i tend to be up and down a lot… with my mood, weight, energy… i don’t really love it, but i’m trying to make the best of it.
so i think it might be more important to feel healthy and in control than be completely perfect about it. just like if you lose 3 pounds and are on top of the world, you feel amazing. but you could be 15 pounds less than that and struggling, and you feel awful.
ashley is a great encourager about things like this. she doesn’t pretend she or her life is perfect. but she’s consciously working on the things she doesn’t like this month. she’s calling it her new leaf plan.
1.) stress less. i was completely won over in may to lynn’s recommendation of getting massages. EP and i just got back from atlantic city for the weekend (i should post about that soon). we got our second-ever massage. and it was stupendous.
i heard while half-conscious that he had a lot of tension in his neck. my girl didn’t talk to me like his did, but there were at least three knots she found that she worked on for a while. we also got complimentary access to hang out here because of our massages —
not a bad location to relax. i’m trying to remember to relax different areas once i think about it and realize i’m tense. with that in mind, i went to yoga class this morning. which brings me to —
2.) move. i’m shooting for one trip to the elliptical and one yoga class a week. might sound small. but i’ve used my gym membership a lot less than that since i renewed it a couple of months ago. i can’t psych myself out, but i can work on being less of a potato.
3.) feel good about food. i eat out a lot right now. and i love the event of going out to dinner, but i don’t have to make choices that i’ll think about so much afterward. i can start taking breakfast to work again, like i used to do every day. and plan ahead for lunches so i have some simple, healthy things with me even if i get to hang out with EP. i can cook more real dinners at home, instead of takeout + eating out + junk food, even if it’s scrambled eggs or english muffin sandwiches. [my two big casseroles last week were both flops, so i think smaller = perfect.] tonight was a really simple chili recipe from my sister-in-law… chili packet + tomatoes + kidney beans + soy crumbles.
and a no-pudge brownie for dessert with pride + prejudice [which was an impulse buy on today’s awesome target trip].
and i think that’s it. i usually only focus on goals for a little while, until the list is out of my hands, or i’ve gotten involved in another project. three basic things might hold my attention for a little while.