As I was driving home from the train, I was thinking of a million creatively stupid reasons about why I shouldn't exercise:
- I'm too tired
- I'm too stressed
- My stomach hurts (faking it)
- I'm too lazy
After thinking it over, I realized I would feel like a loser if I didn't move it. I also realized that it wasn't dark out yet and treated myself to a nice run outside. Just look at this sky:
Don't worry- I didn't take this while running. Don't shoot and run (ok, dumb joke- but I'm tired!)
I took myself out on a run down the street to the park right next to us. It was a great run, but it got dark after 20 minutes and I chickened out and ran home. It was a good start, and just what I needed to get out of my crappy mood.
I came home and made my dinner:
Light flat out wrap with smoked salmon and a small smear of light cream cheese and spinach. I also had a few pita chips on the side.
I ended up eating this open-faced because I play with my food. I contemplated dessert and did not disappoint. I had this lovely nectarine:
And ended up sneaking in my 'dessert of the day' of two Trader Joe's Oatmeal Dunkers.
I haven't done much sitting since I have been home. I have been doing food prep and cooking for the next few days. I'm kind of a domestic and prefer to make Mike's lunch. This way I know our grocery bill is not wasted and of course, he is getting a healthy lunch. None of it is glamorous or pretty, but here is what I made tonight to be packed for hopefully the rest of the week, depending on boy metabolism:
- Roasted brussel sprouts
- Roasted eggplant
- Roasted chicken with curry powder, onion powder, celery
- Giant shells to serve as a carb for another meal
- Giant spinach salad with corn, shredded cheese, carrots, celery, hardboiled egg, olives, and probably other stuff
Some random thoughts...
I have been at my new job for a month...and it's been quite the experience. I have learned a lot, but I have also been very busy and proportionally stressed. I am just one of those people who stresses out and I really need to find an outlet. It would normally be exercise, but I have literally been trapped in the office for at least 10 hours a day. I am going to try to tweak a few things and find what works best for me because I know it's not good for my mental health. I need some movement in my life for my physical health and sanity so I am going to mentally prepare myself for a morning workout in the next couple of days.
I am going to be traveling for work to the lovely city of Dallas (never been there, but assuming it's nice) on Friday and returning on Saturday and I know that I have a few strenuous days ahead. I guess I can only do my best.
What are your favorite stress fighters?