I made a return to the gym yesterday after more than a week off. I'm sore today, and a tad mad at myself for not going for so long. BUT, the mood I was in last week made all kinds of things difficult. Taking the pressure off has helped me. I feel like I made better eating choices yesterday just because I wanted to feel good physically...not because I was desperate to see the scale move. And I did feel better...not so sluggish!! Amazing how that works!
The last couple of days, I've had fun keeping myself occupied with something other than thinking about my weight. (It is actually pretty crazy to realize how much my mind thinks about that....) I decided to spend a little time dropping by on people's walls on facebook, just to say 'hi'. I know I like it when an unexpected message shows up on mine, so I thought why not connect with a few people every day? It's been a fun thing to do every time I log on...I just write to 2 or 3 people pretty much at random. I am really very thankful for the people I have connected with on facebook. I just want to make sure they know that. It's been a positive way to redirect some brain power :)
I did not have a good night's sleep last night. A loud noise woke me up approximately 1.5 hours after I fell asleep. After taking a walk through the house to see that everything was ok, I returned to bed only to be awakened after about 2 hours to a child hopping up in to my bed. Another 2 hours, another child. This is not so rare an occurrence. I decided to do something different today though...I decided I would not use any fatigue that I begin to feel as an excuse to grab something crappy to eat....a conscious decision to realize when I am feeling tired and choose something different at that moment. So that's my assignment for the day...if I can accomplish that, I'm on my way to tackling some of these things that cause me to run to the cupboard.
A great quote I came across yesterday: "How you feel is up to you, not to anyone else in your life. Peace is the result of choosing to focus your mind on what is true and honorable and right. When you choose to do that, it is amazing how much peace will overtake your mind and heart."
Here's to peace, people!!!