“Excellence is the result of caring more than others think wise, risking more than others think safe, dreaming more than others think practical, and expecting more than others think possible.”
Are you food real with your self? Lately I have not been real about anything health wise, especially food. My busy schedule has let old habits back in with a vengeance. Life has lost it’s balance. As I’m sure you have noticed Life Off the D List was all but abandoned, this has to change. For me blogging is accountability to myself. Part of the reason( if I’m being truly honest) that there have been no new blog post is because it is hard to write when I’m not doing the things I need to do to take care of me. This can NOT continue. I need to find balance again.
Here is what’s been going on lately. I am taking five classes and a lab, including anatomy and physiology. On top of A&P and it’s lab I am also taking public speaking, abnormal psychology, music appreciation and swimming for fitness. Am I crazy, yes, but I really didn’t have much choice. These days my life revolves around the human body ironically enough and if I’m lucky I also remember that I have 3 other classes I need to do homework for. Luckily the swimming class does not come with homework and gives me a built in workout three times a week.
The only thing saving me at all right now is this swimming for fitness class. If it weren’t for this class there would be no exercising happening at all. Gym and I have not been on speaking terms almost at all this past month. I have slipped back into that mindset of “Well today’s a wash, I’ll start over tomorrow”, yet tomorrow ends up being the same thing. I have been overly using the excuse that I'm just too busy. Yes, I am busier than normal but this is not something that is going to be short term. The schedule I have now is going to be like this for the next year if not longer. I can not live like this just because I got busy(er). Everyone has things that come up and get in the way, it’s called life. What makes me special that I get to use all the excuses in the book when I get busy, nothing. Its time once again to throw out that excuse book and get busy! It’s time to find that balance again.
It’s time for some new goals. While they wont be quite as lofty as my goals in the past I still want to get back on that proverbial track and see some progress. Since I am getting in a guaranteed 3 swim workouts a week my biggest problem is food. Food has become a convenience only issue. I want to find things that are still quick and easy but also healthy. I also will be stocking up on more snacks that are more healthy and less comfort foods. These days Brownies have been my drug of choice. These “drugs” and all the bad habits that have crept back in are doing nothing but making me feel like crap all the time. I’m exhausted all the time. Food is fuel and my fuel is slowing me down these days instead of keeping me going.
Now that it is cooling off I also want to start walking/running again. I have desperately missed my outdoor workouts. In addition to my swim classes I want to start adding in these outdoor workouts twice a week. It’s amazing how much these help me clear my mind and energize me. I am also going to try and institute a bedtime routine for me so that I have time to decompress and hopefully sleep better.
It’s all about mental clarity, focus and accountability!
What do you do to stay real with yourself?
Peace, Love and Happy Blogging