Yesterday's plan looked something like this:
- Stop at home, grab a snack, exchange work pants for jeans and head back out
- Meet my dad for coffee
- Scrap exercise plans in favor of heading home, doing a bit of housework, writing and publishing a blog post, and going to bed early
Well, while I was still on my date with my dad, two people that I love very much (Hi, Steph and Alex!) showed up, so when he left, I stuck around. After which, maybe I "should have" gone home to catch up on sleep, but I couldn't resist the invitation to meet my husband and brother at a nearby pub (and the promise of a glass of red wine. Although for future reference, being that tired and drinking wine is not a good combo. I wanted to lay my head right there on the table.)
I went home. I went to bed. No housework, no prep for the following day, no blogging.
I think I made the right choices:-).
I have been really, really tired these past few days. Not emotionally, just physically. This seems to happen easily during the workweek, and overdosing on coffee does not seem to do it for me. So, maybe my writing attempts are less than stellar. Maybe my food choices are less than stellar (the lack of prep has me just throwing items together and relying too heavily on protein bars.)
But I haven't overeaten. That means I haven't been relying on old and unhealthy habits to power me through less than ideal circumstances. I've been making conscious decisions, enjoying conversation and experiences and life with people around me even when impulses tell me to give myself a boost with handfuls of sugar and empty calories. There is a place for empty calories, of course; there is no way I am swearing off dessert. But food- as much as I love it and believe it can lead to warmer community and richer conversations and all kinds of amazing things- is being put back in its place.
I like where this is going. Small changes lead to big changes.
Today, I'm going to divert from the plan a little. (I have a feeling you won't mind.)
I'm not going to post what I ate yesterday or all the things I choose to eat today. I'm doing well, and I will tell you if I slip. (I will; my boundaries are limited when it comes to what I will admit on via the internet.) I am writing this on my lunch break with no applicable food photos in tow, food is not going to make up for the lack of energy I'm working with (so I've got to go to bed early tonight), and I have plenty of homework to complete before Saturday.
I'll be back tomorrow with pictures of my food choices, thoughts, and (I hope, I hope!) much more energy.
What's everyone making for dinner tonight? I could use some new ideas.