I’ve been exhausted all week. I tried to get up early for a morning yoga class every day this week, but it just didn’t happen. The class is at 6am. And I would need to wake up at 4am to pump and get ready. Blah. Yeah that just didn’t happen.
Instead of stressing about the lack of exercise in my life right now, I’m focusing on the positives:
1. The weather is nice enough for me to go for a run on my lunch break today;
2. I’ve successfully made it through a full work week;
3. and Chad + I are going on a date tonight!
The whole not-stressing thing is totally a conscious effort. I can easily let my ego run wild and get me down in the dumps about it. But I’m choosing to set priorities and not burn myself out. What good am I to myself and my family if I burn myself out? In the long run, it’s a no-win situation.
My new-found consciousness is due, in part, to the book The Way of the Happy Woman: Living the Best Year of Your Life, which was a Christmas gift from my sister-in-law, and it just so happens to coincide with my 2013 manifestations!
I’m trying to accept that our lives are in a transition right now: I just returned to work, I’m adjusting to my new role as a working mom, and I’m trying my best to get back in a routine.
And yeah, workouts may be on the back burner for the time being. Why? Because I can’t master everything at once.
And that’s OK.
I’m getting there. It will all balance out. Being happy and healthy are extremely important for my well-being.
And it may have taken 28 years, but I think I’m finally accepting that sometimes the healthiest thing I can do is to slow down and let myself adjust.
All this being said, I can’t wait for my lunchtime run and a fun day of yoga workshops tomorrow during Yoga Bliss Day [it’s their 2-year anniversary and all yoga classes/workshops are FREE tomorrow!]