I know I have been MIA from blogging for almost two weeks, so I hope you have not sunk into a deep depression. I guess I just don't have as much to post about when I am not at a wedding or traveling. Sad face:(
Welcome to the wonderful world of being back at work.
I think this is the first year that I have really not been ready to come back. Most years I am excited for the productivity that returning to work brings, but maybe due to my busy summer of traveling or the fact that I worked all summer (unlike past summers), I could have used a few extra weeks.
One of the main things I always have to get back into when work starts up is a new exercise schedule and meal planning. I am babysitting Tuesday and Thursdays this year after school from 3:30-5:00 and have also joined a fall social wiffleball league that plays on either Tuesday or Thursday, so those days leave little room for a workout unless I want to go at the end of the day, which is not my favorite (especially when it is still hot and/or dark early). Other days I am just TIRED after work and have been wanting a nap more instead of feeling energized enough for exercise. I have a neighbor that I walk with at 5 PM most every day, and sometimes that is all I have energy for. So between all of that and the fact that it is getting dark earlier, I am getting up before work around 5:30 AM to run. In the dark.
I don't absolutely HATE running in the morning, because since I am half asleep it is more like I am running in a trance than a torturous state and I do have more energy as the day goes on when I run in the AM. It is just not fun in the evenings mentally knowing I need to get to bed early enough to have enough energy for a run. I am trying to reframe my thoughts (hello counseling techniques!) and be thankful for the sleep I do get because I know many people live on a lot less than what I get most nights (7.5- 8 hours during the week).
|Reframing my thoughts!|
This won't be a 100% time program, as I will still have the occasional sweet treat and carb, but I am aiming for 80% of my eating and lifestyle to be based on this plan. My running is easily incorporated into this, and I am excited to see how my body feels. I am noticeably more focused on my body and how I feel than I used to be- I don't like late nights at all anymore because it disrupts my sleep schedule and I hate how I feel the day after a poor evening of eating. Ahhhh welcome to adulthood and healthy living I guess:)!
So that is about all that is new with me. A wedding update to come after this weekend when my college friends Colleen and TJ tie the know!
Oh, and here is the new MBK 2013-2014 counseling team! Sorry it is cut a little awkwardly...