That is how I’ve felt this weekend. My body DEFINITELY let me know I have to slow down just a bit. The thing is, it is mostly my thoughts that seem to be my problem. They are always 3 steps ahead of the rest of me. I just have so many ideas, and things I want to accomplish but just not enough time to do them all. Do you ever feel like that?
My two New Years Resolutions are:
1. Work on our financial future
2. Lose the rest of my weight
For resolution one I’ve been listening to Suze Orman’s Women & Money: Owning the Power to Control Your Destiny, my sister gave it to me for Christmas. It is definitely interesting and informative. Thankfully some of the things she is asking you to do I’ve already done, but many of them I have not. We have some changes this year that will impact our finances so I’m working out what is the best way for us to proceed. Mainly whether to move or stay in the house we are in. So this has been on my mind quite a lot. However as I listen to the book it makes me feel empowered to follow the correct path to save and plan accordingly for our family.
For resolution two, as many of you know, I began the Cinch! program to kick start my weight loss. However after the first week I settled back in to my normal healthy eating style. It just means I don’t eat only the same items recommended in the book and I don’t necessarily stay on the time schedule. I am finding the weekends to be tough as both my husband and I tend to relapse into eating for enjoyment. However each Monday I get right back on track. I figure I will either lose weight a little at a time or maintain in this pattern. Either way I’m on the right track and may just need to tweak things as I go. I’m at a weight that seems to be a road block for me and I want to push through it and finally see some smaller digits on that scale.
For the fitness portion of number two I began the C25K again as well as walking with my husband if I can. This is where my body is telling me to take a break both mentally and physically. I believe when walking with my husband this past Thursday I strained my back a little. I was power walking so my arms were really swinging and I now have a pinched nerve under my left shoulder blade. So I didn’t get much done this weekend and Sunday I slept the majority of the day. Of course that could be due to some muscle relaxers I took . All I know is that my body needed rest because I couldn’t for the life of me stay awake. I didn’t get up until 9am, eat some breakfast, started the laundry and laid down to watch a movie. I did make it through the movie but then got up to switch the laundry and sit back down to watch more TV, this is when I couldn’t stay awake. I think I slept on and off from about 12-3:30.
With that I’m a little behind this week. I didn’t get nearly enough cleaning done or a good grocery trip in so this week hopefully the pinched nerve will subside so I can get everything done and hopefully get back to my running. So this week I’m going to try to slow down my pace a little, not stay up so late, and let my mind and body get a little more rest!
Do you ever have weeks like this?