After you read this post you will understand why I chose this song to post! Enjoy!!!
Not to worry! There is Absolutely no way that I am giving up on my workouts! I am sure the title might have looked a little alarming.
Today was Ash Wednesday and we have entered another Lenten season which is a perfect time for sacrifices and self-reflection.
This year I have decided to give up:
Coffee -which I have already gotten a head start on!
Meat- I have been planning on making some dietary changes. I wish I could say that I am giving up sweets and dairy… Maybe sometime in the future. For now giving up meat feels the most realistic to me.
Distractions – Right now my priorities are my health and fitness (mental, spiritual, and physical), my relationship with Christopher, my full-time job, and school. I will give up the distractions that pull me away. That means giving up netflix for a while and giving up the distractions that pull me away from my studies.
Excuses -I am enjoying my Transformation Project because I have been practicing being more honest with myself. If I were completely honest with myself; I would know that I have made excuses to procrastinate from my priorities. That is coming to an end!
I think for now this is a good start. I like and appreciate how I have been using this year as an opportunity to really face my fears and work on my issues. It is hard work, but I know that it will help me to heal and grow.
I woke up with a lump in my throat and I am hoping that I did not catch my friend Paige’s cold. She said that she was getting over it. I have been keeping my belly full of throat coat tea and honey. Thank goodness for tea, right?! I got to sleep in today and for the 1st time in over a week I am headache free!!!! It is such a wonderful feeling. I was getting really worried about my headaches. Maybe I just need more sleep. I will do my best to get to bed at an earlier hour.
Today was a designated rest day and I think for the most part I did a good job with this. I did however, go for a run. It wasn’t raining and the sun was out. How could I resist?!?! I went for 30 minutes and it felt wonderful. I got fresh air and a chance to clear my head.
When I got back from my run, I took a shower then headed to my massage. I feel blessed to be living such a life of luxury! In addition to my agonizing headaches, yesterday, my neck and torso felt all tight. I think it was because I was overreaching on my spinning bike. My massage therapist does such a great job and my tension melted like butter. This time around I decided to hold off on the detox bath. I don’t want a repeat of last week with the terrible headaches so I am trying to do things a little differently. I feel good about the fact that I got a little exercise before my massage so that I would not have to feel bad about missing Mixxedfit tonight.
Honestly, now that I am on such a roll with my exercise; I am afraid to take days off. I worry that if I stop I will go back to old patterns, but I am trying to learn a balance. Rest and Recovery is important and essential for continual success and growth.
I don’t think that I have been getting the best quality sleep so I will do a better job by not staying on the computer or watching Netflix before bed. I will read a book or journal to help me unwind at the end of the day. I really hope that I am not getting sick. It is another reason why getting to bed at a decent time is a good idea…
I’m excited tomorrow I am going to shop for seeds and soil so that we can start gardening. I have that wonderful Greenhouse and should do something with it, right?!?!
Maybe I ought to put a lime in the coconut to make me all better. It’s a good thing I didn’t give up sweets, right? Haha just kidding I had that “Lime in the Coconut” song stuck in my head today and wanted to share it! Enjoy!
If you were planting a garden, what would you plant and why? I’m curious. Comment below I would love to hear your ideas :).
Goodnight my friends! Tomorrow I will post another Workout and Word of the Day!
Love, Joy, and Blessings Always,