Today I feel skinny. Why? I don’t know but it is a good feeling.
I haven’t weighed myself but I don’t look any skinnier than yesterday, my clothes aren’t looser, I didn’t eat salads for every meal, or work out like a maniac, but I feel skinny.
I think I can attribute the feeling to several things and a general sense of well-being. Last week was a very hectic and stressful week at work. It was a good kind of stress though, the kind of stress that keeps you busy, pushes you, tests you. When the stress is over you can look back and say with pride look what I have accomplished! It was a good week. Sadly with the stress I did let some things go, I wasn’t cooking healthy meals, packing healthy lunches, or doing my morning yoga. All I could think is I have to get to work and finish a million things.
Today I only had half a million things to do at work so I took time to make my morning green smoothie, remembered that today would be a good day because I woke up (and only had 1/2 a million things to do) packed a semi healthy lunch and was on my way. I made sure that I took my morning break and got away from work for 10 minutes. Boy what a difference this 10 minutes makes. I use my morning break to take a quick walk around the block. I listen to fast paced music, and just breath. I don’t think about work, home, anything except the music, the sunshine, fresh air, and breathing. I come back to work refreshed and ready to go. I love my morning break and find I am much more productive when I get back.
After work I came home and decided not to just sit and watch TV and play on the computer. I decided that I was going to accomplish 5 things before I let myself relax and turn into a couch potato. Here is what I did.
- Finally went to the laundromat and cleaned my giant comforter that has been sitting in the laundry pile for weeks.
- Set up the security features on my phone and caught up on my email while at the laundromat.
- Made a meal plan for the next week.
- Went grocery shopping for the meal plan.
- Prepared dinner for tomorrow, a freezer meal, and breakfast in the slow cooker for the morning.
While I was at the grocery store I was walking around, my back was hurting so I was making a point of standing up straight and tall and that is when it it, I felt really skinny today. I felt good, I had done something to make my life better and healthier, I had come home and was active instead of just giving in to being tired and turning into a couch potato, I felt skinny and I felt good.