Thursday, February 20, 2014

Hope

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In case you haven't been able to tell from my crabby posts, I have been in the baddest of bad moods lately.  I hated the weather, work, my body, my hair.  Not all the time, of course, but my default setting was stuck on hopeless.

Things are looking up at work, thanks to some juggling of people into different positions. I feel like my work is appreciated.   Yesterday, sitting in a meeting, I could not stop looking out the window because there was a tree budding outside it, even with all the snow on the ground around it.  When I got in my car later in the day, it was so hot inside from the sun that I actually cracked open my sunroof for the first time that I got my car.

I also got my hair fixed. I must have gone too long between appointments, because my color was faded and the shine was gone.  I felt like I looked a hot mess. Now that it's sleek and dark and shiny again, I feel more like my old self.  

I found myself scanning at all the different diet plans out there, feeling desperate for something that would work.  Then I noticed that yesterday, when I got a little extra sleep, I didn't feel so hungry all the time. I went to bed a little earlier than usual last night and woke up feeling rested.  I don't need a magic diet, I need to plan my meals, eat the foods that I know are good for me, get regular exercise, eat when I'm hungry and not when I'm not, and most of all, go to bed instead of mindlessly surfing the web on my phone until 11 pm.

I'm going to have some extra alone time this weekend, so I am going to use it to go through my cookbooks and find some recipes I want to try, stock up the kitchen, and maybe even prep or cook some meals for the next week.  Even though I have been trying to be true to no-buy February, I got myself a cheap little calendar yesterday to use to plan meals and record my workouts. 

None of this is rocket science, I just needed to have enough energy and positive feelings to pull myself out of the tailspin I had been in.

1 comment:

  1. Sleep has such a huge impact on our lives. It really is underrated. Glad you are starting to see a light.

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