Friday, November 20, 2009

Energy: the greatest drug of all

I was home with both kids and it was pouring rain outside. Recipe for chaos. It was a crazy-busy day, to say the least. Lots of averting disasters. Lots of mopping up spills. But mostly, lots of laughing and cuddles.

Normally, when I'm surrounded by a ton of mess, noise, and chaos, I stress eat. I'm constantly grazing in the kitchen, and there's never any mindfulness as to what I put in my mouth. It's just the way I deal with stress, I suppose.

Yesterday, I didn't veer off track with my eating. Not once! Even though it took awhile to get the kids down for their naps in the afternoon, I resisted the temptation to consume a handful of goldfish crackers for lunch. I was starving, but I took the extra ten minutes to chop up a delicious green salad with red peppers, tomatoes, cucumbers, and chickpeas. I remembered that I bought a delicious rye loaf from this awesome bakery yesterday. So I had some mashed avocado on a slice of it. I nourished my body with healthy food and it made such a difference!

This week has been really, really, really great. I've been active, eating really well, and my energy levels are soaring. Like, I can practically feel the energy reverberating from my body. Yesterday, I was "go go go" and it felt amazing. When I'm not taking care of my body, I feel sluggish and lazy. If only I could bottle some of this energy and conserve it! If only I could remember what an incredible feeling this is, the next time I feel like giving up. Perhaps I'll come back and read this blog post instead.

So. I know I need to stand on the scale. But I'm really loathe to do it! I'm worried that if the number disappoints me, I won't feel my efforts the way I do now. I don't want to be resentful of my body. Right now, I'm doing great and I want to enjoy it. My body feels so different after a few days of doing consistently well. Isn't that measure enough?

I haven't decided what I'm going to do, but I will probably weigh in at some point in the next couple of days. I'll give myself a huge pep talk beforehand to avoid any disappointment. I mean, I should see results from my work but we all know how fickle the scale can be.

Anyway, I'm going to go and enjoy some more of this energy before it dissipates from Friday fatigue. I honestly feel like I could run a marathon right now (if only my body was capable)! I feel like a fog has been lifted from around me. More spinning tonight (can you tell that I love it?), and a healthy weekend ahead.

Energy is a drug that I am quickly becoming addicted to. Who would have thought? Good thing I'm my own dealer.

1 comment:

Sheridan said...

deal me some... I'll pay a good price! ;) Actually, Fridays are my days off and I'm usually go go go... walking out and about with little one for 2-3 hours... dread thinking of winter coming... :(