Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Day 28 The Tide has Turned

I am feeling so much better. Thanks for all of your messages...I was really having a rough day. I turned it all around though. There were 3 components to my mood turning:
  • I went running for the first time in about 8 months. I think procrastinating doing something that I really enjoy and I know makes me feel better really irritated me.
  • I treated myself to a massage last night. It relaxed me and the masseuse worked out some major knots in my back. The last couple of times I had a massage, I didn't have any knots. Stress...it can make you cranky.
  • I made myself a healthy dinner: fresh whole wheat pasta with artichoke hearts, yellow peppers, garlic, basil and I use my good olive oil instead of my cooking olive oil so it had an extra fabulous flavor.

I also talked to Chris about looking at our collective schedules and planning out times where I can go to the gym or exercise without having to tote the dog (and in the future children) all over the world with me. He agreed that in order to support my efforts, he's got to do more than talk. So that will work out. I also figured out that if I can prep myself quickly enough, I can do a short run, and be home and showered by 4:30...so I can do a quick run even on days that I have to work at the library at 5. So I plan to run again tomorrow. I have a staff meeting, but I think I might change into my running clothes and wear sweats to the meeting. That way I can go directly to run.

I also have to make an effort to do some sewing. You can't eat and sew at the same time. Your project will get gross!

3 comments:

Cory said...

I'm so glad that you are feeling better!!! That's great.

totegirl said...

All I can say is YAY! It's cyclical, so all we can do is hold on tight during the bumpy parts. We know what it is and what it takes to feel good, so even when we fall off the wagon, it's not forever.

And yay for having support in your endeavors! And for having a plan!

JessiferSeabs said...

Okay, you know what's really funny?

I went for a run yesterday.
Then, I booked a massage for the end of the month.
THEN, I made a dinner of whole wheat pasta with scallops and artichoke hearts.

I NEVER EAT PASTA. Or artichoke hearts!!!

Glad you are feeling better!