A Nap is a Wonderful Thing

4 years ago

As I lay in bed last night, I wondered if I'd weigh any less this next Monday when I go to weigh in.  I sure hope I do.  It's affirmining.  It's not necessary, I tell myself, because I'm doing all sorts of good healthy things which benefit me because I'm feeling healthier.  But still.  I'd like to know that things will happen.

I learned last year that it's not really about wishing or hoping or magic, but really just about paying attention to the numbers and living accordingly.  If I only put so many calories in my body and if I make sure to expend some calories with exercise, it's kind of a sure thing that the weight will begin to burn off.

But as I lay in bed, I wondered if my body was hitting that point in time where it just would magically hold on to any weight.  Could that be?  

Regardless, I'm continuing forth and enjoying the structure and routines that I began creating last year.

This morning I walked in the minus twenty wind to the gym, nearly freezing off my eyeballs, to work out with the Jillian DVD (Shred, level 2) for twenty minutes with two other women.  Afterwards I did some stretches.  I plan to attend yoga tonight and tomorrow morning I committed myself to going to the pool at 5:45 am.  Wowzers.

My left knee is sore and achy.  It's the knee that has the foot with tendonitis.  I iced it this morning and I'm glad tomorrow is swimming because that gives it a break from the treadmill.  It's not horrible, but is just saying that it needs a bit of a break.

I'm also still tired, but yesterday I took a nap with the kids.  It was only a short nap, but I woke up feeling so much better.  I got things done the rest of the afternoon, taught my class and played some backgammon with my husband.  Today I'm planning to do the nap thing again because dragging through the day and evening is no fun and tonight, after yoga, I'm going on a date night with my honey - which, of course, means I have to clean up  our house a bit before the babysitter arrives.

And there's my work to do.  I'd had high hopes I'd have my weekend stuff done before the weekend, but it doesn't look like that will happen.  Ah well.  Instead of stressing, I'm just letting it be what it is and now I'm off for a nap.

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