For a while I had fallen into a really healthy trend, or at least a healthier one than any I was ever use to. I was taking two or more yoga classes every week. I stopped drinking diet soda, then I stopped drinking regular soda, then I stopped drinking soda all together. I started to drink more water and more clear liquids. I drastically reduced the amount of junk/fast/dessert foods that I usually constantly ate. I was feeling great. 2014 has given me some of the happiest times of my life.
But over the last few weeks it’s all begun to dwindle. I started drinking soda again, slowly at first. But then I started drinking it a little more frequently, and then I started drinking diet soda again. I’ve started to stop at Georgetown Cupcake and Baskin Robins on a weekly basis, and I wasn’t even doing that before!
I’ve begun blowing off yoga classes, which happens from time to time. But, it’s not like me to blow off more than one class in one week. Or, to only take one yoga class a week, like I’ve done for the last several weeks. The worst part are the cravings. The constant daydreams and desires for cakes, pies, chocolate, ice cream, chips, Indian food, what have you. It’s all reeking havoc. My skin looks horrible. I’ve begun to loose that naturally high, joyous feeling I usually harbor. I’ve been becoming frustrated more easily. I just don’t feel as good.
Today I’ve started to get back on track. I went to the mall before work to stock up on makeup, and I bypassed the Indian food and the jalapeño pepperoni pretzel dog that I badly wanted from the food court. I got a strawberry banana smoothie instead. When I got to work there were a tin a sugar cookies in the break room. I took three initially…but than I put two back, and ate only one. I’m going to go to yoga tomorrow and Saturday, and I’ve already gone Tuesday. I almost never have a bad week on any week that I take at least two or three yoga classes.
I’m ready to stop feeling moody and sluggish and to start feeling like my usual, perky self again!
On my day off yesterday I went over to Leann’s to trade massages with her and James. I’ve traded massages with other therapists on my days off plenty of times before…but not two other therapists, at the same time! We each had a turn on the table, and the other two worked on the therapist on the table simultaneously. We split the body into upper and lower, and gave each other four-handed massages. It felt pretty awesome, and we had a blast, and I was so chilled and relaxed by the time I left. I’ve been running low on eyeshadow, so I stopped at Sephora on my way to work. I bought myself the Lolita eyeshadow pallet from Marc Jacobs. I’m now going to proceed to search google and pinterest for makeup tutorials with this particular pallet since I’m one of those women who are makeup ignorant.
Trying to still take care of myself through massage, self-care retail therapy, and in many other ways until I start feeling better. I have to admit that I was definitely in better spirits today than I have been all week.
I hope all of you are feeling a bit more balanced this week than I am! Namaste.