The last 2 weeks have been stressful for me to say the least. Between dealing with things at my fulltime job and being involved in a yearly festival in Fredonia , I have not had much time for myself. By the time I would get home, made dinner I didn’t feel like doing much of anything. I haven’t worked out regularly like I have planned nor have I done any programming. I find that when I’m stressed I tend to eat, drink(and not water), and sleep more. The only thing I have worked on these past 2 weeks is a cross stitching project I started years ago.
This week I am on vacation from my fulltime job. Let me tell you it could not have come at a more perfect time. This week I am going to focus on me and the things I want to do. I am going to get back to programming. There are so many projects my husband and I are working on, and I have so many ideas that I want to get done. I also want to get back into ceramics and continue my cross stitching. Both these things I find very relaxing and it gives me another creative outlet. Most importantly I am going to start getting my health back in check.
This week I have decided to start the 21 day fix again. I have done it before and have had some success. Not only did I lose weight but it also reduced my heartburn, improved my flexibility and gave me more energy. For those of you who have never heard of the 21 day fix let me give you a brief summary. The 21 day fix is a beach body program the incorporates 30 minute a day workouts with portion control nutritional planning. I could get more in-depth but if I want to keep this short.
This week I am taking time for me. I need to take care of myself. Like I said before I don’t consider this as being selfish. If I can’t take care of myself then I can’t expect anyone else to do it. I need to learn to manage stress better (I have always been terrible at this) and also learn to take and make time for myself. I’m a work in progress and will be for the rest of my life, but honestly no-one is perfect. We are all a work in progress.