Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Stress...

yep, when stress rears it's ugly head, well, it's just not pretty- physically or mentally.  This past week has brought up a tad bit of stress.  I have had minimal amounts of stress these last few weeks and what stress I have had I was able to work off at the gym.  The past two weeks my schedule has been anything but routine and that time has been a hard to find.  I have worked to try to find my way to the gym and then at the last minute something work related inevitably pops up, work needs to be done, lesson plans don't write themselves, and before you know it it's 11:00 and I am just then making it to bed- with a wake up time at 4:15.  *sigh*




Someone posted the above on my facebook wall this week (she knows what's going on).  That same day I was gone for a period of 12 hours for the day, all I wanted to do when I got home was sit- but at the same time I needed to fix dinner and eat, exercise, and work on lesson plans.  The first and the last things got done.  I have to come to grips with realization that it's okay if I miss a day of exercise- just means I need to work harder and "kick it up" a notch the next day.  The storms (aka the stressors) in life ARE going to come- I need to learn to run in the midst of those storms.


This one- I just like- I like anything by C.S. Lewis and think this is perfect for my journey.  I'm leaving many things behind- my old self, my weight, my doubts, my fears, and the list could go on- but ahead of me is so much more than I can ever dream.

So tell me, how do you deal with the stressors in life that affect your daily routine?

1 comment:

alicia said...

I've learned that some things you can work around, and others can't and you just have to let it go. If you miss a workout, you miss a workout. It doesn't mean you're a bad person, you've failed or you'll gain 10 pounds. Just move on to the next day. Your body needs rest anyway, especially in extended times of rest. Maybe it was meant to be that you couldn't get a workout in because your body just needed to slow down!

I make a conscious effort to plan my workouts in advance when I know my schedule will be difficult. It makes me feel more in control of the stress, rather than letting the stress control me. And I also plan a rest day in there too, that way I don't feel like I've let the stress eat away my workout and I'm resorting to a rest day. I've given myself permission for the rest day, and for some reason, that makes it all better :)