Last week we were traveling for vacation and next week we are traveling again for a course and conference I am taking. This week is sandwiched in the middle. I feel like being home and grounded I have more control over my diet. The key for this week will be exercise, since I am not in a routine. I swam and got more exercise last week, which is awesome, but I am not feeling or seeing results. I admit I am attached to the results here, the results indicate whether or not I am reaching my goal. I am considering various options now- comparing gym memberships at local gyms and more medical management. I think I need professional support- it is just hard for me to know what that looks like and who are the right people to support me in my journey. That is the key word here- JOURNEY. I can be really impatient and that doesn’t support me- it just gets me frustrated and putting myself down. I think I will write JOURNEY on my mirror so I can remind myself every morning that this is a journey not a race. Another thing I am look at is being an overachiever.
This week is full of things on the to do list in addition to my work days:
- Choose malpractice insurance co. and submit application
- Prepare and deliver lecture Wednesday evening
- Get blood drown for micronutrient labs
- Volunteer at the student run free clinic
- Pack for 10 day trip to Minneapolis
- Talk to a loan agent to investigate if/when we can buy a house
- Fill out paperwork for public service loan forgiveness
That’s a lot – more than I can do with out paying prices (sleep, exercise time, time with Garrick and Mia). This kind of overachieving gets in my way when it comes to maintaining an exercise routine and carving out dedicated time for self-care. I am always striving to do multiple things at once. My co-worker said- “welcome to being a mom.” I am interested in finding ways to have it all AND maintain sanity in the process. I think that is part of the JOURNEY. In honor of self expression, Jill and I have plans to independently get out nails done this week. Looking forward to sharing pics. Blessings to you all.