The Best Laid Plans and Breakfast With My Daughters
Sometimes the best laid out plan just doesn't go to the letter. I was completely exhausted when I picked Courtney up from school, so I chose to re-arrange the schedule to allow for a nap. Wow. Didn't take long for that to happen huh? I couldn't imagine making it through the night without catching a few winks, it would have been dangerous with the driving. It's hard to argue with that rationalization. Told you I'm good! If you're going to rationalize changes to your workout routine or schedule, just make them really solid—and they'll seem really OK! Geez. Anyway, what does this mean? It means after play rehearsal I need to get myself out on that trail for a 5K jog/walk. Nothing will stop me from doing this. And as long as that's all I need to do later tonight, then my reward will be coming home and dropping in bed before midnight. If I don't write about a 5K from tonight on tomorrow night's blog, then you call me out on that alright? I mean it. Accountability. “Mr. Good Choices” isn't above having his rear kicked every now and then!
Everything was going great this morning until I realized something very alarming about our personal business and then, “blammo”---high stress city. One of my proudest accomplishments along this road has been changing the way I react to stress in its many forms. In the past, I always turned to food, but not at first. First my resolve would completely crumble under the gun and then, then that's when I would turn to food. I wish there was a simple technique to share with you on how to completely separate your emotions from your eating habits. It isn't one or two techniques, it's a combination of many things along this road. I will tell you this: The foundation of this monumental change was and is built by setting a dramatically high importance and self-honesty level. Without those two variables there's no way to have this kind of change.
I got up at 4:50am, no snooze alarm for me today. I had to get up and cook breakfast for my daughters. Amber and I each enjoyed a 200 calorie egg white, mushroom, and mozzarella burrito made with one of those 90 calorie Flat-Out Whole Wheat/High Fiber flat breads. It was amazing. Courtney opted for a bacon, egg white, and cheese sandwich for a slightly higher calorie count, but that's what she budgeted---we were all satisfied. We all enjoyed coffee too. It's strange sitting at the table enjoying coffee with my babies. They're still just kids right? I'm so proud of them, they're incredible girls.
Amber headed back to school this morning. It's always tough to see her go. But she's a confident young woman with a plan for her future, and that doesn't involve hanging out at home all the time, although that would be cool too! She'll start student teaching soon, like in a few weeks! Amber, my little Ambeee, being referred to as “Ms. Anderson” by school kids. That is so strange to me. Again, couldn't be more proud.
I'm starting to feel the pressure of this role in the play. I have until Sunday night to have every single line memorized. Where was that in my tight little schedule? Memorizing my lines and cues...oh my, that must be done right away! I made this exciting schedule didn't I? Yes, yes I did. And it's going to be alright, I gaurantee.
There are just a few hours left to vote for who I'll request an interview from next. Diane, Fit To The Finish is in the lead right now, pulling ahead of Jen from Prior Fat Girl. It's safe to say the next interview will be from a female perspective! The list of people I'd like to interview isn't just the ones listed for vote. It's a super long list. And eventually we'll do 'em all! Time, all in time. I just think that after investing a lot of time in reading and following someone, it's the coolest thing to hear them speak. Please vote before the voting time runs out! I'm pretty sure that when it does, the final results will automatically show. After that, I'll immediately fire off an e-mail requesting the interview. What if they decline? Could happen you know, oh well, we'll see.
Irene is off to work and I'm into the bathroom for a shower and preparations for play rehearsal. Last night was rather physical. Not too bad, but I was definitely “worked out” when it was all over. Tonight should be another good rehearsal.
I can't thank you enough for the support and understanding extended to me during this extremely busy time on my journey. Good friends are such wonderful things. Goodnight and...