I am teaching after school four out of five days this week. Today was the first of those days. So, when I got home, did a quick change and went off to yoga…
At the yoga studio, the lights were dimmed, mellow music was playing softly, and there was a distinct earthy smell of scented candles. The teacher asked us to close our eyes and concentrate on our breathing, the next thing I heard was my sister knocking on the floor next to me, “Jenn… are you asleep?” I fell asleep during my yoga warm-up!
In the end, I had a good workout and actually broke out in a sweat during parts. I came home whipped up a quick low point dinner, and now I’m pretty unmotivated to anything else. The problem is my day is not close to being done yet: there is still more work to do, I have to pack and (pre)track breakfast and lunch for tomorrow. It is so easy to feel overwhelmed. I wonder, can you relate?
I think that’s why people hesitate to take on the challenge of a weight loss journey. The thing I have to remember is that doing activities like going to yoga, or (pre)tracking my meals, and taking time to write, are all ways to care for myself. When I take time for self-care it helps me to be able to manage everything else.
- Yes, I’m going to spin tomorrow
- Yes, I’m going to get up and go down to the kitchen to pack & (pre)track my food
- Yes, I’m taking a little time to write and reflect on my day
- Yes, I’m going to be kind to myself because I’m doing my best
- Yes, I am good enough and so are you