I’m not going to lie, these past couple of weeks were not my best. I barely managed to get workouts in, I ate food from the cafeteria at lunch rather than the meal prep I made, and I came home from work everyday feeling like crap and getting into bed. Not some of my finest moments. But I believe in the power of a good Sunday. An early morning mass, coffee with the Sunday paper, and some real productivity…seems mundane I suppose, but it’s a reset button for me.
I tend to run in cycles and it’s pretty difficult to pull me out of a bad one. The past two weeks have been one of those. Stress at work leading to stress-eating leading to feeling shitty leading to not working out leading to feeling like a failure leading to more crappy eating and you can see how this goes. Quite obviously eating is my go to stress habit. I do hope to conquer this genetic trait someday, but I think it would require my whole and undivided attention which I don’t have to give right about now. So I can attempt to fix the stress before it leads me to late night microwave mac and cheese.
One thing I’m looking forward to that has helped to pull me out of this rut today is Julia Ledbetter’s Live Better Challenge. It’s a 7-day free challenge helping you to reflect on your life and your goals and your Why. Yes, I do in fact need someone to challenge me to do something for it to get done. I’ve become pretty obsessed with Julia and her husband during the past few weeks. They are workout and healthy living inspirations and their instagram stories are also very entertaining. I’m excited to have her help me dig deep and figure out the root of my problems with getting healthy. It’s an instagram challenge so expect some deep posts from me next week.
Today, I’m praying for a better week and a renewal of optimism. That is what I will focus on in mass and in yoga today as I try to experience all spiritual power in one day. I hope your Sunday is equally refreshing