Well, yesterday I said that I was going to start getting up at 5 every morning and meditate, because that is the time that I am going to have to get used to getting up for training. That did not happen today. So first, I actually got up at 6:30 – not 5:00 – mostly because I was up during the night from 1:30-3:30 – just unable to get back to sleep. This happens to me quite a bit. I just can’t turn my brain off when I wake up in the night and its so hard to get back to sleep! We got an herbal sleep supplement in our swag bags from the race in San Diego called Estrella PM, which worked really well for me, so I ordered a bottle of that yesterday from Amazon. I really like it because it just seems to help me get a good solid night’s sleep without waking in the middle of the night, and with no groggy feeling in the morning. But, for now, I’m out of the samples that we had so that’s that. It’s supposed to arrive on Thursday and I can’t wait because I really can’t afford to not be sleeping.
So, when I got up at 6:30 this morning, my 23-month-old, Landon, was still sleeping, but he normally wakes up anytime between 7 and 8. So, I had a choice to make as far as what to do with the time I had before he woke up: shower and get myself ready for the day or meditate. I knew I wouldn’t have time for both, and my husband, Justin, left for work at 5am and was likely going to be gone until lunchtime. Because I had an appointment today at 1pm, I opted for the shower – and by the time I was done, Landon was up and trying to climb out of his crib!
Saturday, Sunday and Monday are normally “days off” for me – which really means that they are days in which I have to study and catch up on assignments for school. I am in graduate school right now, working on my master’s degree in nursing. I work a 12-hour shift every Tuesday as an RN in an urgent care, and I am in clinicals for school all day Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. This week is a bit complicated because Justin has to go out of town for his work – leaving this afternoon, and coming back on Wednesday evening. We only have Landon in daycare three days a week right now, so since Landon has to go to daycare tomorrow and Wednesday, I kept him home with me today. I love having him home with me, but he is at an age where getting anything done while he’s around is very, very difficult. So, studying on a day with Landon at home pretty much looks something like this:
As you can imagine, successful meditation with him around is completely out of the question. 🙂 I left for my appointment shortly after he went down for his nap, and he woke up and Justin left both within 30 minutes of my return. SO – meditation is probably not going to happen today. BUT – there is always tomorrow! I WILL get this down and make it all work somehow.
As far as following my nutrition plan, I’ve been totally on track, and I just have to say that the Optavia 5 & 1 plan is absolutely amazing. NOT saying its easy. Justin and my 16 year old Zachary had chicken enchiladas for dinner yesterday and I wanted to eat some SO BAD – but, yesterday I weighed 150.6 pounds and this morning I was 147.4 pounds. My doctor was amazed today because the last time I saw him, about a year and a half ago, I was 25 pounds heavier and my blood pressure in his office that day was 190/101! Now, I’m off all of my blood pressure medication and doing great. So anyway – that part is going good. I did my meal prep yesterday, but just ended up making some salad with chicken breast and some salmon with a salsa fresca. Both were really easy and perfect for the hot weather we’ve been having.
SO, that’s the update for today – I now have a crying toddler at my feet so I guess its time to sign off!