Today’s Happy Note: Springtime. Easter weekend. Hardly any homework. Walks in the park. What more could I ask for?
Mental Health: I had lots to do today, but it was mostly fun stuff; it was like one big day of playing. I thought that having such a long day planned would exhaust me and sad Caronae would emerge, but that didn’t happen! Everything seemed to fit together perfectly; I felt happy, healthy, confident, and lovely. This was really monumental for me. There was no anxiety or melancholy present — I just went about, doing my business. Talking with friends and coworkers, playing in the park, not being afraid or unhappy to just be me. It’s days like this that remind me how far I have come. A year ago, I would have been overwhelmed, confused, anxious, and depressed about a day like today. I might not have had the energy or confidence to get out there and get things done. I certainly would have felt uncomfortable in my cute new sundress. But today was different; I still have many underlying emotional issues, but it’s learning how to manage them that has changed everything. It’s such a new world out there now, and I am having a delightful time discovering it!
Exercise: HIIT and strength training! Nothing like a 7:30 am speedy session on the elliptical to wake you up! I love how challenging thirty minutes of tough intervals can be; I definitely think I was in a cardio rut before discovering it. Now I’m having tons of fun doing stuff besides just running! I also did a lot of abs and arms too. No leg strength until after the ultramarathon next weekend though; my legs don’t need to be any more fatigued than they already are.
I also walked at least four miles today; this probably would have been sufficient exercise in itself, but I hadn’t planned on it, and this city just has so much that has to be seen on your feet!
Beautiful day in the park my friends. Please spend time outside this weekend! You will enjoy every minute of it, I promise. 🙂
Today I felt freeeeeeeee! Like my food didn’t matter; I wasn’t angry at my body or my perceived failures, I didn’t feel like I needed to run 10 miles or else I’d be fat, I didn’t feel like I had to go to a party, I didn’t feel lonely or guilty or unsure or blue or anything like that. I did feel enthralled, curious, beautiful, strong, graceful, unique, joyful, and worthy. A good day!
I don’t want to dump twelve thousand pictures on you so no foods today. I’ll recap some highlights though…
~Sweet eggs! Egg puff/sliced banana souflee. Totally nom-able! Next time I’m adding maple syrup and cinnamon.
~Grilled cheese and veggie soup. Why haven’t I had grilled cheese in forever? Oh yeah, because I was afraid of bread. No longer, my friends. No. Longer.
~Dinner oatmeal with chocolate covered pretzels. I went there.
~A grapefruit the size of my head.
I have a little surprise to tell you about tomorrow! I guess I’m just full of surprises. I actually hate them myself, but I don’t mind making other people wait in suspense. *Evil grin*.
Have a fabulous weekend; do something fun for yourself!