Hello all! This day was meant to be like a rest day for me as it was so rainy out and our house was cold. I didn’t want to do anything but I had so much that I had to get done that I just had to suck it up and plow through the day.
I Slept In!
I haven’t slept past 5 o’clock in well over two weeks and so being able to sleep in until 9 was a blessing. My body needed that rest. As soon as I got up, I went about my normal morning routine of getting dressed and making sure my pets were fed and taken care of. I mixed up some pre-workout and sipped on that while I wrote down my to-do list for the day. I purposefully put on the list that I needed to do some self-care. After two weeks of being constantly on the go and planning out every minute of my day, I needed to take a step back and take care of myself.
But First a Workout
My emotions and thoughts have been all over the place lately. I can safely assume that a lot of that came from very little sleep and not taking care of myself. I felt like I was losing control over every aspect of my life and the only time I had control was in my workouts. I put on music and I just did the thing. In the afternoons after work I would strip off my uniform, put on some running shoes and just go. It was my way to re-center myself and process the things that were going through my mind.
So this morning was no different. After I was done making up my to-do list for the day, I stripped the bed of sheets and blankets and got that started in the washer while I did my workout. Today was shoulders/abs from Kelly Yager’s Fit and Functional Q3 Guide. I normally like to do 90 minutes for my morning workout on my days off, but today’s session absolutely killed so I stuck with 45 minutes to rest and allow my muscles to recover. I knew it was getting dangerously close to my period so I didn’t want to overdo it. Afterward I made myself a late breakfast and watched a little of a movie.
Sundays are always my day to cram in all my school work for the week and today was no different. After breakfast I bit the bullet and knocked out all the assignments that were due that day. It’s only the first week, but I am already really excited for this class as I love history and the chance to learn more. This took me roughly an hour or so beings I got a major chunk of it completed the night before.
As soon as I submitted my final assignment for the week, I decided to do something a little more fun and started on some content that would be going up over the upcoming weeks. My plan for the day was to knock out 5 blogs to get another two weeks ahead on content. I spent 2 hours on that and was able to get 2/5 done before my stomach won out and I had to take a break to go eat. That short little break ended up turning into an evening of relaxation.
After I finished eating, I eventually turned on some YouTube and promptly fell asleep at my desk. This exhaustion hit me out of nowhere. Another sign that my period was on its way. I woke up long enough to decide it was time to get a nice warm bath and relax with a face mask. I used one of my step daughter’s bath bombs and relaxed for well over an hour, taking some much needed time away from everything. I actually read over 200 pages of a new book that I just started that day, Sweet Obsession by Callie Rose. I am in absolute love with the characters and the plot thus far. I’ve read other books by Callie and so I knew that I would love this one.
After my bath, I turned on the shower and finished cleaning up. Then I threw on a robe and went back downstairs to watch a movie. My husband was a sweetheart and made me a quick dinner, which was so nice. I spent some time reflecting on the day and realized I didn’t get everything done that I had wanted to but I felt better than I had in a long time. It wasn’t long after the movie was over that I decided to call it a night.
I realize that this day was pretty boring but that’s my life in a nut shell. Also, I know that this is one of the very few days that I had to truly relax. I can’t remember the last time I was able to just sit in a nice hot bath and not be bothered. The next few weeks, probably months, are going to get super busy so I gotta enjoy these days when I can.
As always, thank you so much for reading and until next time………..