My revelations from last week were going well, until Tuesday night, when I severely strained a tendon in my wrist at soccer and have spent the last 5 days in a sling, and still have another week in a wrist brace-thing. This left me unable to wash my hair until yesterday (Saturday) and Ant is evidently not very good at tying my hair up. Thankfully, today I feel the most normal I have since I injured my wrist and even managed to put basic makeup on and paint my nails.
With the start of a new week comes more improvements I want to make. After the wrist fiasco, I will re-try to present myself in a way that will make the best impression I can wherever I go, but I really, REALLY need to get my act together when it comes to eating well and exercising. It takes a lot of energy to be me; when I am not working or studying, I do what I do to keep Ant’s life running a smoothly as possible coming into what is a busy time of year for him. Usually I do eat well and exercise EVERY SINGLE DAY, but I haven’t been going to the gym or to yoga as much (or yoga at all in the last fortnight) and my eating habits are still recovering from the stress of exams (3 weeks of living on too much takeout, red bull and m&m’s). My body is starting to show it as well, my skin is dull and has more imperfections than normal, I am bloated and my clothes in general are feeling tighter. Coming into the busy social summer we have planned, this is not what I want for myself.
Over the last week I have been working hard on meal prep, making sure I have healthy breakfasts to eat on the go, this week it is bircher muesli pancakes and for lunch I have either fruit salad, home made bruschetta, or pear, rocket and Parmesan salad with walnuts, prosciutto and balsamic vinegar. I am a very lucky woman, because the barista I work with is also a personal trainer, so not only has he given me some great workout programs, but if he sees me even looking at the food we sell, he does nothing short of tackles me to the ground to stop me eating anything I shouldn’t. God blessed me with the gift of a quick metabolism, so fingers crossed I am able to lose my exam-binge weight quickly and feel my fabulous self!
Summer school starts in a week, which means my life is about to get a whole lot busier, but because I already live a busy life and am organised to the point of being obsessive, I plan on getting a head start this week with my day off on Tuesday. I enjoy being busy though, I couldn’t imagine being any other way, I get too bored/distracted/restless when I sit still for too long: the world is too exciting to sit on a couch. Ant is very similar, which is great, because when we aren’t working/studying we are at the gym together, walking our dog or playing sport, such as tennis, basketball or soccer (yes, Ant was the cause of my wrist, but I saved an incredible goal in the process).
Time to pack lunches for Ant and I, pack my gym bag for after work, hang out the laundry, shower and maybe fit in some meditation before bed… No rest for the wicked they say