Monday used to be my favorite day of the week. The prepetual fresh start. The back-on-the-straight-and-narrow day of the week. But now, Monday stresses me out. It is the first day back to squeaky clean eating after the weekend indulgences, and for me, my longest (and often busiest) work day for me. I won't go into details, but yesterday stressed me out to the point of me being crabby with my kids, and that is not where I want to be.
I ended up missing an entire meal, due to the events of the day (there were a few factors, involving my manager and a doctor who relies on me to do the work that her technicians are supposed to be doing), and by the time I got home at 7pm, I was tired, hungry and ready to comfort eat. I immediately got my clean food started, and ate two sugar-free fudgesicles and a handful of Doritos while my food cooked. It could have been worse. I ate my regular food, and was grateful that I didn't want anything else after that. I tried to focus all my attention on my kids, which put me in a much happier place.
That being the case, I need to find other ways to deal with my stress on Mondays. Since I work such a long day, I end up being away from home for nearly 12 hours, and getting home so late, I don't get the opportunity to work out after work, as I only get one precious hour to spend with my kids before I put them to bed. Thank goodness it is only one day of the week, and once I get past that, everything seems to go much more smoothly. And, now that we have our new optician on board, I will get a bit of a break some Mondays.
So, this being an obstacle, my challenge will be to find a successful way to deal with my stress that stems from work-related incidents, so that I don't take it out on my kids, and don't feel tempted to comfort eat.
On a positive note, I found a dress that I think will work well for my reunion, and it is on it's way to me. My old habbits of worrying if it will fit are underlying, but I bet it will fit just fine. I am so looking forward to getting out of town and having a girls night with my bestie, I need a little break!
I am pretty sure I am going to start split training on my strength training this week, perhaps tonight. That will assure I am getting strength training more times a week, but without my entire body being sore all week. We'll see how it goes!
Well, sorry for the boring blog, feeling a little uninspired today. But hey, it's not Monday any more, so life is good!
Have a great Tuesday, and thanks for reading!