Lupe left at about 6:30 and I got up for more decongestants and a pain killer (Advil) and finally slept. Til Noon! Man, I woke up feeling rested, but drained. You know that feeling after you have had a real crying jag... so I took it easy today. I took out the trash, drank some coffee, read a bit, and generally was mellow. The weather was blah and it suited me fine to just stay in my jammies for a few hours.
Blogging last night was really a good move. Cathartic. Cleansing. Refreshing.
Today I got my dissertation introduction back from my committee chair. It was good. He had a lot of comments/suggestions and I feel like I have some direction. Getting started is the HARDEST part. It truly is. i have a lot of work ahead of me, but I feel like a plan is in place now and I am not alone, not really. I chose my advisor/chair well. He is a good fit for not only my topic, but for the way I work. He is very efficient and will keep me on track.
So that was good thing #1 today.
#2 - I stuck with my decision to go to yoga even though I was not feeling it. I HAD to go to Arlington to pick up our Urban Acres produce share (#3) by 5:30 and yoga began at 5:45pm. No excuse not to go.
The produce is GORGEOUS! and I have to try making kale chips, daikon pickles, and kohlrabi slaw (kohl slaw) this week.
|Urban Acres - half share - Back up off my Honeycrisps!|
BUT (and I am proud of this) I just pushed those thoughts away. I told myself I was just beginning. I told myself that it didn't matter that I was the fattest person in the room, can't do a plank, have to do an adaptive Cat-Cow, have to do a Wall Dog, and that I have to use a strap to hug my knees to my chest (well, as close to my chest as possible at this point). I am just starting this journey and it is OK to do what I can do in the moment. And you know what? It was.
My upper back and my legs are hella sore! HA! AND I LIKE IT! I have a Hatha Gentle class at 10:30 tomorrow and I am really looking forward to it. :D
I came home, had some yummy Turkey Divan Noodle casserole and went to the bookstore with my love. a good night, indeed!
Let's keep this path, shall we?
Tomorrow I have to pick up an order of stuff from Lane Bryant - I think I will peruse their exercise wear, I need warmer things for the studio. I have yoga at 10:30am and need a few groceries.
I think I will weigh in the morning. No matter the number, it will be OK. It is only the starting point, after all.