Good morning and happy Sunday!
Not sure what you were up to, but we got all wild and crazy last night.
Yep. That was my be time. I got too many nights not getting enough sleep and it catches up with me. At 8:30 I could barely keep my eyes open. So, to bed I went. (Those pictures in the back ground need some serious updating.)
I’m using today to kind of take thing easy, evaluate some personal goals, get things down in writing as far as goals and easing back into training, plan meals for the week, etc.
Sundays are the perfect days for that aren’t they?
Here is what it looks like, but you can click here for the PDF version.
Some of my goals were met, most of them not quite and I still really want to work on them, so I’m rewriting some down today.
That’s the thing about life changing goals, they don’t all happen at once. It’s a slow and steady process isn’t it? I feel like I’m learning a little more every week and taking steps to getting to where I want to be and finding balance, etc. but man it does not come without a few stumbles and set backs.
Speaking of, I read this this morning from this book.
I “stumble” a lot. Like A LOT.
I hope I’m not the only one.
The official STUFT Detox is over, and I fell better than I have in a long time. I’m ready to look into things as more of a permanent, life changing way of fueling my body. Adding some more grains in, but not adding in dairy, artificial sweeteners and sugar. I really have an issue with those things, especially sugar. It really messes with my system and my head.
So for now, my Americanos will stay plain. Thank goodness I have a good friend Jess who supplies me with delicious coffee.
I’m also still really working on the whole sleep thing. I got this email the other day with a few tips so thought I’d share just in case you need a few more tips too. You just can’t get enough tips on sleep, right?
In summer, it’s normal to stay up later and get less sleep, as the days are longer. But in fall, winter, and spring, you should be aiming for a minimum of 8 hours of sleep a night – 9 or 9.5 is ideal! To help you accomplish this, employ these bedtime tips from Lights Out: Sleep, Sugar, and Survival.
- Go to bed earlier (especially as we’ll soon be telling you to wake near dawn).
- Sleep as many hours as you can without getting fired or divorced.
- Keep lights in the house low after sunset. (Think candlelight, not Yankee Stadium.)
- Turn off all electronic devices (TV, computer, smartphones and e-readers with lit screens) at least an hour before bedtime. If your TV is in the bedroom, get it out.
- Sleep in a perfectly dark room (think cave). Use room-darkening blinds, and unplug, remove, or tape over all electronics with a light. Yes, even your alarm clock.
- Keep your bedroom cool – so cool, you start off a little chilly.
- Get up as close to dawn as possible. (We told you this was coming.)
(From the Whole 30 Daily email.)
I’m also looking into my Runner’s World Challenge plan.
I’m not going to be able to get right into it, but I’m so excited to ease into some running workouts and set some goals. The plans they have also come with access to the top coaches so it’s nice to get a little extra help along the way. Their coaches and I are trying to figure out what kind of modifications to make, etc. I want to make sure I have a clear picture before I start things. Baby steps. It’s going to be a slow process.
The boys were watching Sesame Street the other day and this “Keep on Clucking” video came on. What a great message, yes? Thought it was appropriate.
Yep, we’re going to keep on trying until our dreams come true over here. You too? It takes more than just a couple tries and we’re learning.
Speaking of chickens though, here are our chickens. They are NOT supposed to be on the deck and supposedly something was made to try to fence them off so they wouldn’t make their way up there.
Hmm….. we’ll have to try again on that one too. Ha. They’re getting big though, yes?
Random, but my kabocha plants are coming along.
It’s taking a long time for them to grow and I kind of like that right now. We’re all in a changing and growing process too, and instead of being anxious, I need to let the process take awhile. Growing with the plants. He he.
So, that’s that.
Enjoy your day. Make it a good one.
I almost forgot. I have some very important advice from a certain Flat Kitty.
Make sure to slow down and stop and smell the roses today.
Have a good one!
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Are you evaluating anything or setting any goals today?