(health/personal) Not letting the stress get the better of me

Part of the reason I write this page every week is to remind myself of what I’m trying to do.  Yeah, I know, Yoda said to either do, or do not – there is no try, but honestly, I’m human, not a Jedi Master, and I have to try.  Because more often than not lately, my best intentions have gone the way of the dodo (wow, talk about mixing metaphors!).

 

It’s stress.  I am really lousy about dealing with stress.  I internalize a lot of it, and then I blow my top, and my diet, and everything else.  I don’t take my meds on time all the time.  I don’t eat right.  I end up rushing, and not taking the time to make the foods that will make me feel better, or forgetting them at home, and then I eat fast food, which doesn’t help either.

 

It’s a journey.  I really need to remind myself that I didn’t gain the weight all at once, and that stressing about it is not healthy either.  I need to set up meals the night before.  I’ve written up a meal plan for the week, and rather than just doing dinners, as I’ve done before, I actually sat down and planned out the entire week of food: breakfasts, lunches, dinners and snacks.  I’m planning on going to the gym and swimming on Tuesday and Thursday (they have new hours for the pool) and I have morning appointments on Monday and Wednesday.  I’ve made allowances for those days, working that into my food plan.  It really is all about the planning, and the follow-up to the planning.  Make the plan easy enough to follow through.

 

I’ll let you know how I did next Monday!

Liked it? Take a second to support Val on Patreon!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *