Hey ya’ll! Long time no … blog? Since my five month
vacation study abroad in London, my life has gotten a tad busier. Instead of starting my day with a leisurely cup of coffee at Le Pain Quotidien, I now drag my derrière to the gym around 6:00 AM (most days), so I can get dressed to spend the next 8 hours sitting on my arse staring at a computer screen drinking more hot tea than people should be allowed to consume. Monday and Wednesday nights my routine involves evening class, and needless to say, my schedule has taken a few weeks of adjustment. My life of leisure has most definitely come to an end, but having a more structured daily schedule has been a nice change of pace. At the least, it is a daily reminder of how I should enjoy my last year of law school.
However, I figured the halfway through the year was a good to recommit to my 2012 goal – be less stressed. Living and working in DC has absolutely added some stress to my daily life, but I try to maintain my ‘European mentality.’ This year has been a journey for me, but at the end of the day, I try to remember that there are few things that really matter in life. I have a loving family. I have friends I cherish. I treat my body well, and I love being healthy and active. So, I am learning to put things in perspective, let things go, and embrace life with open arms because most things just aren’t worth letting your blood pressure escalate. This week is going to be a busy one. Deadlines are a dime a dozen, and it is one of those weeks when I am glad I have a day off work because I have a lot of work to get done. Get that? Yet, six months into 2012, so I figured there is no better time to recommit to those things that keep me grounded, sane, and less stressed.
I want to recommit to the gym. I consider it success to get my body into the gym in the morning before work, but it is undeniable that the quality of my workouts have gone way down hill. Yes, it absolutely sucks to roll out of bed at 5:30 AM in the morning and literally drag myself to the gym (thank goodness that walk is downhill), but it makes the rest of the day so much more manageable. And, I know I could make my day even better if I stop phoning it it.
I want to recommit to eating healthy. I am a stress eater. When I am upset, tired, stressed, or – lets be real – hungover, food becomes my best friend. There will inevitably days I am running on a little low sleep (uh, my alarm is set for 5 hour and 30 minutes) or find myself disgruntled for one reason or another, but I want to make sure I can rely on a healthy relationship with healthy food to maintain balance.
I want to recommit to blogging. I started a blog because I care about being healthy. Most of the time, I see myself as someone who understands healthy balance. But sometimes, I don’t, and this blog reminds me to practice what I preach, or in the alternative, this blog reminds me that being healthy is a journey, there are bad days and good days, but as long as we keep moving forward, we are making progress. And, I miss all my blog friends.
Enough serious stuff – tomorrow, I promise pictures.
Hasta la vista.