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The Stress Train Has Left The Station!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

A beautiful thing is never perfect. -Egyptian proverb

The new school term is underway and the stress - much of it self-imposed, I realize - is bearing down with all the speed and force of a locomotive. And just like a train schedule, my good habits are slipping away again and the bad habits are nipping at my heels.

I realize this and it should make me feel better. I mean, I know what's happening and I know how to turn it around.


I could whine or rant, but the point is that I need to put myself back at the front of the line. Really, it never pays off to skip a workout and put in more hours at the office or in the books. Sleeping in does not feel as good as a workout and, even if it did, I certainly wouldn't enjoy the benefits of sleep if it cost me my level of fitness.

What helped during the last term was a nifty blog idea from GORDIESMOMMY, to actually list my goals for the week. I don't know if it's the accountability or the thought process that goes into the list, but I know things started to slip for me when my goals moved off my blog page; coincidence?

I'm going to revisit the last goal list I posted and try to regain the focus that helped me through the last school term. If it doesn't work, I can always stop, but clearly doing "nothing" isn't working and needs to change!

Every day *is* a new beginning, after all.
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    Good luck with your new semester. I'm all about lists. I get so many sticky notes all over the place and then I have to get a list together and regroup. It's so helpful. Tonight I'm actually working on a grocery list which is very important right now since I'm working on eating clean and my grocery list is really changing. Sometimes I hate to take the time to make the lists but it is so worth it in the end.
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