Last week I worked with the goal to be there for my customers and my family. This week I will also be there for myself! I've made some goals.
Goal #1) Sleep at least 7 hours a night.
Sound reasonable enough, doesn't it? But I really have problems with this because I think: well, I could make it on 5 hours and then I could get this other report done. NO! This week I will tell myself NO! I will tell myself that my health and well being are more important than a couple more hours of work!
Goal #2) Don't eat crappy food.
Should be easy enough, right? And it very well might be. Because when I am sleep deprived, I reach for more sugar to keep me energized. Or I just sit and munch because I'm not really caring what I'm doing, as long as I'm staying awake.
I went and bought groceries today. I bought healthy snacks. I've prepped just a little food for the week. But, a little is better than nothing!
Goal #3) Exercise this week.
I pretty much went Monday thru Friday last week doing nothing. I was all excited last night because I was dancing without pain. It was wonderful to be able to be on a dance floor and move, like really move and have my knee comply with no arguments! I had dreams of Zumba-ing last night! Alas, I woke up this morning with a swollen, angry knee. Technically I have five more months before I should be all back to normal, so I'm not getting down about it. And there is still plenty that I can do, and will be doing tomorrow morning! The stationary bike, the elliptical, and my weights are ready and waiting for me!
Tonight I am thankful for including myself as more of a priority this week! It is ok to sacrifice one's well being for a short time for the greater good, I think so anyway. But not to let it become a lifestyle, as I have done in the past. So, I'm setting it right!