It's a great opportunity that I think will allow for a lot of flexibility and a reduced amount of stress in my life. Starting a new job is great except that it means I had to resign from my old job and get all the ends tied up there before I leave. Needless to say, it's been one of the craziest weeks that I've had in a while. I learned a lot this week and it's only Thursday.
I worked out Sunday, Monday and Wednesday but since Sunday . . . .I haven't done a p90x2 dvd. This makes me sad and I will get back to it . . . hopefully tonight. One step at a time.
This brings me to my topic of choice for today. What do you do when you are so stressed, running on fumes, and have no time? Me, I shut down. Typically, I even get sick but so far that hasn't been the case.
Over-stressed is NOT the way to live your life. This isn't a normal way of living. If your days are like this 365 days of the year. Please, step back and change something in your life. I've had just one week in your shoes and it's unhealthy. There is no time to think about healthy eating, a healthy lifestyle, and about movement (let alone exercise) when you are running around like a mad woman. I have eaten poorly, skipped meals, and consumed more caffeine than necessary.
And I am now worried for people who tell me "I have no time for exercise." Prior to this week from hell, I thought it was just an excuse but now I am beginning to think that maybe some of these people really have no time. They are managing a really crazy life with no help and no real sense of balance. If you are reading this and you are one of these people, STOP!
Just for this very moment, STOP and think about what you are doing to yourself and everyone and everything you are related to. Something has got to give. And if you keep functioning this way, one day it will be you.
I have already cried, fallen asleep on the sofa, and eaten one too many unhealthy meals to allow this to be my everyday life. I decided to assess what was stressing me out, and I let it go. You just can't be everything to everyone and put your health in the back burner.
Anyway, I thought my experience could shed some light on others who may be feeling the same way. I don't typically vent this way on the blog but it's a lesson I had to learn and perhaps one that you should learn as well.