Good morning….I’ve been up since about 4:18 a.m., when I woke suddenly from dream. In the dream, I had felt a little something under my pillow. So, (in the dream), I of course moved my pillow, and found dozens of SPIDERS crawling all over the bed! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Like, big, black, disgusting spiders!!
Ivan and I were (again, in this very realistic and horrifying dream) frantically trying to “catch” them in cups and kill them and whatever you’d do if your bed was filled with spiders. OMG. What in the heck?
Anyway, oddly, after that, I had a bit of a hard time falling back to sleep. hehehe. How gross and creepy. I laid there for almost an hour before getting up, feeling kind of twitchy and itchy and suddenly suspicious of my bed.
Resisting a grilled cheese sandwich
Day 9 of macro tracking TRIED to pull its usual fast one on me, but after posting about my recurrent “Day 8 of New Challenges Weakness Syndrome” yesterday, I felt extra compelled to not succumb to it. It was a pretty crappy, rainy day here though, and my mood by late afternoon wasn’t great.
After running the boys to several activities, I sort of accidentally missed my preferred window to make dinner. It was getting late, Ethan still had soccer practice to get to and I had a sudden thought of, “You know, I could just really go for a grilled cheese sandwich.”
Not that there is anything wrong with eating a grilled cheese, but I had planned on a shrimp/chicken/bell pepper combo thing for dinner- which would definitely meet my protein + macros goal a lot better than a grilled cheese was going to.
I did the little internal battle for a second, and then decided I did have time to make the shrimp dish and tabled the grilled cheese craving for another day. 🙂 +1- me, 0- the gooey bread and cheese.
Work Day Appts:
Today I have a Water Utilities guy coming over at 10:30 to replace our water meter. Apparently its something the city needs to do, so I got a letter about it and had to schedule an appt.
I’m pleased with myself for actually thinking ahead to which day this appointment fit best into my schedule.
Because I work from home, and my job is rather flexible, I have a tendency to always say, “Oh, whenever you have an opening is fine,” when scheduling appointments. And then I end up kind of resenting having to fit my life around the appointment when that day comes.
Well, now that I’m back in the gym, and in a bit of a more set schedule there, I’m trying to be more aware of this.
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday are my current gym days. That means those workdays are already pretty tight, because I take an extra long lunch to fit the gym session in. Meaning, the rest of my day needs to be pretty on point. Also meaning, not the greatest day to have “extra stuff” scheduled.
Wednesdays have become my “home workout” / cardio day, which is easy to squeeze in in only 20-30 minutes. So I’m trying to adopt Wednesdays as my go-to “appointment day”, if I can.
I’m hopeful this will make me dread appointments less, because they do tend to make me CRABBY. I just find them to be an annoying disruption. They are an inevitable part of life though, so it’s probably best to work on this mindset. Maybe being more intentional with the scheduling aspect will help.
I am grateful for sun today. Yesterday was quite gloomy. Hoping that I can get a nice outdoor walk in at some point today.