WONDERFUL WALK AND LUNCH yesterday at Descanso. I snapped a few photos for Instagram that I also sent to my personal FB account. I don’t hang on FB much anymore, and it’s working out for me. By focusing on IG to send photos and here to write stuff, it is helping me to focus on the show and blog at certain times of day and going after more ‘real life’ goals the rest of the time. That sounds weird, doesn’t it? After all, YOU ARE part of my real life – but our interactions, for the most part happen in the virtual world. Part of my issue is learning how to interact better with folks in the 3D world, so I’m trying to structure more time and events there. So far, I think I’m successful. Yesterday’s therapy was useful – I can tell because I was pissed off about my therapist’s take. That usually means we are hitting pay dirt about one of my issues. On reflection, I think that was true yesterday. I’m resistant to changing an automatic response I have in a certain situation. I wanted validation – and I got, ‘maybe you should understand that you are assuming here, and you need to let it go’. CRAP! I HATE it when *I* am indeed the asshole in the equation and need to rethink. BUT it does pay dividends when I allow the possibility. Sigh.
Anyway, loved my grain salad lunch at Descanso paired with a fresh strawberry and peach puree fizzy water drink. No puffing there. So these greens, almonds, quinoa and peach and strawberries are not my dietary culprits. Dinner was, don’t laugh, potato chips! Took me a while to find a brand that was simply potatoes, olive oil and salt. I was hungry for them. (Anger? Maybe) But they tasted good, two servings sufficed, and no puffing up from the potatoes.
I also walked down the charming small main street of Montrose yesterday on my way to Trader Joe’s. And as it was blazing hot, I had a handmade vanilla ice-cream cone. (That ice-cream store in Montrose makes the BEST ice-cream, and when I am hungry for dairy based, I go there). No puffing, so not lactose.
The rest of the day I took it easy as I’ve been feeling the need for physical rest. I may be overtraining, hard as THAT seems to believe. But my body has that feeling, and I can tell from the rest days, I am feeling better. If I was just allowing my inner laziness to surface, then rest days would make me feel more sluggish.
PROPOSAL AND VOICE. I’ve been putting off submitting a conference proposal, and today I need to do my thing or get off the pot. So this AM, I’m going to craft one and see if it makes me happy or stressed. My procrastination can be either fear of rejection, or a signal, I don’t really WANT to do this conference. If I get more excited as I craft the proposal, it’s the former. If I start to feel like it’s a chore, it’s the latter and I will know to pull the plug on this idea.
Then I’ll begin my run through of the 26 pages of dialog Marc Cashman sent for our possible casting tomorrow during our last class of this series. Yikes! I also need to do my singing lesson practice, as I have been neglecting my scales and my voice shows it – both in singing AND in speaking.
How about you?
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PSS, some BCs have asked me the difference between blog postings and status pages. Blog postings are where I develop a complete topic triggered by my status thoughts. Status thoughts are how my day went, what’s on my agenda, and how my body feels today – and not much editing or thought goes into them. That’s why I don’t clog up your email with them. 🙂
BB (Body Balance) number 8 Sleep: 7 hours divided (good first 4, ok last 3.5) Tummy/Gut: Gut slightly more full. Not bad. Hungry after 1.5 hours of waking. Egg and half of whole wheat lavash satisfied, no puffing yet, so wheat not the culprit. Energy: High Moderate. Mood: Contemplative
BB is my personal criteria, and I don’t think too hard about it. I ask myself at the keyboard, what is my BB? A number between 1-10, including halves, pops into my head. I write it in my post Then I figure out why it is higher or lower and gently make note.
If you are interested these are my measures.
- Sleep. Quality and Amount.
- Tummy/Gut – If I ate what my body asked for, usually above and below the belly button feel balanced. Ate too much, below the belly button feels more full. Ate too little, the reverse.
- Am I hungry within 1 hour of waking? I have found that I feel best if I am hungry within 1 hour of waking. This tends to make my eating day even and not heavy on food in the evening. But I don’t eat if not hungry unless I’m about to ride or hike. I’ve learned I need to fuel these morning activities, or I’ll bonk.
- What is my energy level? Subjective, but telling.
- A quick look at my mood.
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