I have woefully neglected my blog for many reasons.
First, I took a 19 day trip to Japan. I did blog through that.
Then, I made an unscheduled trip to my home state of Michigan for 15 days. I wrote one blog and the rest of the time I just enjoyed myself. I didn’t always have internet.
Since I’ve been back, I’ve been battling a bit of a nasty cold.
Finally, it is hard to get back in the swing of things after being on vacation for so long.
That’s why I turned to my Daily Maintenance Plan (DMP).
Yesterday and the day before I did not want to get out of bed. So, I forced myself out of bed and got my DMP board.
Then, I went through the list one by one:
• Get out of bed
• Let Ginger Out
• Brush teeth
• Weigh myself
• Get Coffee
• Take Medication
• Take Fish Oil, Multivitamin and B12
• Make Bed
• Sit down and enjoy coffee.
• Read something inspirational
• Put in contacts
• Make Up
It really really helps. I am a big proponent of having a morning master list for the days you just can’t get out of bed or are very tired. By the time you go through the list, you are ready to tackle the day.
Speaking of which, I came across this article by way of my Facebook.
You’re sleepy. We get it. But it’s not just “I’m staying up too late” that explains your sluggishness. There are a slew of reasons why you’re feel slow. Training for and running in a Spartan Race is one surefire way to increase energy levels. But rather than be selfish, let’s take a look at 14 reasons you’re yawning all day:
1. You skip breakfast
2. You eat too much junk food
3. You work through vacation
4. You keep a messy office/bedroom/home
5. You drink wine before bed
6. You DON’T drink enough water
7. You skip exercise when you’re tired
8. You’re a perfectionist
9. You don’t get enough iron (the food, but probably the weights too)
10. You check your emails before going to bed
11. You rely on caffeine to get you through the day
12. You stay up late on weekends
13. You can’t say “no”
14. You make mountains of molehills
Of course, the article suggest at the end that you sign up for the Spartan Race. I’m just not there. But, I have been thinking Couch 2 5K since one of my friends started it and I really need to get jiggy with some sort of physical routine. I haven’t consistently exercised in 2 years. So, stay tuned for that.
But, first, I needed to clean up my diet. I’m back on the Weight Watchers Simple Start for the next 2 weeks. It’s even on the calendar.
Here’s what I’ve been eating the last two days:
Breakfast: Green Pepper, onion and ham frittata.
You can’t go wrong here. Throw whatever you have in your frig into a bowl, add 2-3 eggs, season, pour into a small shallow dish and cook at 350 degrees for about 30-45 minutes.
Lunch: Tuna Salad on Ritz Crackers
Snack: Greek yogurt with blueberries and sometimes pineapple
Dinner: Curried beef with brown rice and veggies