Sunday Update: Stress

StressIt’s been a full month, and we’re only 10 days in!  We’re had an major announcement – RVTV is coming to Webster City.  It involves a lot of planning, and it’s a month away.  I was out two days this past week or Ag Urban Institute. I’m active as a volunteer at the movie theater that re-opens in September.  We had our Golf Open on the 8th, and the 15th is Summer Nights.  September 3 is Cyndi Young speaking for the entire community, September 8 is RVTV and September 17 is Sheila Scarborough workshop.  Don’t get me wrong – I love this stuff.  My job is exactly what I envisioned it would be and I love it.

But it’s stressful.

And what do I do when stressed?  I eat. I eat junk.  Because I don’t plan well enough for my day and get hungry and eat badly.  I get busy and I don’t get my workouts in.  I worked out once last week.  I did help out at the movie theater some and got a little exercise there.  But I didn’t get enough exercise, and I find I miss it.  I feel better when I move more.  I feel better when I eat better.

The good news?  I’m not beating myself up about it (more stress).  I am back on the wagon as of yesterday and that is because I noticed I was slipping.  In the past, I would have kept on slipping and thought ‘what’s the use?’.  Now — I acknowledge the wagon slowed down.  But I didn’t jump off.  I simply made a choice.

I choose to take care of myself, for myself.

And that’s enough to move forward, and not feel guilty about it.

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