Day 4 — Not feeling the pain, yet

Yesterday was actually pretty easy.  Took all the chocolate to work.  Was not tempted to sneak one.  Yay!

Totally ignored the pile of cookies and chocolates in the staff room.  Got some strange looks when I explained why I wasn’t snarfing them down.  Chewed on a handful of dry, honey roasted peanuts.  Had a moment of feeling smug then realized break was over.  The tough part about being back at work — regulated breaks.  Huge sigh.

Am trying to decide what I’ll choose this month to spend my one goodie on — Pie Day this weekend with the girls, my son’s 30th birthday, or my granddaughter’s 6th birthday.  So far, my son’s birthday is coming up the favorite.  It’s next Wednesday.  Pie Day is this Saturday.  Hailey’s birthday is the end of the month.  Landon’s birthday is the halfway mark, but more than that, it’s such a milestone I feel I should celebrate it with him.  By eating cheesecake.  That I’ll make.  With strawberries.

I think I’ve just convinced myself!

Tuesday, oh, Tuesday

When I woke yesterday I was full of optimism, eager to get back into the swing of things.  I won’t lie, heading back to work did not make me jump for joy, why, oh why did I not win the $50 mil last Friday?, was my immediate thought.  But, the beginning of the new year always gets me a little excited, so I was anxious to put a formal start to it.

Today. . .

. . . hmmm.  Another story.

The alarm went off at 5:30, my new time for getting up so that I can have time to blog.  I slid out of bed at ten to six.  Tried not to berate myself too much.  This is only Day 2 after all.  Am frantically watching the time in the right bottom corner of the screen as I type because I have to be done by 6:30 so that I can go practice yoga for a half hour.

The yoga is a new addition to my new morning routine, as well.  While in Winnipeg at my sister Lori’s, I went to her yoga practice and was lucky enough to experience the teachings of a true teacher.  I came away inspired to keep practicing what I was taught.

Didn’t make it yesterday.  Spent too much time blogging then had to make the dash to get ready for work.

Today, I am determined to keep to my schedule.  It’s my old struggle with time.  It just seems that there is so much I want to do, I make a schedule thinking I’ve got more than enough time to handle it all, but then, in the end, I’m left with a half-dozen things not crossed off my ‘to do’ list.  Drives me nuts.

Hope your day goes smoothly — have a happy Tuesday.