Stressful days are all I’ve known this week, and there’s no light at the end of the tunnel yet.
I’m so stressed that I can’t even find a pair of sweats that feel loose on me. I’m following the path of all CrossFit newbies and am gaining weight, which is super frustrating when my meals have been super clean and right on my macro targets. Right now I’m just trying to trust in the process! If you did or do CrossFit, can you please tell me that you gained weight at first too? Ease my mind please.
Good news is that yesterday we had a timed mile, and I PR’d the hell out of my mile. 8:12. Yes, to some that is super slow, but for me, I haven’t been even close to that in years. Last summer I might have been at 8:48, but lately, it’s in the mid 9’s, so this was a big accomplishment!
The rest of the day just went downhill, and the stress continued to pile on. Do you know that feeling you get when you’re stressed, where your body is so tense that you cannot physically relax? I had a bad case of that, and nothing could help.
I was supposed to go see one of my favorite singers last night in Boston, but because of my work and stress load, I didn’t see it possible or practical for my mindset to go. I’m almost glad I stayed home, because they didn’t even go on stage until 11 pm!
Things that did help, included going to my parents and cuddling with the boys, and watching Castle with my Mom. Richard Castle always helps. So does trail mix and sugar-laced pineapple yogurt. I’ll spare you the picture since the yogurt looked like scrambled eggs in the bad lighting.
Hoodies all day, every day. Life is better in hoodies.
I slept from 8 until 7 am, and went for a nice 3 mile run before work. Sometimes 11 hours of sleep and a morning run is just what ya need.
How do you destress and feel better when your stress level is up your butt and around the corner?