My daughter’s graduation ceremony and party is in 9 days. 9 days….I hyperventilate a little bit every time I think about it.
I love to plan parties and love having parties, but I’m a complete wreck until the party actually starts. I want everything to be perfect. I want all of the guests to walk away thinking that they had just been to the event of the year. No pressure, though.
In the meantime, I’ve had little time to work out. This week I managed to squeeze in a 3-mile run, and that was simply because I felt like if I didn’t run (it had been six days since my last run), I was going to go postal on someone. Not good. Running = happy me. Not running = grumpy me. Last night I worked out with a Bob Harper DVD. Today I’m feeling the burn from that brutal workout, but I feel good knowing that I did at least a couple of workouts this week.
I’ve also been focusing extra hard on eating healthy. I knew that I wouldn’t have time to exercise as much and so I’ve been loading up on the healthy plant-based foods. Smoothies, salads, fresh fruit, and veggie-based soups have been my meals this past week. Hopefully I can keep it up for the next week and then my life can finally get back to normal once graduation is over.
The half-marathon training program I want to do for the race I’m doing in late August will start on June 1st, which will be perfect because things will slow down in our household by then.
I guess the moral of this blog post is that despite how crazy things may get in your life, you can still manage to stay on a healthy track. While it would be easy to give myself permission to eat whatever I want and not get any exercise because my life is a bit chaotic right now, I’ve chosen not to. I’d feel like crap if I do that, and why would I want to feel like crap during one of the most momentous occasions of my life – watching my youngest daughter graduate from high school and start a new chapter of her life?
Final note: I’d also like to give a shout-out to Game of Thrones. You have given me a much-needed escape during this crazy time in my life. My husband and I finished Season 1 and will begin Season 2 this weekend. I also started reading the first book of the series. I’m obsessed. It has been a wonderful distraction when I find myself getting overwhelmed with things.