An actual conversation I had with my husband, the day after I declared I needed to refocus and get “back on the healthy train:”
Me: Growl! Rrrgggg! I’m hungry, and I absolutely cannot cook. The kitchen is messy and I don’t want to spend an hour making curry!
Brent: Dude, what happened to the healthy train? It’s pulling out of the station. You’re 12 miles away and stuck in traffic. I don’t even think you have a ticket.
Me: Who cares. I hate the healthy train – too much of a hassle. Food now please. (I probably didn’t say please)
Brent: (Sigh, big eye roll) Whatevs.
Obviously, we went out to eat. For the past 2 weeks or so, I’ve been feeling extremely unbalanced. I was understandably stressed about my entrance exam, but things are only going to get more stressful over the next 2.5 years when I have to be in school full time with 12 hour clinicals, so I realize it would be best develop a more balanced way of dealing with it. I think part of the problem was that I’ve had very little actual stress in my life before this year, and so I’ve had time to workout as much as I want, cook dinner nearly every night, and make our lunches, bake bread, and keep our house (fairly) clean. Last week, I barely cooked, didn’t clean, and managed 1 run in like 14 days.
Clearly I need to find a happy medium — just plan to squeeze in like 30 minutes of activity 4 or 5 days a week or something. Maybe I’ll try Tina’s Yoga Challenge. 20 Minutes a day seems doable. Oh, and I’m thinking now would be a great time to reintroduce myself to my crock-pot, to reduce such drastic cases of hangriness, as explained above. Anyone have any good vegetarian crock-pot recipes, that aren’t soups? We already eat a lot of soup, and chili is fine, but it gets old. I feel like veggies kind of turn to mush in the pot though.
Anyone have exciting weekend plans? I think we’re kind of hanging low. I tried convincing Brent to go to Vegas for a 3 day weekend, but that plan didn’t really take off the way I had hoped.