However, I'm quasi bored. I haven't really created a social life yet. A normal girl would take this opportunity to work out and get skinny...but no, no. At this point, I'm just trying to acclimate to my new life. I have gone to yoga twice this week...so far that's about all I've done. I'm hoping to add more days of yoga and a few days of running next week; that's the goal anyway. I've also allowed myself to eat whatever I want...which has been good and bad. I went shopping earlier this week and so I've been eating at home...and I'm eating pretty decently. However, I've become addicted to sugar again. I know because the cravings are horrible right now; every time I eat...I crave something sweet. In the mornings I look for something sweet. But I haven't been drinking anything but water and I've been eating lots of fruits and veggies. Overall I've gained about 8 pounds since this summer. It's not too horrific, but I don't want to gain any more, and I'd love more than anything to lose those 8 pounds again. I know it will happen, it's just kind of frustrating to see these numbers again. However, I do feel like I'm getting healthier...I was so stressed out for so long. I don't think I realized how stressed out I was until I got out of my situation. I'm just grateful to be able to start sleeping and feeling normal again...
It's funny because I've noticed this week that some of my perceptions and some of my thoughts are changing as I work my new job. For one, I'm starting to realize how important physical activity really is. Just watching patients come in to our facility in a wheelchair, go through rehab, and then be able to walk out of our facility is amazing and a more powerful testament to me than anything else has been in awhile. I have been more considerate of my body and my health needs this week than I have been in months. I'm starting to consider my future- which I normally don't do. It's interesting.
Okay- more about that later- I don't want this post to get too long and drawn out. XO!