So with that, I'd like to share a few (hard) lessons I have learned over the last 2 months.
1. Sleep is THE single most important thing you can do for your body.- I was running on about 2-4 hours of sleep every night and my body was rejecting the lack of zzz's in more ways than one. I began to ache all over, I woke up with persistent headaches and my nausea lasted for the first hour I was awake ever day. Not to mention, that lack of sleep tends to equal bad decision making later in the day, especially in the way of food.
2. Control the things you can control. Meaning, don't sweat the commute or things that the universe has out of reach for you to change. With a to-do list the size of Santa's at Christmas, you should focus your time on what can be changed, and more importantly, focus positive energy on the tasks at hand, instead of bitching about what you would rather be doing.
3. Prioritize. There's a mug that says "You have just as many hours in a day as Beyonce." I suppose you could consider this a rally cry to 'get more done' however I would read it as a cry to prioritize. If you consider exercise important, then that needs to be a part of your everyday routine. If you want to spend time having dinner with your family, then hold the conference calls before or after that hour. The important thing is to do a few things well, instead of trying to accomplish it all.
Now that I have my 'life' back, I cannot wait to get some exercising in (that was one of many things that were severely reduced) and to spend more time at home with the BF, Piper and of course get back to recipe sharing with you all!
Question of the Day: When life gets crazy, what's the first thing to go?