First day of September… how is that possible?!
August and September have been/are going to extremely busy months for me. In August, I had my best friend’s wedding, the Healthy Living Summit, a weekend off, and then traveled to watch my niece and nephew this past weekend. For September, I’m supposed to go to my niece’s 3rd birthday party in NYC the first weekend, have a friend visiting the second weekend, have my half marathon in Philly the 3rd weekend, and then my big annual conference the last weekend. And then, somehow it will be October. All of the weekend traveling coupled with the intensity of work as we prepare for our biggest event of the year has me feeling a bit overwhelmed. OK, maybe more than a bit.
As hard as this is for me to do, I’ve decided not to go to NYC this weekend for my niece’s birthday party. I just spent the whole weekend with them this past weekend, and I could really, really use a break from traveling and just take some time to myself to relax. I know a lot of you are in similar boats and that having stuff going on almost every weekend is the norm, but I’ve just been feeling really stressed out and like I’m going to burst lately. I’m really sad I’m going to miss this weekend because my niece is the cutest and I’d love to see my fam, but I think sometimes you have to look at all the things you have going on and figure out what you can cut out if it’s too much to juggle.
Now that I’ve already told my family I’m not coming this weekend, it feels like a huge weight lifted off my shoulders. I am so excited to have a 3 day weekend at home and not feel pressure to fit a 10/11 mile run in while in NY or before we leave or after we get back. I think this weekend is going to leave me feeling refreshed and ready to tackle the upcoming things I have coming – including the conference for work and my half marathon.
Yesterday, I ended up having to leave work early because I had sharp, shooting stomach pains. I have no idea if it’s something I ate (which would be weird because it was leftovers from the night before) or just stress, but I went home around 3:45 and laid down for a few hours. After a while, the stomach pains passed and I ended up making an awesome dinner – the best tofu I have EVER made/eaten, which I will share with you at lunch because I have leftovers to eat!
Breakfast this morning was sort of random, but turned out great! I took 1 and a half corn tortillas (365 brand from Whole Foods) and put them in the toaster (1 pt). They got crispy and very tortilla chip like, and while those were toasting up, I scrambled an egg (2 pts) with some water and added 2 sliced roma tomatoes to the pan. Once that was all scrambled up, I added a slice of RF Sargento Provolone Cheese (1 pt) and put it on top of the tortillas. I added a little bit of microgreens for color, and dug in!
It took about 5 minutes to throw together, and turned out so good! I haven’t been having very filling breakfasts lately so it felt great to get something good in my stomach to start the day. This whole plate was 4 points and really delicious and filling.
Do you ever have to cancel plans to free up your schedule a bit? How do you juggle all the commitments you have going on in your personal/professional life?