I'm back from spending the long holiday weekend in San Francisco and back to reality. There was so much happening last week, I was beginning to feel a bit frayed and off kilter. I've got a little bit of rejuvenation going on and can only hope it lasts longer than a few hours. It often seems as though I get back into the office and right away start getting that sinking feeling in my gut this is not where I want to be and I feel the stress and anxiety of being back in the grind. Not a healthy thing, at all.
We left Thursday after work with the fire raging. There were a few moments where I was feeling a uneasy about leaving, but I packed our passports and some important documents into the car and figured that is what I would take if we were one of the 1700 or so homes asked to evacuate. As it turned out, no homes were burned, the fire took a turn away from the city and the weather cooled a bit, helping all the firefighting efforts. It's a big sigh of relief. Now we just have the ash and poor air quality to deal with but that's really nothing compared to standing in your driveway seeing the flames of a fire heading in your direction.
So, here it is Monday. Augh. I hate Mondays. I especially hated it this morning when the alarm rang at 5:30am. That just seems so unnatural to me to be jolted awake by a screeching noise. Really, that can't be good for you. I need to refocus this week and get the groove back in July, so this is what I'm working on.
Water - drink lots
Wine - drink less
Food - eat smaller portions
Exercise - take as many lunch time walks as possible and incorporate longer walks on the weekend
100 Push-Up Challenge - I know this has been raging through the blog world but Manuela's post last week roped me in. I figure, I can find the time for this and really, it can't hurt can it?
Speaking of challenges, remember I'm hosting as part of the Scale Junkie's Summer Blog Party and I've got the Big Girl Big Step Challenge happening right now. I hope all you lovely ladies who have signed up are walking up a storm and finding that little pedometer really makes a difference. It's not to late to get into the action and be a part of what's happening over here so let me know if you want in. If there's interest from the participants to know what people's biggest step count is at this point, let me know and I'll put it out there for everyone.
Hope you all had a nice weekend and let's make this a good week, I'm ready are you?