Rest and Relaxation?
Sunday, December 27, 2009
So I'm off work for another 5 or so weeks to recover from delivery and to have some baby bonding time. My main health goals right now during that time are to make sure I drink plenty of water, eat plenty of the right kinds of food and get plenty of rest. Mild exercise is also in that list, but at a little bit lesser priority due to the recovery time. I'm already struggling with those first 3 goals, lol. Of course with a toddler seeking out attention in this new world where we are not at her beck and call, not to mention this little being who is now hogging our time, reaching my goals is proving to be difficult (which is not good for me or the little ones!)
I'm doing my best to make sure we have healthy food around the house, the problem with this one is most of the stuff we bought needs to be cooked, rather than a quick and healthy grab and go for me, so I need to make sure I figure out some quick stuff I can prepare and eat on the run to remedy this one. I'm working on the water issue also by having a big water mug follow me everywhere I go, unfortunately the toddler loves the mug too and spills it frequently, lol. And last but not least...rest and relaxation??? Rest, I get some, but relaxation that is supposed to go with that doesn't exist!!! What a shock --snarky grin--. This is the toughest goal for me to reach because no matter how hard I try I can't get the two little ones to nap at the same time so I can nap, lol. Lucky for me, my husband works 3 12 hour shifts so he's home 4 days of the week. If I can tough out the 3 days he works, then I'm rewarded with a HUGE helping hand the other days. On those days he lets me nap whenever I need to, as long as the baby isn't hungry. Not to mention I'm going to work on getting some meditation time back in my day, even if I have to start with just 5 to 15 minutes worth, it's a start!
I'm working on the basic health goals first, then I'll start to change the goals around as soon as we get a good routine going. Small steps, that's what it takes. I don't want to rush myself, and I need to maintain my patience. This is very doable! I just have to work on it.