Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Tuesday is the new Wednesday
Happy de-facto Wednesday for all those who are working this week! I tell you what, I really like this motif of a three-day workweek. I vote that we amend the workweek and carry on like this indefinitely.
Who's with me?
Despite it being a short week, I'm dragging like woah today. I slept like the dead last night, and yet I was still totally wiped out this morning. Not even a big cup of coffee was able to fully revive me.
I dragged myself to the gym, and I felt like someone had attached lead weights to all my limbs. I had originally planned to run after my usual stint on the elliptical, but after 30 minutes I knew that running wasn't in the cards for me. I opted for the bike instead, but after about 10 minutes I started to feel queasy -- so at that point, I knew I needed to call it quits.
Breakfast and a hot shower helped the queasy feeling go away, but I still feel totally exhausted. This is the only thing standing between me and a George Kostanza-esque nap underneath my desk at work:
When I get really tired, I also tend to feel like I'm in a bit of a funk. I don't like giving in to the bad mood, though, since I know that once I do that I start to wallow -- and then the sneaky hate spiral starts. And I don't want to go there!
So instead, I decided to come up with a list of things I'm excited about. By focusing on the things that are going well and the things that make me happy, I'll hopefully be able to re-route my thought pattern and circumvent that snarly, surly feeling that usually acts as fatigue's partner in crime.
1) PVBody: I have a weakness for workout clothes. I routinely salivate over Lululemon clothes (and probably look more than a bit creepy when I practically break my neck staring in their store window whenever I walk by), but they're waaaaaaay outside my price range. I can only afford the options available at Target or Marshall's, and gawd help the other customers when I roll up in either of their sportswear sections.
Yesterday, though, I got an email about PVBody - a service that sells high-end workout merchandise for 60% off the normal price. Basically, you take a style profile quiz that helps the good people at PuraVit get a sense of your style preferences and clothing needs -- and then you get a personalized outfit (including a top and a bottom) delivered each month for $40. $40 for Lululemon stuff? Yes, please. I signed up faster than a 12-year-old girl buying a ticket for the latest Twilight movie, and I'm eagerly awaiting my first outfit.
2) Lunch with an old friend: I ran into a friend from my years as a Presidential Manangement Fellow on my way in to work today, and we're going to have lunch this afternoon in order to catch up. She's awesome, and I'm excited to hang out with her!
3) This week's module for my Integrative Nutrition course looks awesome! It's all about women's health, which is something I'm really interested in, and I'm excited to learn more about it. As a side note, I can't believe my year at IIN is drawing to a close. This year has been amazing, inspiring, and life-changing in so many ways, and I'm incredibly glad that I signed up for this course.
4) We heard back about the apartment, and we're in! Hooray for our new place! Now we just have to figure out what our move-in date will be, and then we're set. :)
Hope everyone has a fabulous Tuesday!