The last term of school begins tomorrow.
Yes, I have been on school holidays for 2 weeks but because I only work part-time at a school, I was still working the other two days of both weeks. I think I really needed the break though…I didn’t realise just how mentally exhausted I was. One week of the holidays was still busy but this last week I did nothing on Monday and Tuesday apart from sit in front of the telly or computer. And it was good.
The last term of school is the shortest so that’s a good thing. Having said that, I am looking forward to going back to my usual routine. I have also joined a fitness circuit class which takes place every Monday for an hour for 10 weeks and starts tomorrow. I have been trying to exercise and have been successful in either walking or exercising at home at least 3 times a week. It’s not great I know. But it’s better than zero times a week. I have also been eating healthy most of the time. I can’t not indulge at least once a week because otherwise, I end up having a binge-fest. And we all know that is not good.
There isn’t any change in the weight. Yet. But when I do exercise, I notice a change in my mood. I know about the positive relationship between exercise and mood (hell, I tell my clients that every time!!) and yet, yet I forget to do it myself. Maybe if I motivate myself to exercise to feel less anxious and sad, it might actually work out better. And in the process, I might actually lose weight! Anyway, here’s an example of lunch on Friday when I was home. It’s an omlette made just using egg whites and stuffed with spinach, tomatoes and a little low-fat cheese. Next time though, I might add onions as well (because I love onions!)
Moving on, the flatmate hunt isn’t going too well. Have had someone ask if their partner could sleep over a couple of nights a week which is not something I’m okay with. Not because I’m a prude. I don’t care about people having sex in the next room. It’s because it becomes a numbers game — two against one. And I’m not comfortable with that. Apart from that, have had a traveller enquire about the place and I’m still contemplating contacting them. Almost rang them but stopped myself because I’m uncertain about what questions to ask. (What do you ask a potential flatmate?) Sigh. I need to get that figured out.
Here’s to the week ahead. Have a great week everyone!
Until next time,