Summer Reset- Day 9

Today was one of those days that I had to practice rolling with the punches. I babysat 3 of my friend's children again today while they moved into their new home. I offered to picked them up right after breakfast so I knew I would not have time to exercise in the morning. I would have to make time for it later. The kids all had a good time but there were some touchy moments. My son was overly tired and a bit out of sorts all day. Her children were tired out too from the busy last month they spent remodeling and running back and forth between their old and new home. And to top it all off, it had been a really hot all week. The kind of hot that just sucks the energy right out of you. But in spite of all of that, everyone had a good time overall. I didn't eat like I would have liked to; I did a lot of quickly grabbing food. And I had too much sugar, which left me feeling a bit jittery and icky by dinner time. I have a dominate sweet tooth and I have been trying to gain control over it during this Summer Reset. I realized today after eating a lot more sugar than I have in 9 days just how it affects my body. I just hadn't noticed because I was regularly eating a lot of sugar. I was glad for the chance to see this. It reinforces for me how much I need to keep the added sugar in check.  

Here's a breakdown of what I ate today:

Breakfast: I was in a hurry and just gobbled down a gluten free flaxseed waffle with too much jam. It was very tasty, just too much jam.

Lunch: This was spread out over the afternoon. I made Chex Mix and Muddy Buddies for all the kids because I was low on snack and lunch options because I really needed to go to the grocery store the day before but didn't because we had really strong thunderstorms so I stayed home instead. I tasted a handful of Chex Mix then I had a small bowlful of Muddie Buddies. I also had some cherries and just to get some quick protein in there, I had a hardboiled egg too. Later in the afternoon I had a second very full small bowl of Muddy Buddies.

Dinner: After the kids went home, I took my 2 kids and we went grocery shopping. By the time we got home and got everything put away, it was dinnertime. The perfect dinner solution tonight was a frozen Udi's gluten free pizza with sugar snap peas from the mother in law's garden and leftover coleslaw.



How I exercised today:

Tonight I did one of my favorite Yoga with Adriene videos: Freedom Flow. This is a repetitive video that gives you the chance to move from pose to pose with ease and to "find what feels good". Try it out and let me know what you think. You can find it here: Freedom Flow! I was feeling so good after doing this routine that I decided to challenge myself and try some yoga moves that I have been aspiring to do. With Ron spotting me, I was able to do a Forearm Stand! And then one my own I did a Wheel Pose with my back completely arched up! I was so excited!! Last time I tried the Wheel Pose I only could get my body half way up. So it was quite exhilarating to get it all the way up this time. And as for the Forearm Stand, that felt so amazing! I hope to one day do that completely on my own. Trying these moves encouraged me to keep practicing my yoga. Even when I feel like I'm not making any advances in my practice, I really am. Slow but surely my body is stretching and strengthening. Just have to keep going. :)