Many of the circumstances surrounding “my” insomnia elude me.
Turns out reading Runners World before bed is not one of them. I am totally convinced that reading about running and races before bed on Sunday night made me lie totally wide awake all night, just waiting until morning so I could get moving. Won’t be doing that again!
Needless to say, I spent yesterday morning feeling pretty spacey and sleepy. The first half of the day was spent mindlessly tinkering around the kitchen, making kimchi and yogurt and organizing.
After a morning of trying to ignore my mind and body (both too tired to bother with), the afternoon was all about the mind-body connection. Yoga and Pilates Reformer at the gym. Both were delightful and glorious and throughly enjoyable.
The teacher for the Reformer class was new to me and a total hard-ass, she cut me down to size! As a dancer and aerobics instructor I am used to being at the top of the class with form and coordination and balance (not to brag but I’ve got A LOT of experience after all).
This class was a style of Pilates (Stott) that I have only taken one class in previously and she was on my sh**! It was awesome because it made me work harder and learn a few things.
After weeks of a hot oats obsession, breakfast today was a little something different.
Quinoa, 2 hard-boiled eggs, nutritional yeast, liquid aminos, and chili flakes. This bowl packs a serious protein and B vitamin punch, both great to start the day energized and alert. It was very satisfying and tasty although I will probably go back to oats tomorrow (because I am already kind of craving them :)).
I haven’t been updating you on my “cleanse” but it’s going great. The plan was to completely clear my diet of refined grains, alcohol, and refined sugar and limit flour and coffee. I have cheated on all of the first three, a few bites of Tate’s pizza, a splash of wine and a sip of beer, and an AMAZING chocolate thing at the gallery stroll. The important thing is that I gave each of these slips a lot of thought rather than just mindlessly imbibing. And enjoyed every taste.
I’ll admit it though, I am looking forward to a juicy glass of red wine next week!
The coffee thing has been easy and good for me, I plan to stick with 3-4 coffee days per week and tea for the other days. My energy levels and appetite are definitely more stable when I don’t drink coffee but I am not interested in stopping completely at this point.
We have another fun meal with friends planned for this evening. Evan and Stephanie are having some folks over for some take out Thai food. But not just any take-out, apparently the best in the area because they are driving 30 minutes to pick it up!