I don't pack anything for a trip until the night before I leave. This really isn't too terrible, actually. I think it's a good skill to be able to pack for a trip last minute. However, it's the fact that I usually leave my laundry til the last minute too. And then all of a sudden it's after 9 p.m. and all I have packed is a t-shirt and a hair tie. When I am preparing for some of my marathon work trips this fall, I'm going to have to get a grip and pack sooner than this. Right? We'll see how that goes.
I don't eat the food I have in the fridge. I mean, I do. Sometimes. But then I realize I only have vegetables and nothing to eat with them. So I give up. I need someone to teach me how to properly cook things for one person. Or even two people. So I don't cook things for six people and have too many leftovers. If anyone has any idea how I can be better at this, please let me know. I need recipes that don't have foods like chips that I eat too many of. Because...well...
I don't eat very mindfully. What is mindful eating? It's essentially being more mindful of what you are eating and listening to your body's hunger cues. I can do this. But then there's that whole issue of disordered eating, which I have already admitted to you that I have. Mostly because I think I am an emotional eater. But like one of my favorite bloggers, Marni (who is also a registered dietitian), said when she shared that mindful eating article, "Let your nutrition habits work for you, not control you." I do this wrong, and I mostly always have. It's not that I don't get that food is fuel. I just let food have too much control. That's wrong.
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I don't observe running recovery like I need to. I don't foam roll as often as I should. I don't stretch like I should. I don't stop running after two miles when I tell myself that's all I'm going to do, and then even though I ice a little, I still feel like I might have done some damage. Which probably doesn't help the emotional eater. Which just leads to trouble.
I don't find appropriate time in my day for workouts. I need to work out. Working out can keep a person sane. My schedule has been kind of out of whack this week, but that's really no excuse. If I could get up early enough, I could probably work out before work. But obviously that's not happening. Next week I need to get a grip. Even if I can't run.
There's probably stuff you think you do wrong too - it happens! The thing is, for a lot of things, there is no right or wrong way. We get to decide what works best for us. That probably shouldn't include the Princess Diaries and an empty suitcase... but maybe it does. We have to find the way that makes us happy, and leads us down the path we want to. In my case, with this post, I am feeling in a rut. I want to make some changes but I am kind of going through the motions with some things... at least that's how it seems to me. It's about time that I made some minor changes to really help to make my life better for me.
What are you doing that you want to do better, for you?