Last night was another mess, folks. Teething is a beast. Harlow woke up just after I’d fallen asleep at 11:15pm. I finally got her down again at 1am. She screamed 90% of the time. Oi.
Which, this morning, inevitably led me to (say it with me) STARBUCKS!!!
Here’s where the success comes in. I was eyeing the donuts and had almost ordered one when… I DIDN’T! *cue cheers!*
Which brings me to another crazy idea I concocted yesterday.
February is going to be a sugar-free month for me!
That means no chocolate, no ice cream, no donuts, nada!
I have a friend on standby for moral support…
I suppose that means I should overdose on all of those things until Feb 1st, right? Riiiiight?
In addition to trying to squeeze yoga practice in during my lunch hour as I recently started doing, two more things will be happening that should lead to a healthier, more balanced Monica.
1). Not reading the news. At. All. (Barring silly celebrity-type “news” of course. Gotta love the drama of the rich & famous…) While I do currently try to avoid news, I have a bad habit of seeing a terrible headline somewhere benign (think People.com sidebars) and feeling obligated to bear witness to the horror. I almost feel a disservice to the victim (generally children or animals) if I don’t read about it. I recently realized that all it does is upset me and that nothing good can come of reading something like that. There is nothing I can do to change anything “out there” that happens. Score 1 for mental health!
2). ZUMBA classes! A friend of mine talked me into joining her, starting in February, to a six week, Wednesday night Zumba class. I did used to be a dancer, but I’m also notoriously clumsy (a paradox, I know…), so this might be interesting. I never before considered doing Zumba because I always felt it was beneath my fitness level. Currently, though, I just hope to make it through the entire class and hopefully not make too big of a fool out of myself!
Final point for today… last night I finally made tofu at home that was worth eating! I’ve been struggling with making tofu at home for years. YEARS! I read up on a bunch of tips yesterday, and last night, SUCCESS! It was so delicious that I didn’t even think to take a photo of the finished product. I fried it up in some EVOO & a dash of low sodium soy sauce. YUM!
Happy Hump Day and I hope everyone is having a great morning!
What healthy changes are you currently making?