You may have noticed that I’ve been a little quiet lately. I have had so much going on, personally and professionally, that I’ve forced myself to focus on being still for a little while. Which, as you know, is hard for me. Because I like the feeling of being busy and active — brain and body — and I thrive when I have lots of balls in the air.

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I’m thrilled to say that I’m starting a new job, although the decision to leave an old job is always very difficult for me. Especially when I have to leave all my people. I have always found that many of my close work friends are forever, but it’s a strange feeling when you’re no longer in the trenches together. I will probably be suffering from some serious #FOMO over the next few weeks as I get into a new routine.

With that big life change and some medical things going on, I’ve really had to calm myself and force myself to rest — physically, mentally, and emotionally. My diet has also been the least on point that its been in over a year, and I have found myself feeling low about it. However — today I have realized that I need to practice self love and do what I need to do to get through big life changes without completely derailing my diet and exercise. And meditation and quiet time both certainly help.

SO — this is my #mood today:

  • Have I eaten some Cheetos? Sure. Have I eaten a large bag of them? Nope.
  • Have I mostly eaten well? Absolutely. I’d say I’ve managed to stick to the 80/20 rule. But I haven’t been 100%.
  • Have I hit my calorie goal every day? Nope, but I’ve managed to stay within about 200 calories over.
  • Have I done my normal work outs? Nope. Because I have been medically advised not to. Have I continued to exercise however I can? Yep. Long, slow walks are my current jam.
  • Have I closed my rings every day on my Apple Watch. Yep, but I most certainly reduced my move goal by 200 calories since I’m not allowed to do any high-intensity training.
  • Have I read devotionals, listened to soothing music, and focused on healing energy? For sure. That’s the best way to recover from anything, I’d say.

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All of that to say: Sometimes your body needs a break, and you have to listen to it. It’s okay. There’s always next week to get back on track, and I have seen very minimal movement on the scale — which tells me that counting my macros has been an effective diet for me. I haven’t like gained 10 lbs in 3 days or anything crazy, like I used to when I was Paleo and would eat one carb.

How are you feeling? What’s going on in your life? Are you staying on track, or are you taking a rest? Whatever is happening, however you’re feeling — as long as you don’t let it completely derail you, you’ll be a-okay.

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Thanks for reading! Xo.

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