In case you missed it, I recapped Day 1 in Disney World yesterday. Will have the other recaps up next week.
I don’t know what it was when I returned from vacation, but Monday I was dreading. Back to reality and sitting at a desk for 8 hours. Monday I felt sick to my stomach the whole day. Though I felt a bit better once I got home after work, knowing I had to go out again to teach yoga in the evening was rough. I thought maybe that doing the yoga flow with the class would help but even holding downdog myself was hard. I know I didn’t teach my best on Monday but I do hope the class enjoyed the challenging sequence I made for them. I made sure to take a shower and head right to bed when I got home on Monday night and slept really well. Unfortunately Tuesday morning, my stomach still felt a bit off. Instead of my usual oatmeal, I opted for dry cereal and still had some bacon so that I would be full for a while.
The morning at work went on and I was finally catching up on work after being gone for a week. Shortly after lunch, my gym supervisor called me as a class opened up at the gym closer to me on Tuesday night. Wanting to stick to my 2 classes a week, I decided to drop my Monday class. I know the class has really enjoyed me but I also know that at this time I just can’t handle teaching 3 classes every week, my full time job and my almost daily workouts. I know some people work 2 jobs daily and I think those people are amazing. For me, though, I know I function best when I can sleep for at least 7 hours a night and also have some down time in the evening. Part of why I switched to morning workouts is so that I could have some more time in the evening to relax and I really liked that schedule. Adding in yoga teaching this last month to my schedule has thrown me off a bit as I haven’t been for a swim in weeks with different things going on during the weekends and having the sniffles. I seem to have come home with another cold or something.
I don’t know why but after that phone call my day finally seemed to get better, like a switch in my head turned on and I was even humming to myself that song from Legally Blonde “Perfect Day.” Though this could also be because I read Jordan’s post about a perfect day, so somehow that song popped into my head later as I started to think what would be my perfect day?
Sometimes I just get into a slump, lack of motivation and drive. To get out of it can be hard, but usually a workout helps. I seriously felt great working out on Monday morning then maybe lack of sleep and too many cookies caught up to me? Sometimes you just aren’t in the mood for anything, that’s when I take a night to sit on the couch and watch Gilmore Girls until bed time. Gilmore Girls is my go to show, when I am bored, sad, lonely, background noise and sometimes just when I am happy. I watch it all the time and after December and my Christmas movie watching was over, it was back to season 1 for Gilmore Girls and now I am currently finishing season 2. I can’t even tell you how many times I have watched every episode. Occasionally I still notice little things in the background I never saw before.
Anyway back to my perfect day thoughts….
I would say the day would start with making pancakes for breakfast, serving some to sleepy Brian in bed while I read some blogs. Mid morning I would head to the gym for a workout. After the gym, I would cook some lunch, maybe some chicken tacos (with red onion, cilantro, avocado and tomato).
For the afternoon, I would love to lay on the beach and read for a while. Add in some yoga on the beach and take some photos of the beach and my yoga practice.
Then in the evening spend some time writing, cook dinner (maybe some pork stir fry?) and then enjoy a movie with Brian on the couch.
That all sounds pretty perfect to me. Besides the beach, I can usually make that happen on a weekend when Brian is around. I feel it incorporates things I love which are working out, cooking, sunshine, outdoor yoga, writing and cozy time with Brian.
I may not have my perfect day everyday (yet <- I can dream), I may have days where I just lay around and don’t feel great, but I am grateful for each day and I am glad I am starting to feel better. I am definitely missing that Florida sun and wearing shorts though. I am hoping it warms up again soon, but this weekend Saturday is a low of 4 degrees….You will find me inside my 70 degree apartment for a bit longer.
Do you ever find yourself unmotivated? How do you get out of that?
What would your perfect day include?