Happy September everyone!
With the start of the school year, comes a natural time to think about clean slates and fresh starts. New books, pens & calendars are waiting to be filled in. We’ve had kind of a busy, stressful summer which has left me feeling a little out of sorts and unmotivated the past few weeks. I am thinking September is the perfect time to reset & refocus my own goals.
You perhaps saw the photos and heard me talk a lot about my daughter going off to college. I am so so happy for her and I know she is loving it there but I really miss her terribly. It is really strange not knowing if she is safe and sound every night. I know these are normal feelings to have and it will get easier. I also know that my job as a parent was to raise her to be successful and go off on her own and I am so proud to see that happen. It’s just hard.
Goal: Realize that with time this will get easier. All parents go through this. Figure out how to channel these feelings into something positive.
I was so focused on my tri training this summer and loved having a training plan in place requiring lots of bike/run workouts as well as long swims. I absolutely loved training with my friends each week. I even loved those brick workouts and felt a real sense of accomplishment each time we completed one.
Ever since the race (3 weeks ago), I almost feel sad that it is over. I miss the focus of our training and I miss the daily chats about the race. I definitely feel a void where that was and a boredom with my regular workouts. I sometimes feel like I am just going through the motions.
Goal: Try adding in some new classes or exercises into my routine. Plan my fall race schedule! (Check back Friday for that)
Doing long bike rides and swims made me starving all the time and also gave me the excuse to be a little more lax about my eating. Now that I am not exercising as much I need to reign in the chocolate eating. I don’t weigh myself anymore (and haven’t in over 2 years) but I just feel kind of blah.
During the summer, we are more laid back about our schedule and have been eating a lot later. I’ve also not been as structured on my meal planning. This also gives me a little extra stress.
Goal: Get back to my regular eating schedule and meal planning. Not giving up the chocolate though. Keep cooking up fun, new recipes for the blog.
Ok so hopefully I don’t sound like a total basket case today! Thanks for listening and reading friends. So tell me…
Do you feel sad after a big race or project? Have your kids gone off to college? Do you reset in September?
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