I hope you all had a fantastic weekend. My weekend was a mixture of necessary chores like cleaning the apartment, grocery shopping and unpacking the last bags from our trip and fun things like getting a manicure and having my good friend Sandra over on Saturday evening. What started out as a drunk idea in July now quickly became pretty serious and I am more than happy that we will take action tonight and book our next trip. Guess what guys, we’re going to London over New Year’s Eve!
For now it’s just the three of us but a group of other friend consider to join us but will fly in a little later than we do. I am excited and happy and feel really greedy after I have been travelling already so much this year! But then I silence the little reasonable voice in me who wants me to stay at home and save my money and let the reckless fun wash over instead. Sometimes the little buzzkill needs a reminder to shut the fuck up, enjoy life and do what makes us happy as long as we can still do those things. Yes that’s how I treat my queasy conscience – works fine – every once in a while 😛
I am back since one week now and I have a hard time to blend in my real life again. First I blame the jetlag that hit me pretty badly. The night before my first day at work I slept for 3 h after trying to fall asleep for 6 h before. It slowly went better but as a result I was tired the whole week. I felt sluggish during my workouts and after a pause of 4 weeks I am far from any progress. I didn’t expect any of course but I am shocked how awfully hard it is to start over. I believed it was easier. Maybe it’s just my lack of sleep.a
Due to being tired all the time I didn’t manage to accomplish anything at work. I really mean nothing. I am not exaggerating. Besides a few emails and a networking event I attended on Friday afternoon. The good news is regardless that I feel fresh again after my vacation and that I am really motivated. At least that is considered a big fat point on the plus side.
The biggest issue is going back to a diet my mind and body appreciates. After all those fantastic things I ate lately it’s difficult to go back and cut out food I only enjoy until it reaches my stomach. The really bad part is that I exactly know what I have to do in order to feel good about myself but unfortunately at the moment I can’t bring myself to follow through.
But as I know myself pretty well after 29 and a half years of thinking too much about everything I know that the only thing that works is a good battle plan:
1. I will sleep in one morning this week. Maybe Thursday!
2. I will clean up my diet. I need to cut out the sugar and the grains for a start.
3. I need to get over the idea to expect peak performance at every workout!
4. I need a solid to-do list for work – I am good at lists so no problems here
Oh yeah, this feels already better. I am easy to manipulate. At least by myself. The embarrassing part is that even when I know that I am being manipulated it still works just fine. A bit pathetic but something I can live with 😛
Have I mentioned that I consider to register for the Half in Vienna in April again? Stefan says I am a moron but I feel like running another one.
What are you up to next?