Thursday, 1 September 2011

B is for Balance

And so continues my alphabet series.

Balance is super important and I know that now after spending a week stressed and up to my eyeballs in school stuff. Assignment has been handed in and things look a little clearer now. But it's taken that stressful situation to show me that maybe I need a bit more balance in my life. Not so much play and a little more work. Not that I sit around on my arse all day doing nothing but I think I need to make a bit more of an effort.

This blog post is going to be more like a letter to myself. I want to be able to look back on it when I'm stressed and see what I need to do to sort out that situation. I don't react very well to stress. I have about a week where I'm sitting in the eye of the storm and then the storm hits all over again- until mid November. Then I'm free!

I like to start the mornings getting up a little earlier and spending the time reading my Bible and with God. I find that, for me, it's a good way to start my day. Some days I get up even earlier and go for a run. My body loves it. I personally hate it, but my body loves it. And afterwards I feel better because I already kicked today's butt and it's only 7.30 in the morning!

But really, the only true reason I run is because it means that I can justify eating the junk food that I so dearly love :) And that my friends, is balance.

Sometimes stress is good. On occassion I need to push myself, to only go to bed once I've finished a page of assignments. But de-stressing is good too. Movies, reading, spending time with friends. And sleeping. Sometimes I need to miss my run and sleep in. And that is OK.

I apologise for the two references to bottoms in this blog. It felt right.


Katie said...

I definitely believe in the junk food + exercise balance! The chocolates I ate yesterday were hopfully balanced out by my crosstrainer session after work - everything evens itself out eventually.

Enjoy your stress-free week!

Abigail said...

Agreed to the balance! I'm thinking of starting a yoga class here in Seattle, as there's a yoga place just down the street from me. And awesome idea to wake up early to have some dedicated time with God. That's something that's very important, but that most people (myself included) don't do enough.

As to Troll 2: there is a Troll 1, but it has absolutely no bearing on Troll 2. They are completely different movies with different storylines, so you won't miss it. I haven't even seen Troll 1. If you do watch Troll 2, be prepared to be shocked by how bad a movie can be. Seriously. There's actually a documentary made about the movie by the child star in it (after he grew up, of course) called "Best Worst Movie." So yeah. It's pretty bad, in the best/worst ways.

You may want the two hours of your life back after you watch it, but after a few days you'll realize that you don't regret it, because it was THAT BAD.

Abigail said...

Also-- YES PLEASE COME VISIT SEATTLE SOMETIME! You will always have a couch to crash on :)

ladykate63 said...

Yay for balance! I try to exercise at home but I don't always succeed as well as I should. ;)

Ashley {hudson's happenings} said...

God is so's amazing how time spent in prayer/Bible reading can help to shape your day!

I WISH I was a runner. I would love to be able to get out there and pound the pavement....for some reason I've always been more of a walker. Which isn't quite as invigorating. ;)

Emily said...

I'm giggling at the word 'arse' hehehe

I'm all about balance and working out to eat what I want is the perfect balance. I find that if I don't workout first thing in the morning, I won't do it the rest of the day. No matter how much time I have, I hate working out during the day (ok, i hate it period) but I finally found, if I do it without thinking when I wake up then come home and get in the word, my days are good!

Emily w/Amazing Grapes

Belly B said...

I have to learn how to get up earlier!!! Balance really is very important, especially what you said about justifying eating junk food lol. That's the way I think too!

Belly B :)

Danielle said...

I love everything about this post. Okay, except maybe the running. I'll switch that out for a stationary bike.

By the way, your alphabet posting plan is great. I like it!