365 Challenge Day 13 – Rest

29 May

I’m still jet-lagged, and tired, my stomach is still bothering me, and I might be fighting off a cold.  I don’t feel sick, I just feel run down.

One of the reasons why this challenge is going to work, even though it’s for a whole year, is that I am listening to my body, following what I need, and not pushing myself.  Granted, this is the opposite of “discipline”, but I’m the first to rebel against a tight structure anyway.  I could probably use a little more discipline in my life, and maybe when I’m a real grown-up I’ll be better at it, but not tonight : )

I went to the fitness room on my lunch hour and did 30 minutes of cardio on the elliptical, ab work, and some stretches for my back (oh yeah, add to my list of complaints, my back hurts! Sleeping and sitting on planes for more than 20 hours takes it toll!)  I had a green smoothie, kind of, it had soy milk, a banana, strawberry, and a big handful of spinach.  Light on the greens.  It was yummy!  And felt a little milder on my stomach.

Being too tired to cook tonight, I discovered a quick, easy, cheap, vegan meal that I can bring with me on my next trip: Trader Joe’s sells canned dolmas (stuff grape leaves) that come with a pull top. I wasn’t sure about having them canned, but they were delicious!  I paired that with a can of TJs organic lentil soup, also with a pull top.  A complete meal!!  Next time I travel I’ll bring those with me, and won’t even need a can opener.

There are a lot of things on my list that I would have liked to do tonight, like go to yoga class (and practice my scorpion pose!!) but I’m feeling like I need to rest.  Hopefully by the weekend I’ll be readjusted to this time zone and ready to go!

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