Earlier today, I felt like this:
I am in the HOME STRETCH of finishing the first draft of my second book (based on the Operation Beautiful website and geared toward tween and teen girls). I am hard-copy editing right now and writing the conclusion!
It is stressful, but exciting and fun.
Globs of white bean and basil hummus from Traderâ€™e Joe with leftover Super Bowl party chips powered me through:
And you know what else got me through?
The promise of yoga.
Lately, Iâ€™ve been viewing yoga as a chore â€“ which is so, so wrong! Yoga is a gift I give myself. When Iâ€™m busy, thatâ€™s all the MORE reason to go to yoga. I went to a small (only 5 people in the room!) power mixed class at Y2Yoga and itâ€¦ wasâ€¦ glorious. The teacher even gave me a scalp massage during the final pose. :)
I went from feeling stressed out and crazy to calm and relaxed. I tackled this eveningâ€™s project with a big SMILE on my face as a result.
The spring season of Girls on the Run starts tomorrow. The Husband and I are coaching a group of 14 girls (aged 8 â€“ 11) over 12 weeks, twice a week. At the end of the season, theyâ€™ll run a 5K. But GOTR is really about helping the girls form healthy habits, both physically AND mentally.
GOTR is super organized and gives you everything you need to be a coach (learn more here). Anyone could run a successful program with all the tools they provide, even if youâ€™re nervous. You also donâ€™t have to be a runner to do GOTR. Itâ€™s great fun and very relaxed. We just had to sort everything out and pre-read the lesson plan.
Some â€œextraâ€ things I am bringing: a Post-It pad so I can write the receiver of the daily â€œEnergy Awardâ€ a positive message to take home. Oh, and a camera to shoot first-day pictures!
And a horn. Weâ€™re going to need it.
Dinner was an awesome mix of black wild rice, roasted broccoli, and corn/black bean/onion salsa that was leftover from the party. I smothered everything in creamy balsamicâ€¦ so good.
Went back for seconds!
I am absolutely beat, and tomorrow is going to be a BIG day!
Have a lovely evening. 🙂