Yesterday’s sick/mental health day was, without a doubt, the smartest thing I have done in a really long time. Instead of my mind doing all the thinking (my poor mind is a little off kilter these days) and telling my body to “keep going, you pansy!” or “almost at the finish line (literally/figuratively), just push through!” my body said “HA! Watch this!” and proved everyone wrong. See how I said ‘everyone’ there? Everyone=my brain. Proof that I’m losing it.
I couched it up all day aside from the trip to the grocery story when I spent too much money but was too tired to play “Cheap Sarah”, plus I had to pee and didn’t have a whole lot of time to really focus on the best deals. A little before supper I started to feel like I might actually need to take another sick day, but once I got food & ice cream in my belly, I started feeling better and canceled my Friday morning Boot Camp. For those of you who know me understand that it took a lot out of me to cancel a workout. My muscles & joints just felt so tired & sore. Plus my lungs still feel like someone doused them with gasoline & lit them on fire so sleeping a few extra hours this morning is just what my poor little body (& mind) needed). Since I could sleep until 7, I put together a crock pot recipe for the upcoming late-nights work week. Mexican Chicken (don’t ask me where I found it…I wrote down the ingredients and how long to let it simmer but didn’t save the website):
- 2 cans black beans (I soaked 1/2 a bag of black beans instead)
- 2 cans Rotel (or off-brand diced tomatoes with chiles)
- 3 chicken breasts
- 8-oz non-fat cream cheese
Combine first 3 ingredients and cook on low for 8-10 hours. Add cream cheese.
Result? YUM! I’m planning to shred the chicken and put it in a whole wheat tortilla. Can’t wait!
Today has been a wonderfully quiet “catch-up” day at work. I was planning to have yesterday be a catch-up day too so I didn’t really miss too much with my mental health day. Good timing, for once.
If the weather holds out we are planning to partake in a trivia night. Since I only allow myself to hang out with human computers, we always rock trivia nights. I’m pretty pumped.
Tomorrow is looking like a yoga-only day. And nothing else. Maybe a little light cleaning and some crock-potting, but that’s IT. I promise. It’s my last weekend until April so I need to soak it uppppppp. March was originally scheduled to be busy on the work-front and quiet(er) on the family front. Recent developments have added “busy/scary” to the family-front too. I need to condition my body and brain to be ready for another month & a half of stress. Game on, let’s go.