Today was an off day. I felt strangely anxious all day for really no apparent reason. The day started off nicely with an easy three mile run but as it progressed I just got that weird feeling in my stomach and felt general anxiety. This isn’t really like me and I’m not sure what was causing it.
One of the things I felt anxiety about was this blog. And the future of it. And what I really want it to be. Lately, I’ve felt more burdened by it than inspired and that’s not how I want it to be. Also, I’ve kind of been neglecting Bakin’ and Eggs and I really want to get back to my normal posting schedule with my food blog.
Every time I receive positive feedback that readers are enjoying the blog and being inspired and motivated by it I feel like I made the right decision to launch this blog. But then sometimes I feel like I’m just one in a million and that there are so many blogs just like mine out there and why am I stressing myself out for something that’s just not that special?
Maybe this isn’t something that I should share with you guys but I really want you to know how I’m feeling. And how I’m feeling is kind of tired and overwhelmed. But fitness and nutrition are truly my passions and I love sharing that passion with you.
I’m not giving up but I am giving serious thought to the future of this blog and what I want it to be.
Enough serious talk…
Today became infinitely better when I made it to Y2 for ashtanga. I was so close to skipping out on ashtanga tonight for a few reasons. I’m just not good at it, we were in the middle of a severe thunder storm and I had a cake to bake for my mother in law’s birthday. But all I could think about all day was being on my yoga mat and I didn’t want to give up on it because I knew I would regret not practicing. I braved the terrible road conditions and made my way to the studio. Traffic was horrendous and I was 15 minutes late but my whole day melted away when I unrolled my mat and started my sun salutations. I remain infinitely grateful for my yoga studio, my yoga practice and the patience and encouragement of my teacher.
And that’s that.
Wow. Can’t believe I’ve made it this far in the post with no photos. Breakfast was unpictured banana oats topped with peanut butter and Crofter’s. Pretty much heaven in a bowl. Lunch was a pizza and Pinkberry party at work.
The pizza was from Hawthorne’s. I had a piece of mushroom and onion that was nothing to write home again and another piece of white pizza that was super delicious!
And Pinkberry! They just opened in Charlotte last week! I had plain with granola, cinnamon toast crunch, strawberries, mango and blueberries.
We had a late dinner when I got home from yoga. Leftover adobo pork tacos and black beans and rice from last night’s dinner.
How do you deal with days you’re feeling off? I generally find that exercise helps more than anything.