I am still sore from the private training session Friday. My arms are sore and my core is tight. Yesterday, I was lazy and I am okay with it. I think it is important to take days off and let your body rest. Of course, it would have been more beneficial had I read a book or meditated as opposed to watching tv. I recognize that I should be reading or being productive on rest days. Watching t.v. can be super relaxing. Ultimately, a waste of time though. I think of how much time I spend being unproductive. I believe, it is a way to distract myself from doing what I should be doing. Creating, exploring, writing, traveling, teaching to name a few things that I am interested in. It's easier to fail or not even try if that makes sense. I can definitely distract myself with mind numbing tasks.
I am attracted to some goal setting. I think it is realistic and I have always enjoyed to do lists. I like the action of crossing things off my list and feel lost when I don't have something to look forward to. Traveling, always, has a spot on my list. I have an upcoming trip to Minneapolis that I am looking forward to and then there is D.C. in June. I am meeting a friend from high school who is currently hiking the Appalachian Trail. I have considered a trip to Greece at some point in 2018 and think I should buy the tickets. Why not? What is stopping me? Seriously. It is a place that I have always wanted to explore. I had tickets to Athens in 2001 and a dream of riding the train to explore other countries in Europe. Italy was a definite as I would check out the Amalfi Coast before heading to France, Budapest and Spain. I think of how my life would have been had I taken that trip. I doubt that I would be in Denver. Honestly, I have no idea where I would have ended up. I might still be in Europe, haha.
I do love Denver and it is my chosen home. I like to make lists of where I want to travel, each year, and that I have to throw in some adulating tasks. I do not like these tasks. Yet, they are necessary. The dentist.
Taxes--the most recent cross off my list. Yuck. And, a necessary adult task. The dentist made a major dent in my travel budget since I had procrastinated for as long as I could. When I finally made an appointment I received a laundry list of things I must do. Scaling my teeth which was painful and I despised it. A few cavities, here and there, and a crown. The dentist felt that should be first plan of attack. An upper crown which I didn't enjoy at all. Afterwards, I asked what should be a priority. She noted that I should continue to follow the cleaning plan and mix in some cavity action, too. I am putting that off later in the year.
I consider decreasing my personal training sessions to once a month. It is spendy and some times I have guilt arriving after meeting friends for happy hour. Courtney makes me accountable for my choices and some weeks are worse than others. Stress can definitely do that to you. I am incorporating more meditation to deal with that. And saying no to meeting friends. It is okay to say no sometimes.
I should compile a complete list of goals. Health, abundance, fitness, travel, even wines I want to drink. That would be excessive. I would love to continue to learn about wine and regions, too. In an effort to be productive today, I am heading to yoga. Namaste!