Hello My Dear Darling Friends!
This was a busy week and I am stressed!
The end of the quarter is rapidly approaching, but there is more to it than that… We have a group project to give in 3 weeks and I was so proud of the fact that my entire group was able to make it to our organization. I created the plans then drove us there. It is not always typical that 4 people can be in one place at a chosen time, but we made it happen. Our organization also gave us the green light to work with them and proceed with our project!
Now the bad news… A bunch of people have been showing up to class sick and on Friday morning I woke up with a fever. Our appointment with the organization was supposed to be at 3:30 and I figured that the other 3 members in my group could still go in and meet then just fill me in. I told one of the other members I was too sick to attend class and they said they were sick too so I asked them to email the organization as soon as possible then to let the others know. At that point it was 10 am and I still felt bad about cancelling with such short notice.
Well, around 4:30 my classmate txted and said that they forgot to email the organization and my heart just sunk. That means that we flaked and I am so upset because it could have easily been prevented. I sent an apology email to the organization explaining what happened and apologizing. I hope it helps. Then I reached out to the group and asked what day we could all meet for our next meeting. One of the other members suggested Thursday after class, but when I said that would work the other member said that they already scheduled our next meeting with the organization for Friday at 3:30. I had initially said that might work for me, but then I found out that we are having an important guest speaker come to my class on that day. I also figured that we would confirm that that day and time would work for everyone before scheduling another appointment with the organization.
So I am pretty upset. I am upset that an appointment got scheduled during class time when we need to be there for a guest speaker and I am upset because they made the appointment without confirming it with the group.
I’m sorry I know that was long winded. I don’t get upset often, but when I do it sure ROCKS my world!
I also went to the doctor today because I noticed a painful lump on my rib. I am glad that I went in because I found out that it is a dermoid cyst and they recommended removing it surgically so I told them to start the process. It is painful right now, but I am glad I found out what it was and am getting it treated.
I think more than anything else I am mostly upset about 2 things. First, the fact that my blood pressure was high today (usually I am in a healthy range) and it is probably due to the fact that I am stressed about that group project. Secondly, I am disappointed that I cannot do my regular workouts for a few days. The doctor recommended that I rest for at least 2 days to promote healing and recovery.
I am so afraid of stopping because I don’t want to lose momentum.
Now let’s talk about the good things in my life!
I just completed my 3rd week of intermittent fasting and my 2nd week of the keto lifestyle. It is officially official because I peed on a keto strip that says I have a high presence of ketones! It feels good to know that I am doing something right!
I did 3 strength training workouts this week rather than the 4 or 5 that I had planned, but I think it was necessary since I am sick.
My Zumba instructor gave me a Zumba T-shirt as a gift last Monday! I was so surprised!
Another wonderful thing that happened to me this week is that my friend April helped me get a full scholarship to a Dance Fitness instructor licensing workshop which is taking place next Saturday! I still can’t believe that it is real and it is another reason why I want to heal quickly ❤
- Use good manners. I am trying, but it sure is hard when I am so stressed, upset, sick, and in pain 😉
- Give positive reviews.
- Offer a helping hand.
- Honor and respect others.
- Honor, Love, and Respect my mind, heart, spirit, and intellect.
This morning I started doing morning pages while I drink my coffee and writing a blog post and I think it helped me to feel more centered and positive.
This week I am going to start a gratitude practice probably writing down my blessings. If I am feeling extra ambitious, I will add affirmations to my morning routine.
How do you cope with having to rest and recover? Please comment below and share!
Be Real. Be True. Be-YOU-tifully YOU.
❤ Alana Xoxo