I’ve had to make a few swaps in my life as of late. Some of the swaps have been hard while others have been okay. I am just sharing a few of the changes that have been gracing my life for the past three months or so…
Instead of coffee….
I swapped to tea….
Coffee and I are best buddies. (I think it’s a teacher thing.) It was suggested that I let it go, not mandated, so I decided I should cut back. The moment I decided to cut back, I started getting sick on 1/4 of a cup. So, I have been getting my daily warmth from a cup of tea for a few months now. I’m surprised I am still alive- and I’m proud to report—- so are all of my students!!!! 🙂 I really miss the jolt I got from coffee but I know it will all be worth it in the end.
Instead of running:
I swapped to walking.
This one was not suggested, it was mandated. I was told I could run- as long as I kept my heart rate under 140- I CAN NOT DO THAT! My heart rate jumps super high even when I jog or power walk. I am HATING this change. I can’t even jog 100 and walk 200. It is killing me- I’ve never been a so called runner but I’ve always used it as a tool to stay active. I don’t like that the tool is gone. I will have to do a full post on this sometime soon because I’m needing feedback and ideas….. I will get over it- again, it is well worth it!
Instead of a 10:00’ish bedtime.
I am swapping to an 8:15 or sunset bedtime.
This swap has been mandated by my body. I seriously have no control over this. I start fighting bed at about 7:30 and by 8:15 or 8:30 I am passed out on the couch. I only wish this were an exaggeration, it is not. I had to start waking up later too because my body was requiring sleep like it was it’s primary job. I’m just going to go with it. The husband does a good job of picking my bum off the couch and taking it to bed about 10:00. Bless him.
Also, sorry for being such a grump yesterday- I’m all better today 🙂 The sun came up and I am blessed! I know this- yesterday was just an off day. Thanks for not judging and just letting me be grumpy pants.