Sunday, May 31, 2009

this week the plan

but first, a life update:

i don't really have any life event to update here. nothing special! sorry for teasing. i just wanted to have a little think about relaxing. do you relax? what do you do to relax? because personally, i am NEVER relaxed. i can't just come home from work and plop down on the couch and really just chill or veg out without thinking of all the things i could or should be doing. things like cleaning the apartment, working out, doing some sort of productive hobby, worrying about life's problems etc. i can remember feeling relaxed as a kid but i just can't do it anymore. the thing is, i know it's not going to get any easier. i live alone, i have a job, i don't have any kids. it must be so hard for people with families who don't get a spare moment for themselves. does it get easier or harder? does relaxing even exist?

so this week the plan.

exercise and events:

monday: swimming and book club

tuesday: running and dinner at my parent's house in the burbs

wednesday: nothing and date night

thursday: running and regular pre-weekend cleaning. maybe i'll see if one of my girlfriends wants to go to the movies. maybe!

friday: nothing and ???

saturday: running and ???

sunday: maybe nothing, maybe swimming.

it's hard to plan too far in advance, especially when i don't know what is going on next weekend.
in other news, i am going to have one of those green monster smoothies for breakfast tomorrow morning. they are everywhere in the blogosphere lately and i want to see just how rejuvenating they really are. i think my smoothie will be made from: a banana, some frozen berries, a scoop of protein powder, a T of peanut butter, vanilla almond breeze and spinach.


Erin said...

Minus the PB and with milk, that is how I make my green smoothies. They are really good, but even with the protein powder, I have to plan for a snack later - they don't keep me full all morning!

Vanessa said...

Enjoy your smoothie!

Amanda said...
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Amanda said...

I'll be interested in your take on the green monster. I've been wanting to try one as well, but I'm really not a huge smoothie person. There is no way that it would keep me full until lunch.

As for relaxing, I am the queen of relaxation so I can't really relate to feeling overwhelmed. I make a point to almost never over-schedule myself. I know that I need time alone to do absolutely nothing or I'll go crazy. Is there anything in your routine that you could do without?

Angie All The Way said...

The only way I found to "relax" my mind was through yoga, otherwise my body might be relaxing, but my mind will race with my millions things on the mind. My mind still races during yoga, but it helps quite a bit.

You GM sounds yum and the PB gives it a special awesomeness ;-)

Tiffa said...

Honestly the only time I am relaxed is when I do yoga... which I don't do very often... as in, I can't remember the last time I did it! As in, I need to go do it right now! LOL