Today has been....um, well. Just well.
I did 3 miles on the treadmill. Then two SparkPeople videos. These are super convenient but they feel very effective. I did the 6 minute Butt Blaster and the Beginner Abs Workout on the ball. I wanted to do the Upper Body Ball workout but since the husband let me sleep in I was running out of time.
After that we loaded up and went to the river. It took ALL day. We didn't get home until 5. I was spent. The kids were cranky. The husband left to go close our store up.
Not long after that and right in the middle of one my darling daughter's ten minute long screaming tantrums, a wine bottle exploded in the kitchen.
Followed shortly by my head.
My husband has been making wine. Usually the top just pops. This time it burst out the side. Glass and peach wine everywhere. I cleaned that up, fending off the screaming 2 year old. She was totally wiped out and in full on freak out mode so I took her to bed. When I got in her room I noticed a huge pink stain on her cream colored carpet. Cherry Limeade Sunkist soda. I don't buy this crap. I certainly don't give it to the kids. Now it is in the carpet.
I cleaned up this mess, ya know after cleaning up a gallon of wine off my counters, appliances, and wood floor. All the while fuming over the person who caused it all. No my husband didn't spill the soda but he did buy it and give it to a 2 year old without a sippy cup. He also concocted all this wine in my kitchen. So I'm laying the blame on him.
And all through this, the girl is still screaming.
I really really really wanted a cigarette.
Oh, you didn't know I quit smoking just three weeks ago?
Yeah. Shameful, I know. You can't smoke and run. At least not well.
Smoking is the complete opposite of leading a healthy lifestyle. I know that. I wasn't a heavy smoker, no more than 3-4 a day. But much more if I was drinking. I am proud to say though that I think, no I know, I AM DONE.
So instead of thinking about smoking during an extremely stressful episode, and instead of raiding the ice cream in the fridge, and instead of stepping outside and screaming at the top of my lungs, I did yoga.
I was really sore and tight today so I thought I would try Polly's Yoga For Runners short 10 minute video.
It was the perfect thing. I feel loose, calm, and centered. I know that I won't always be able to resort to yoga during apocalyptic moments but tonight it was a lifesaver.
How do you handle stress?