My intention today is to be present and in the moment. I will not look for things to worry about. I will do what I can, when I can. I will treat the world with loving kindness, starting with myself. If I cannot treat myself well, then I will have nothing left to use for other people. My inner voice will be thoughtful, but forgiving.
Shoulder rehab is going much better than expected. I expected to be all sore, especially on Monday when I came home from the gym and then washed windows (inside and out). I didn't get them all done, but it was still a job. So far, the exercise seems to keep the shoulder from getting sore. The body is strange. I was thrilled to get back to my weekday gym and get a little closer to my routine.
Yesterday's first day at work went nicely. It was nice to have some part of my routine back. Today looks to be a busy one. I am attending the new yoga class and while I am excited about that, I also found out about a new water aerobics class and an exciting art class - all on Wednesday evening. Why does Wednesday have to the the world's most popular day in the summer? I'll stick with the yoga, for now.
Dentist appointment today - trying to think positive about that one. And then prep begins this evening for our Saturday cook-out that comes with carnivores, vegetarians and vegans. It's always a challenge to pull together an integrated menu that doesn't look like "this is your food and over there is YOUR food". I like to offer some choices (well labeled).
I am avoiding the scales for right now, as the best thing I can do for myself is to just get through this period of time. I need this to be successful. Besides the out-of-pocket costs (small used car!), I'd like to keep my smile. So, I'm just doing what needs doing and if I've gained (I know I don't feel "right"), I'll deal with that later. Because this is such a strange way of "eating", I've been surprised that my pants still fit perfectly.
Take good care of yourself. Be kind to others. Treat yourself with loving kindness.