Is Wednesday Morning, 3 AM anyone else's favorite Simon and Garfunkel song? I just love it. Check it out here and tell me you don't LOVE it!!! And it isn't over played. In fact it is hardly played at all!!!!! Anyway, I picked it as my title because Monday morning, 3 AM I was still awake. Yup. Bad choices by Rachel. But man, I was having fun on the computer and I was watching some good movies. I mean, Spy Game and Twilight? Who can say no to those two? But really, if you haven't seen Spy Game with Robert Redford you really should. It is phenomenal.
Anyway, it is halfway through the week so I am fulfilling the second part of my three part promise about blog posts this week. And what I thought of doing was sort of a blow by blow about how my life has been post ECT. Seems like a reasonable post, no?
So, for the first week or so after finishing the 12th ECT treatment I am pretty zombie-like. This time my parents took me home to their house. I think really my mother just wanted to make sure I ate good food (like NOT Wacky Mac) and got to bed at reasonable times (see reference to Wednesday Morning, 3 AM). So I stayed there about a week and then finally said to them something along the lines of, "I am so anxious to get back to my apartment. I have things to do!" I think both my mother and my father took that as a good sign. So back to my apartment I went.
The first thing I did was clean. Weird for me I realize, but that is what I was so anxious to start doing. A little purging, a little straightening, a little organizing. I hit the kitchen, I hit the living room, and I hit my bedroom. And by straightening up the living room the dining room got hit as well. The only room I really need to tackle still is the bathroom. But who enjoys straightening/cleaning the bathroom I ask you? Next on my list was to meal plan so I could go shopping and prepare my meals for the upcoming week. (If you aren't aware, and you can be by clicking on over to the Healthy Stuff page, I meal plan for a week at a time. I go through my cookbooks and blogs I follow and find two main dishes to make and eat them throughout the week--I don't mind eating the same things day after day. This way I only need to go grocery shopping once a week.) I had fun doing it. I love meal planning. I love grocery shopping. I love cooking. I don't love doing dishes, but part of my new routine is the minute I'm done using something I either wash it by hand or I stick it in the dishwasher. I run my dishwasher every night and empty it every morning while I'm prepping my breakfast and lunch every day. This way the dishes never overwhelm me.
I picked up all the clothes from the bedroom floor and aim, every night, to hang up what I wore that day, or put it in the laundry basket. I aim to make my bed every single morning. These are two things that when I'm sick I do not do. Like I never do it. It's ridiculous how little bedroom floor you can see when I'm sick. I guess the same can be said for the living room floor as well. So far, so good. I've been on a two week streak, if not longer. I've lost count.
Now, two things I need to get better at are exercising, because I KNOW FOR SURE that that will help me stay emotionally healthy, and drinking my water. I've read that drinking room temperature water is better for you than drinking cold water, but I just can't do it. Blech! So I try every morning to start with a 12 oz. glass of water or seltzer. I have two bottles at work, both with filters in the straw (I'm a nut about only drinking filtered water), and I drink from one while the other one is chilling in the fridge, and then I switch when I finish the first one. So far so good. About the exercising.....well......that's another story. I have a training plan, from Runner's World, that I know is a good one. I mean, come on, it's from Runner's World after all. I'm just having trouble getting out there and doing it. You know what I mean? I'm sure many of you do. Tomorrow is an easy day, I think it's only walking for either 20 minutes for 40 minutes. I can totally do that. I don't even have to go anywhere, I can walk around my apartment complex and get some hills in there too. Tomorrow I'm going to do it!!!! I mean it!!!! I'll check in tomorrow with a quick post letting you know how it went.
Before I sign off (really cause I have to go to the bathroom) I wanted to tell you a funny story that happened this morning. If you know me you know I have terrible vision. Without my glasses or my contacts I can't see much past my nose. So I can not read my clock by my bed. So the alarm went off at 6:00 am this morning and I promptly rolled over and went back to sleep. The next time I woke up I tried to see the clock and thought that it said 7:52 am. Oh no!!! I only had about 25 minutes to get ready and pack my lunch and make my breakfast. So I hustled out of bed, ran to the bathroom, did my stuff and went back into my room to get dressed, wearing my glasses. I look at the clock and it read 7:10 am. So come to find out, when I first looked at the clock it read 6:52, not 7:52!!!!! I was a whole hour earlier than I thought. I had so much spare time this morning. I made a great green smoothie (gotta start the day off with a serving of veggies). Packed a delicious lunch. Made some yummy Strawberry Coolata iced tea in the neatest mug that a student gave me. And still had time to sit on the couch and watch Carpool Karaoke. Do you watch that, with James Cordon? OMG! It cracks me up EVERY.SINGLE.TIME. Here is the one I watched this morning. I was crying at the end I was laughing so hard!!! Check it out.
So, happy Hump Day to all you reading this (I hope there are many of you, friends and people I don't know yet but hope to know soon). We are half way through the week. And even though we had yesterday off, that just made today feel like a Monday. And who likes a week with two Mondays?!?! Tomorrow is Thursday, one day closer to Friday. And on Friday we can sign the Friday Song. It is semi-related to the Vacation Song. And if you are a member of my family you know what that one is. The Friday Song is new. I just made it up last week. But I think it's a keeper, if I can only remember the tune.
Have a wonderful rest of your Wednesday. I wish you a speedy conclusion to the week. And I'll catch ya on the flip side.
Thank you for reading and supporting me.