I think the type-A of being a New Englander is something I'm just going to have to accept about myself. This summer is shaping up to be a nice resetting break in my life-- I'm committed to working 3 nights/week, and that's about it at the moment. I have taken it easy for the last week or so; there have been a lot of late nights, and much later sleeping-in mornings (afternoons?), and some serious amounts of sitting on the couch. While I accept that my body and spirit are healing, and that I need to give myself permission to be gentle during this time, I think I can handle a couple of projects too. Namely:
-- I am going to lose 25 lbs by the end of August. I plan to reach this goal by working out 5 days/week, monitoring what I am eating on Livestrong.com, and working to improve my eating habits.
-- I am going to spend less money. Specifically, I will be eating out much less this summer. I aim to have one restaurant meal weekly, and to cook at home at least 4 meals/week.
-- I am going to eat at least 3 servings of fruit and 5 servings of vegetables each and every day. I will have no more than one non-vegan meal daily.