State of Kate Weekly Series

There are eleven days left until Christmas, if you celebrate. Otherwise, there are eleven days until Tuesday, December 25th. I am limping along, taking solace in the fact that everyone else is as clueless as I in what to give people for gifts. 

The Physical

Activity: WIN.

I did some kind of activity every day this past week. Let me tell you, it was a close one. In order to make my goal of doing something every day this month, I found myself doing push-ups last night at 10:30. Oof.

Wednesday’s Kempo class was great, but it left me sore (still, two days later!), and frankly I was exhausted yesterday. It was a minor miracle I managed to work my shift without crawling under the massage table to take a nap.

This time of year always seems crazier and busier, so fitting any kind of activity in feels like a monumental task. I’m grateful I pushed myself to do a little something last night, and I know even ten measly push-ups still helps me toward my larger goal.

Nutrition: WOBBLY WIN.

I’m hitting the smoothies hard this week, making sure that they’re filled with vitamin C to stave off any colds that might be hovering around, waiting until my exhaustion gets the better of me. I’ve also been adding a little bit of turmeric and ginger to keep my immune system functioning.

Otherwise, I’ve been doing fairly well, considering this is the time of the month (ahem) where I eat anything that vaguely resembles food and my stomach is a bottomless pit of more.

Aside from a large plate of nachos Tuesday night (at least they were homemade and vegetarian), I feel like I’ve done pretty well for myself. Wobbly, but still on the right side of things.

The Mental

WOBBLE. There is so much in my brain, you guys! OMFG. So much to do, so much to consider, so much to think about. So much to rearrange, to plan, to accomplish . . . 

Part of my exhaustion is mental. I’m tired of carrying the load of everything that needs to get done. However, so much of it is in direct relation to my career that I am the only one who can do it. Everything gets done eventually. So I take some solace in that. 

But if you find me curled up on the couch binge-watching the Great British Baking Show, just leave chocolate and back away slowly. 

The Emotional

WOBBLE. I had a pretty bad case of the downsies yesterday, and mostly I’ve been feeling overwhelmed with all I have to do and frustrated in my slow pace. I want my goal to be reality now damnit, but I’m not actually ready or prepared for that to happen. So, slow and steady for now.

We’ve also been doing a fair amount financial/estate planning, which is important and good and also a downer. There’s nothing like discussing who’s gonna get what to put a damper on the ol’ holiday spirit. It’s also humbling, because we realize that many in our generation (X) and younger (Y/Millennial, Z) don’t have the luxury of worrying about such things. It’s a tough time to plan for the future, and there are far too many who are just trying to get through the week with enough money for rent and utilities, let alone food. 

But on the plus side, we just talked about the ramifications of a zombie apocalypse with our estate planner. Contingencies are being made. 😉

Weekly Totals

WINS: 1 win, 1 wobbly win

I may have wobbled, but I haven’t fallen down. 

After all of the adulting we’ve been doing, I’m super excited to be hanging out with some dear friends tonight and attending an awesome annual holiday party tomorrow. The levity is very needed right now. 

How about you? Are you able to find a little levity to light your load? Let us know in the comments how things are going for you! 

I’ve been so busy this week, this is pretty much the only picture I’ve taken. Oy.