Monday, March 5, 2012

Weekend Recovery Continues

My husband and I had big plans on Saturday, well, big for us. We had dinner with a couple he has been friends with for almost 20 years. They live about an hour south of us so after dinner we had them over to our place so we could continue our visit. This was the plan from the start and since I hadn't ever met them before I was a bit nervous.

I went and did some cleaning that afternoon, the basics like the bathroom, the floor and then just straightened up a bit. The cleaning alone wasn't bad for me but following it up with 6 1/2 hours of visiting pushed me over the edge. The couple was very nice, down-to-Earth folks who were not consumed with perfection. Ideal really for someone like me who is dripping with imperfections. Unfortunately, no matter how much I am enjoying myself I know lots of activity like this comes with a price. I was expecting to pay the piper on Sunday. I guess I just wasn't expecting to still be paying today.

I don't often push myself like I did last weekend because it is better for me to keep things low key and as even as possible. Sometimes, in the moment, pushing myself seems appropriate and I'll just plan on recovery time after. Today I'm thinking that perhaps I shouldn't have pushed it quite as far as I did. I shouldn't have done as much cleaning as I did before going out. I shouldn't have stayed up as late as I did, visiting with these friends.

I just need to do a better job of setting limits and sticking to them. Consistently.


  1. This is a challenge for me too, and it can be so frustrating! Today is my first day back up after more than a few down and I'm trying to get stuff done without hurting myself again and I may have already overdone it. Bleh.

    I feel you, is what I'm saying.

    But, yay for new friends!

  2. This is still difficult for me. I always push myself hard, and pay the price afterward.

    When you figure out how to set limits, let me in the the secret ;)