Saturday, February 01, 2014
This has been a very hectic week. My daddy, Hunter had a brain scan (thankfully came back showing no cancer so his cancer is still in remission as far as we know – more tests later this month) My hubby, James, had a follow up appointment with one of his doctors over his stomach (again – good news – doctor think meds will take care of the problem)
I got very flustered and emotional this week though, and could not keep up with everything that I usually do. Posting on the 6 teams I lead and the BTS (Beyond the Scale) Challenge that I am an assistant on. Participating in the 100 days of Weight loss book discussion group - Keeping up with two other teams that I am a member of, keeping up with earning points on Spark People – I love to do that. Keeping up with the housework, getting supper on the table, taking care of Daddy when he needs me, running errands, taking Daddy and James to doctors appointments. AND keeping up with my eating plan and workouts.
Very early in the week, I was trying to get everything done and realized I hadn’t tracked any of my food and had forgotten to workout!!!!! I stopped what I was doing and immediately did my workout. Since that happened, I took a step back from everything. Of all my tasks and “duties” I had to make sure I have my priorities straight. As selfish as it may sound, I have to make sure that I come first! Because if I don’t take care of myself then NOTHING else will get done. Now I am back to working out the first thing when I get up, Daddy and James are asleep at that time and Spark People can wait. Now don’t get me wrong…I LOVE Spark People, I love helping people, especially new comers…the highlights of my week this week were three emails I got from people saying I inspired them! It really humbles me when someone tells me that and makes me feel SO good! I am NOT going anywhere. I am going to continue to lead the teams I do for now and I am always available by Spark mail.
But, sometimes, I may not post every single day…sometimes – I may not keep up with everything. I will always update my food tracker – that is an integral part of me now, and my fitness tracker. I will continue to workout every day and I will continue to post a blog once a week…even if it is just to say hi! I have learned that the world will not come to an end if I miss a day on posting to teams. If I am busy with family then I will just be doing the minimum on Spark - I have already reached level 20 on the points anyway – everything else is icing on the cake so to speak.
I want others to know – that whatever they are responsible for in their lives, that they have to put themselves first. Even before your families, because you can’t care for them if you don’t care for yourself first. Too often I think we get caught up in what others expect of us. We all have to learn our limits. I believe I have reached mine. Again…I’m not going anywhere – and I’m not leaving the teams I lead right now (I may have to drop some in the future – that is yet to be seen) I hope home life will settle down so that I can get back to “normal” but in the meantime, I will do what I can and not sweat the rest. One person can only do so much. You have to find out what is most important in your daily tasks and take care of those first. For me that is my workouts. For you it may be something different. But make sure you make time for you!
edited on Feb 18th, 2014 - Daddy is now in rehab and I am spending most of my days with him. for the whole story see my other blogs. I have let one of my teams that I lead go and gotten help on another. I also let one of the teams that do not lead but post to go. I am slowly getting everything back under control - thank you all for your time and good wishes!