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OVERWHELMED.....

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Well, here I am, another year older. I haven't been doing the best the my eating and exercise the last couple of weeks. Why??? Well, I think I figured that out yesterday. I am just OVERWHELMED. I'm working 50 hours a week, trying take classes on-line, and trying to totally revamp my lifestyle, all while continuing to deal with "firsts" regarding my Dad's death. First Dad's birthday without him, first Thanksgiving, first Mom's birthday, first Christmas and New Year, and now my first birthday without my Dad. I just feel totally overwhelmed.

To make matters worse, I know I am putting my own health and well being on the back burner because of all the other responsibilities I have. Doesn't seem fair, I should get to come first once in awhile. Something's got to give, I'm just not sure what. Maybe I need to put off taking classes for awhile, or maybe I need to just focus on one healthy habit at a time. Instead of trying to get 5 work out days a week in and making all the right eating choices every day, maybe I need to try and get 2 or 3 days in at the gym and make one nutrition goal a week. I just don't know. Some days, I feel like I am drowning......and I KNOW that is setting me up to fail somewhere.

I really could use that year off to do nothing but work on getting healthy........wonder what my boss would say.......LOL.....she would laugh at me. Oh well, I'll figure something out.

Just needed to vent.
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GLORYTOGLORY 4/8/2008 5:53PM

  Sending ahug and prayer your way!

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KANDILEWIS 4/8/2008 4:36PM

    Love ya Julie!
Let me know if their is anything I can do to help!!!

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LUCKYDUCK2 4/8/2008 1:35PM

    Sometimes, we need a good vent. I remember last year was tough with the Holidays being the first for my dad. We lost him in July of 06. It is a loss that runs so deep. Sadly, the only way to avoid this kind of pain is to go before we lose those we love....
I have to set back sometimes and remember, he left a void in all of our lives when we lost him. Sometimes, I have to take the focus off of me. I hope that makes sense.

You can not be superwoman and do all everyday. That would overwhelmed anyone. The key is to fit this into your life today. Hence the term, lifestyle change , right?

Please , do focus on ONE healthy nutrition and one healthy exercise mini goal each week. The key term being MINI goal. Maybe you can start this week by planning out seven healthy breakfasts to start your day and fifteen minutes of exercise every day or 30 every other day in the morning. I do fifteen minutes every morning to wake me up. I have to spend allot of time at a drawing board so I set my mini goal to get up and move for 10 Min's every two hours.

You know Baby steps will take us to the same destination and we don't have to be perfect to get there. Start with small changes you can live with and adapt to your demanding schedule and mini goals you can accomplish. Hugs to you.



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LEARNIN2LUVME 4/8/2008 1:02PM

    Hey girlie i'm glad u vented, and it's ok that ur overwhelmed, maybe u should set small goals, they work out better, and then when u accomplish them, make some more.
I lost my dad 6 yrs ago, so i know how u feel.
If you need anything i'm here for u .....
Good luck with everything, and no matter what happens, don't forget to BREATHE~~~

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CLEESMITH 4/8/2008 12:45PM

    What a great vent! I too lost my Dad this past year (October 07') and have less energy, motivation, and am usually stressed with all there is to do & missing my Dad in the meantime.

Anyways, best of luck. I have no great suggestions other than to take it slowly; one thing at a time; and to focus on the important things first.

Good luck overwhelmed! You'll get on track. There is no reason why cutting down and being more efficient (for lack of a better word) has to mean you've failed!

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