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Regroup, refocus

Sunday, July 19, 2009

I've been in a general life funk for weeks & I'm tired of feeling tired. I went for a 5K run last night & my body felt heavy, lethargic, slow, burdened; my mind & spirit feel as blah as my body does, & this isn't how I want to live.

To regroup, I need to know where I am now so I can plan where I'm going.

Food - not keeping track; eating whatever I want in large portions; eating well past fullness; high carb intake with refined flours & sugars being the main source; little to no veggie intake; fruit is ok since I've got a lot of berries on hand.

Exercise - only doing 3 mild-moderate cardio workouts a week; only 1 strength workout a week; no yoga or stretching

Water - average intake is probably 4-5 cups a day

Sleep - doing better the last two weeks with 7+ hours during the week & 9-10 on the weekends

Spirit - limited internet access means I connect less with everyone here; I haven't been working on or doing spirit-supporting practices; haven't spent much time with friends lately

Now that's in place, what do I want to focus on? There are so many things, so I'll take a page from Stage 1 & do a 2-week Fast Break. Starting tomorrow, I'll write down everything I eat & share it here to boot.

Here's to being successful again!
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    Sometimes, you just need to reset.

    Good luck! You can do it!
    3168 days ago
    You can do it Z. I believe in you! emoticon
    3168 days ago
    Z-I think we mentally plateau as well as physically. There is some emotional breakthrough percolating. When you have your "aha" about what is pulling you off track, you will know more about yourself and find the motivation you have been looking for.
    3168 days ago
    I am sorry your funk is still going on. I hope it passes soon. I am glad you are organizing your thoughts to evaluate what is going on and how to take action from there. Doing a Fast Break sounds like a great idea. Please also try to get in some meditation. I tend to think a clearer mind helps to figure out what source is causing you to engage in actions you don't care for and how to effectively deal with it.
    3169 days ago
    I too go through that 'funk' sometime. I just need to regroup and 'start again'. Right now, I seem to be in a 'funk' with my house. I can't seem to get anything done. It's clean but just many odd ball things need to be done. However, my diet and exercising are getting better. So, I'm thinking I may take a day or two off work to take care of this little issue so I feel better about it. That way I can keep an eye on the kids while they are home from school - ha ha. I'm sure they will be thrilled.

    Good luck - I know you'll be out of your funk in no time. You always see so happy and up - I know you inspire me.
    3169 days ago
    Regrouping is one of the hardest (yet smartest) things you can do right now. Good for you! I can't tell you how many of these pages appear in my journals over the years. The way I look at it is that it doesn't matter how many times we need to start fresh, as long as we never stop trying, never give up! You have nailed your weak spots and are ready to face them head-on! Good Luck, and here's to feeling terrific again!
    3169 days ago
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