Making Time for Me
Friday, September 11, 2009
3 weeks ago, my boyfriend & I broke up. Though I miss the closeness and comfort of a romantic partner (and I love him very much), I know it's for the best.
There are definite plus sides to being single again. I spent a year thinking of TAFKABF (The Artist Formerly Known As Boyfriend) before thinking of myself. I lived completely in his world, and neglected my own needs. I adapted to his habits, and forgot why mine made me feel good. I also gained over 20lbs, putting me perilously close to 200 (AAAAAAAAAHHHHHH!!!!!!!!). That scared the s#!t out of me and the burger out of my hand.
This week, I embarked on a New Chapter. I am thinking of Me. I started consistently tracking my food, preparing & packing meals instead of eating out, and I have been mostly vegetarian.
I started exercising and adding more activity to my daily life. I am alternating Jillian Michael's 30 Day Shred with CoolRunning.com's Couch-to-5K program: www.coolrunning.com/engi
(I also got over the fact that I've run two 5Ks before the 20lbs and that I need to restart from the beginning!).
I purged my belongings of old books and clothes and sold them for some cash. I put my waist & my wallet on a diet.
I'm focusing on myself, my business, and exploring new and old hobbies. It feels great to get to know me again!