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Re-evaluation


Saturday, January 15, 2011

Ever since November I have been in this downward slump in my motivation. No energy, no desire to workout, and no desire to eat sensibly. It has been up and down at times with a good week here and a good week there.

But today while sitting on the couch I was surfing my spark page, which by the way I have been keeping up on, and decided to re-evaluate my measurement. Oh boy was that not such a good idea, or perhaps it was. Although I have been in a slump I have noticed I managed to stay within my current weight give or take, mostly give, a couple of pounds (which has increased my BMI, but that is a subject for another time).

So as I was doing this I decided it was time to get off the couch and get a workout in. I am up, and my son is still sleep, so this is the perfect time to do it. Boy that was the eye opener, my fitness level as decreased a bit and I know I need to be more consistent. I just don't want this to consume my life to where it becomes stressful, like it did last summer.

Although I do enjoy working out and finding new ones to do, it became stressful to find the time to fit them in. I am a single mother and my child craves all of my time, something I enjoy don't get me wrong, but it difficult to find that "me time" we all need.

So, Dear God I do pray that this is the beginning to a new start by incorporating what I had before but with much less stress and much more enjoyment. Although this is not a resolution it is always good to re-evaluate ones place from time to time.

I have rambled enough and although this is not a venting session this has been quite freeing.
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SARACSJ 1/15/2011 11:12AM

    It's all so true. Sorry, I don't have words of wisdom for you, just understanding because I'm there with you.

It seems unfair that I've lost my endurance and get winded easily when I didn't give up, I just took a step back to find balance. Balance is so hard as a single parent. I find myself constantly trading which gets highest priority rather than balancing.

I've seen the articles about how to blend two priorities saying "Take your kids on a walk to the park! Have your child pick out and prepare the veggies for the family meal!" Still haven't made them work for me when the park is covered in two feet of snow, and dinner is rushed between school and keeping the house clean and discipline and bedtime.

You've got a great strategy, prayer and re-evaluation is good. And it seems like you're committed for the long haul (even if it means just maintaining until the duties of child raising take a bit less time.) You can do this. Hang in there.

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