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A bit of fatigue

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

There is nothing out of the ordinary about this week, or the next, but the stress is still getting me down. I work full time, am trying to prepare for this language test - it'll be over in two weeks, no matter what - and take a driving lesson every week. I have not been taking much joy in anything recently, and that's not right when I have a healthy, nice family. I feel like I am bouncing from thing to thing, and always worrying about some snafu at work or about the future. My kid deserves better from me.

I have been getting enough sleep, which is a plus, and have also started taking a Magnesium supplement to see whether it will help any. Food and exercise have been pretty easy - no out of the ordinary cravings, easy to stick to my range. I seem to still be losing, but slower. I hope the weight will stabilize soon.

I really do love my Zumba dvds. They definitely help me destress, even if the effect doesn't last the whole evening. It's just nice to be dancing (to have permission to dance, 'cause it's exercise!), and the kid enjoys it as well.

A word about my driving lessons: I never thought I would learn to drive, had less than zero interest when I was 18. I'm quite anxious, and was always worried I would not react well in traffic. Learning at 36, I still dread every single lesson, but have managed more than I thought I would. I still can't picture that I'll ever actually like it, but decided I should learn. We've been lucky to live in places with great public transport, and still do, but what happens if we have to move elsewhere and my husband has other obligations? Will I be stuck at home? So I grit my teeth before every lesson and sweat quite profusely during it, hoping it will, it must, get easier and less overwhelming.
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    Driving is a learned skill. The more you drive, the better you will get. I know how you feel because I recently had to have my driver's license renewed. For any test, adequate preparation is the key to success! Just remember to stay alert at all times and keep both hands on the steering wheel. When you do get your license, you can continue to improve you driving skills by practicing. Eventually it will become second nature to you!
    2233 days ago
    It's always hard to get back to work after holidays, especially in the winter.
    Try to take it easy, as much as possible.
    Congrats to successful diet + exercise + getting enough sleep!

    Good luck to the driving lessons!
    I had mine long ago, and didn't like them at all, I passed the exam but I felt so lame and miserable I cried lol...
    but only 2 years later I got an excellent job offer, and driving license was mandatory so it was worth!
    2261 days ago
    The nice thing about waiting to get your license is that while you'll still pay more insurance for being an inexperienced driver, you won't pay teenager premiums. My daughter got her first license at age 18, and the insurance was notably cheaper than the quote I got when she was 16. It goes down again for over 25, so you've missed the most expensive insurance years by delaying that license!
    2261 days ago
    I'll put an extra prayer out there for your anxiety in the driving lessons. emoticon

    Other than that, sounds like you're doing great!
    2261 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/11/2012 6:48:41 PM
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