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Feeling Blah

Saturday, March 24, 2012

I was so looking forward to getting back out on the trail today - we've been planning it all week! Unfortunately the weather isn't cooperating and we've been forced to change plans. This is so difficult for me. I want to feel energized and be out in the sun, but that's difficult when there's no direct sunlight per se. Yes, I could put on a workout dvd - I know. But I don't want to. I wanted to be outside, away from home, away from tv's and phones and computers, in the sunlight - hiking down a dirt/rock/low brush trail! So now that I can't do that, I'm feeling blah. I've already eaten one of my husband's cupcakes (not good). Now not only am I feeling blah, but I feel guilty too. Plus, I know I'm going to over my calories today because of it. Ugh. I'm sort of depressed now, but I wanted to get this out there in hopes of getting some encouragement.
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    I get it. I don't know why but if its a cloudy cold morning i'm in a mood all day, but if i wake up to sunshine and birds chirping i'm in an amazing mood. So strange. And don't fret about the cupcake, its actually good to cheat occasionally
    1550 days ago
  • v ANGELA12372
    Hey, I completely understand there is nothing like being outside in the sunshine, fresh air. etc. But unfortunately we can't control Mother Nature. Even though you can't get out, just DO something. It doesn't have to be a workout video, do a deep cleaning on one of the rooms in your house. Move the furniture, sweep, dust, or even mop. Whatever it calls for. That still is a work out. Don't beat yourself up over the cupcake, it was just 1. And it doesn't hurt to treat yourself as long as you don't go over board with it. Keep your chin up!! You will do fine!! Have some faith in yourself!!! I know you can do this!!! Just believe YOU can!!! Hugs!!!
    1559 days ago
  • v NICOLED40
    Thanks to all of you for the encouraging words. They have helped - it's so nice to not feel alone in this. Today is a new day, and it will be a better day! emoticon
    1559 days ago
    Unless it's super windy, I'll still take my umbrella and go for a walk. It was a nice sprinkle the other day allowing me to walk with no one else in the park.

    I hope you can find a way to get going still and if you don't today, do twice as much tomorrow.

    I had a cupcake today too. Plus I had Arby's for dinner. I don't feel bad about it either.
    1559 days ago
    One cupcake doesn't have to ruin the whole day. Is there somewhere else you can go and walk - away from the house? I am sure any change of scenery would help your mood.
    1560 days ago
    I hear ya. In upstate NY we don't get a whole lot of sun and it gets me down. Remember "the sun will come out tomorrow".

    Can't feel guilty over a cupcake,'come on now. emoticon Just enjoy one every now and then. If you are so strict about counting calories the stress of "being bad" eating a cupcake will do more damage to you than the calories.

    So you'll go out tomorrow,weather permitting, or get out the vacuum.

    You've already made a commitment to changing your health and set goals. Baby steps. You'll get there.

    Enjoy the weekend w/your family.

    1560 days ago
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