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ok so I am trying to get back on track

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Between being stressed and exhausted I am going to start today to get back on track - the last 13 days of taking care of my brother I have not done structured workouts.

I have gotten exercise with my yard work and chores out on the farm and I have taken Brute on a few walks - but I need to do my X-factor strength training work outs 3X this week. I need to get more cardio. I need to feel rested! I need my water. The ONLY thing I am doing very well is sleeping. Once I am asleep, I sleep for 8 hours. My water intake has taken a dive - I am drinking WAY to much ice tea (unsweetened and plain but still ...)

Today I am going to do better!

When I take my bro to his appointments - not only do we stop to eat, but we stop for snacks! Well yesterday I said NO to ice cream and had my fruit when I got home.

Because I am so very tired things are slipping thru the cracks... I always take my little cooler with water and fruit with me - I am taking A water and no fruit.. no more of that!

When I/we go to the city it is a 3-8 hour affair. Although can I just say - do to circumstances not of our doing last Thurs it was 10 hours!! I do not ever do that to ME. EVER! But circumstances got out of control and it could not be avoided and my body just has not caught up yet - I am still so very very tired.

I keep pushing myself - saying I cannot sit down today - OH NO too much to do today.
I know you all know what I am talking about - OLD habits die hard and I do not want to fall back in the rut of sitting at the computer or in the chair for 3 hours and look up and think OH MY where did the day go? At any rate - Laundry, grass, cleaning, medications, ect ect ect it never stops! cooking, cleaning, phone calls and paper work for insurance.. oh my!

Not to mention that my bro is in my back yard - I have 8 acres so when I say back yard... more like an acre back - I am running to and fro all day long - I am getting my exercise that way.. HO HUM! Did I say I was tired?!

OH and I broke my toe! an injury does not make me feel well at all either - who coulda thought that a little break in a toe could HURT so bad? It hurts worse than when I had a broken ankle - almost! The price of putting up bunk beds for grandkids... lol

Sorry for the rant! Thank you for reading. I am gonna feel better by resting more and to continue to say NO to things I cannot do and will not do that are detrimental to my health and well being.

God Bless you!
Jean


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DEE107 6/13/2012 9:34PM

    hugs rant all you need its a must for sure

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SONICB 6/13/2012 12:35PM

    A broken anything sounds painful! Get well soon, Jean!

And you are so right about sitting in front of the computer and time just passing by. I have only recently realized just how much time I have been spending online every day, but SP is so addictive! :p

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LITTLEFARMMOMMA 6/13/2012 11:15AM

    Oh, that toe sounds PAINFUL! emoticon

I am going to have to lessen my time on the computer socializing in order to get the fitness and so forth tracked... I just can't seem to get to all of Sparking during the summer, so I'd better get my priorities straight!

I hope you have a good rest of the week! emoticon

God bless, you, too!

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SWAYDE 6/13/2012 10:52AM

    emoticon Wow I got exhausted just reading all of that! Take care of yourself. Don't overdo it. Your body does need rest to repair and recover, especially with so much stress.

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LITTLEGUYSMOM1 6/13/2012 10:23AM

    Everyone needs a good rant now and then! :) Try to take time to breathe. I few deep breaths can do wonders for stressful times. You are being a blessing to your brother, just remember that. Take care of YOU so you can take care of others. Prayers for peace to fill your life and heart!

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