Monday, November 12, 2012
Twists and turns keeps life interesting, sometimes sad, frustrated and even beyond challenging. But it's all change and change is supposed to be good. Eventually some changes are great.
I have had plenty of time in the last 2 and a half weeks to thing, be still and listen to my gut. I received The Sparks Book on Saturday, thought I would at least read and plan for when I am given the clearance to go back to the gym (safely- without the risk of reinfection)... I am looking at the end of this week. So the planning is getting put down in ink and all the planning I have been doing will be put into effect. This time I am working with the book to set my goals, starting out slowly to build my endurance and strength and then back into my routine, looking for 90 minutes a day by the end of the month YEAH!!!
I did slip out last night and walk for a while to get burn off some of my energy that is building up (Hence the exhaustion later in the morning)... I usually flip my sleep from day to night by pulling a 30 hour day, but I am not strong enough to do that yet, but once I am able to leave the house safely, I will be able to slowly move my schedule around so that I am awak during the times of the day when the gym is open and not busy.
Take care of yourselves. I haven't been this sick in a REALLY long time and back then, 4 years ago, I adjusted to the stillness easily, this time, not so easy. I have cabin fever, I miss my friends and time spent with them outside in the world doing the things I had finally gotten used to doing. So the anxiety of being out in the world will be one stressor I am going to be on top of.
I have, with the doctor, figured a lot about my weight loss journey in the last month. I know what I am up against now. I have to keep my stress in check, as my adrenal glands don't properly regulate the cortisol release that comes with stress, so I can be "flush" with cortisol, that makes it difficult to loose weight.
Also, some of the meds I am on are not great at weight loss support... but they are necessary to keep my depression in check. SO, I will continue to work, be persistent and remain enthusiastic about my journey, I can really use a great work out right now, but I have to be bad cough free for 2 days... that way when I am working out -if I do start to cough it won't be more than a throat clearing cough. And my immune system will again be strong enough to withstand even the germiest of places like a gym.
I hope you are all healthy, strong, and ready to take on the numberous Thanksgiving challenges ahead next week.
I am so ready to run! (well swim for me).