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Going through the motions


Monday, January 21, 2013

I am going through the motins right now but not really into fitness, weight loss or health. I hope to be back at full attention soon. Just finished putting the Christmas stuff away 2 days ago, I've been sick with a nasty URI virus and am just now starting to get over all that congestion. I had decided to do the Jump Start January challenge, and I'm in it, but I'm not trying too hard. I don't feel I'm putting much effort into any of it. There are so many things I want to do, but I feel that I'm being held back for so many reasons- Bryan's lack of a job means no extra income so no joining a gym, no help planning meals has put me in a food prep slump (eveyone wants to know what's for dinner, but I don't feel like making it happen!), the house is a mess but no one wants to help me clean so I get discouraged with that, too. And my job has been more stressful than usual with one of the 3 of us out for 4 months! So I feel like I'm just muddling through everything but accomplishing very little. I'm doing what needs to get done but doing it poorly.
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LIZZZIELU 1/21/2013 7:10PM

  Thanks for the encouragement. Oddly, I'm happiest when I'm working hard- at work or at home. Cleaning gives me a sense of accomplishment, as well as making a to-do list and marking items off. I am completely frustrated that my husband, who keeps cycling through jobs and lay-offs since the economy first took a downturn, is happy at age 55 to just sit at the computer for hours at a time playing video bingo! He doesn't help me do anything at home (hardly lifts a finger), and our 15 year old daughter is picking up on his laziness! So I feel like I'm just going throught the motions sometimes instead of really living. I'm starting to climb back out of the hole. Finding support on SP is a plus so I appreciate your comments.

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KOFFEENUT 1/21/2013 12:44PM

    Sometimes our lives are so busy and stressful it doesn't make sense to try to add one more thing. Hectic work, being sick, income changes - individually those things can derail following a healthy lifestyle. TOGETHER they add up to a lot of stress, which really isn't healthy for you! Make sure you're taking some time to take care of yourself, whether it is taking a 10 minute walk to burn off some stress, or locking yourself in the bathroom for a few minutes of alone time so you can recharge. And make sure you're giving yourself credit for what you ARE doing. You're showing up at work and people at your house are getting fed. AND you got Christmas decorations down before we even got to February! (You're actually ahead of me, there). Hang in there!

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