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On groundhogs and getting out of a rut

Saturday, February 02, 2013

Y'all, I'm tired.

Usually I blog in a positive, uplifting or at least energetic, cheerful way. Not today. I'm just feeling sort of down and low and unproductive. I've been working furiously since the end of December on a number of writing projects and dealing with some work stress, including my dissertation proposal; helping an IRL friend through a really rough relationship crisis, and dealing with some hard emotional stuff of my own. The Hus has been sick lately (The Flu) and between that and everything else, I'm just feeling very much tapped out. Checked out. Numb. Anxious. Scared. Very, very tired.

I haven't been making it to the gym more than once a week. I'm still getting some short runs and walks in, but I haven't been keeping my schedule very well. There's too much snow on the ground to ride my beloved bike outside. My eating is emotional and not on track. I'm not drinking enough water. The list goes on and on-- I have many failures.

The worst part is that I just have been feeling apathetic about it.

So, now that I've gotten the whining and the justifying out of the way... what should I do about it? How do you get past these rough spots in the road? How do you keep the negatives from feeling insurmountable?

Given that this is Groundhog Day, what do you recommend that I do to keep from falling back in these holes over and over again? What can I do better to support myself?

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NUMD97 2/13/2013 3:15PM

    I'm a little late responding to this one, but have you ever considered making your outdoor bike an indoor one?

Check this out:

http://www.ehow.com/abo
ut_4604877_indoor-bike-trainers
.html

Maybe this will be the ticket for you, until the spring arrives. I understand that the groundhog didn't see his shadow, so spring must be revving up!

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GBSLIM 2/2/2013 9:09PM

    Sounds like everything else has become more important than you?
Reset your priorities. And remember, this too shall pass.
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SAILOR64 2/2/2013 8:48PM

  Time to decide. Do I want to continue being tired and miserable or do I want to take back control of my life and move forward?

If I were in this situation I would choose to take control.

Good luck.


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DLDROST 2/2/2013 8:35PM

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