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In a bit of a funk (rant)

Tuesday, February 12, 2013


I’ve been doing really great for the past week. I had one drink this Saturday night after one of my burlesque troupe’s performances because we were all handed a drink ticket. Then afterwards I had my cheat meal at taco bell (gross, I know, but it’s an old favorite). Aside from that, my eating’s been healthy & great & I’ve been hitting the gym every morning at 5am. For the most part I’m feeling really energetic & positive…

It’s just hard. With a full-time job that asking more & more of me every day, a boyfriend at home that I sort of feel obligated to spend time with (don’t get me wrong. I love him & I love spending time with him, but sometimes I’d just rather study or do something to move my life forward. He’s already on the fast track to where he wants to be in life & doing what he wants to do). It’s so hard to find time to study for a career in fitness & stay on top of the housework. Jon’s been really helpful by cooking meals, but something just feels off. Tonight our mutual friend Heather is coming over & I’m dreading it. She talks way too much & she’s one of my friends that drinks pretty much every night (for those catching up, I’m cutting down A LOT on drinking lately). We even told her not to bring any wine because we’re cutting back & she said “Oh, well, I’ll just bring a bottle for myself.” Is it just me or is that rude?

I’m not trying to make a self-fulfilling prophecy, but I’d so rather be studying, organizing, or rehearsing for the gigs my troupe has this weekend than having her over. I pretty much only agreed to have her over because both her & Jon are of the “Since we’re friends, we should hang out all the time” mentality. I guess I’m just a bit more of a loaner. I’m used to having friends I don’t see for month & sometimes years & being fine. I just hate doing social things on weeknights. UGH. Sorry for the rant. I just really don’t want her to come over tonight. I want to stick to my routine. Come home, eat dinner, study, practice, bed, gym, work, rinse, repeat.

Hopefully she won’t overstay her welcome. I need to get to bed by 8 to be up by 4:30 for the gym. Don’t know why I feel like such a grouch right now. Maybe a snack will help. I’ve got some Greek yogurt & mango calling my name…

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  • SOFT_VAL67
    we all need our me time, and one drink doesnt seem like the end of the world
    good luck and just keep working hard and pushing onward
    1861 days ago
    There is no problem admitting that you need some time for you. Every once in a while my husband will ask if it's okay if one of our friends comes over and I have to just say no thank you. I don't always want to share my time!
    1861 days ago
    I've dealt with the same issue with alcohol since I started trying to cut it out... Some people don't even realize how rude it can seem. Congrats on keeping yourself on track, though, you are doing awesome :)
    I cheated today with popcorn but I could sooo go for Taco Bell! I used to get a chicken quesadilla once a week.
    1862 days ago
    Thanks, ladies! Good news! Passed up the wine temptation (& trust me, she tried!). Stayed up a bit later than I wanted, but I'll take it for what I felt was a win on the whole! Heading to bed now so I'm awake & ready for the gym early tomorrow! Thank you again for the encouragement! emoticon
    1862 days ago
    Stay strong and stay away from the wine.

    If she over-stays, just excuse yourself and tell her you are up at 4:30. Hopefully she'll get the hint.

    Congrats on the early morning exercise!!!
    1862 days ago
  • SUGAR0814
    Yeah it's rude when you tell someone not to bring wine & they still do! Just have the willpower not to drink. Keep hinting to that you have an early morning & you need to get to bed. Maybe she'll leave early. If not, throw her out! LOL Some people you just have to be direct with.

    1862 days ago
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