No Exercise = Sad Panda
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
My knee still hurts. I have a head cold. I am finally on my monster period after Aunt Flo gave me the cold shoulder for a year and a half. Thanks, lady.
Amongst other things (such as death in the family, life changes, other upheaval), I have been unable to exercise, which has been my main anti-depressant and the crux of the schedule that helps me keep from chaos and manic episodes. At least I gave my husband my credit card. No manic spending for me!!
I feel stressed and a little sad. Ok, a lot sad. I don't like feeling bad when I know that there are a ton of people out there with much worse going on in their lives. Unfortunately, exercise has been a huge part of my life lately and having to sit out my first half-marathon, well, it gets me down. And manic. And depressive. See a pattern?
I feel weak and my waist is growing, quite significantly. My flat tire (the ol' pregnancy stretched belly) is slowly inflating. =( I've got a sweet case of muffin top, and I do not mean that in good way. Pulling on my pants, seeing it all hang out and knowing that my main tool for weight loss is still out of my reach is quite crushing.
On the flip side, I am very determined to heal up and get back in shape. I have also learned several new healthy recipes and even created a few of my own. I really do believe that a fitness and food blog is in my future. =D Does anyone have any fitness ideas that I could employ while my knee heals? I would love to lose some of this weight, but most of all, I would love to at least STOP gaining weight. It kind of stinks. =S