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Plugging Back In

Tuesday, October 08, 2013

I am on day 5 of my 6 days off, my unoffical "Fall Break." I SO needed this time off. I feel like I've been able to plug back in to my life. I've spent much needed time with my husband and son. I've cleaned the bathtub, helped clean out our shed, visited two farmers' markets, dug out and planted two new flower beds in the front yard. It helps that the weather here has been AWESOME - sunny and fall-like.

My normal days with work feel like such a blur sometimes. Since my husband and I work opposite schedules we don't get much time together. I decided that I'd take a couple of days off every month just to BE. I am lucky that my job allows me time off, and that someone can cover for me.

Fitness wise I've been doing well - I really do think I'm going to make my 500 Monthly Fitness Minutes goal this month! I've not been able to keep my calories within range, though, since I've been home. It's much easier to keep it in check when I'm at work.

I'm getting there, though - mentally I feel like I get stronger all the time. I know what I need to do: MOVE my body, feed it real food, not buy junk! If it's not in the house I can't eat it! FEEL my feelings, don't EAT them.

I hope you all are having a good month so far. I wish you health and happiness!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
GRUNGEGODDESS 10/11/2013 10:41AM

  That is a great attitude!!!! We all need to take time to BE, especially since our society has changed so much. I read an article that says the most successful people take that kind of time and it helps them be more productive.

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BIGPAWSUP 10/9/2013 2:15PM

    Wonderful! Congrats!

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CAREN_BLUEJEANS 10/9/2013 8:26AM

    Sounds like a very nice break (except for cleaning). I hope you get your goal!

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    Happiness and health right back at you!

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COCK-ROBIN 10/9/2013 3:35AM

    You have health and happiness as well.

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UNSWEETMAMA 10/8/2013 11:35PM

    This is so great to read. Glad you are enjoying your time.

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MISSLORI5 10/8/2013 11:30PM

    emoticon emoticon You are doing great at listening to what YOU need in your life and I salute you for it! It is really important that we get in deeper touch with who we are as we learn to replace food with life! Living is so much more fun without the focus being on food! Enjoy your time off and good luck as you use it wisely!!!!

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LKS2GAB2 10/8/2013 11:09PM

    Good for you that you can time off to recharge and enjoy your husband. Keep up the good fight. You will win in the end.

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