Today is a good day. I am actually feeling more like myself again. I actually felt a little bit better after kickboxing last night! Kicking and punching a bag definitely relieves some stress! Over the past several days, I have had glimpses of my normal self, but I still had this foggy haze of stress hanging around. Even at the Renn Faire on Saturday, I would randomly feel pretty stressed out. I had a fun time, but the anxiety kept eating away at me. Although my identity theft situation is not fully fixed, I have done everything I can at the moment. I spent hours on the phone, and now I just have to wait. All 3 credit bureaus said they mailed out an updated copy of my credit report, so I just need to wait until I get that. HOPEFULLY all 8 inquiries will be deleted but... we will see.
"Never neglect an opportunity for improvement."
-Sir William Jones
When I woke up this morning, I felt happier and normal again. I am super glad! It feels like it has been too long since I have been happy and positive about myself. Stressful situations happen to people everyday, but it still is hard to get rid of the draining feeling it causes even when I want it to disappear! It always takes me at least a couple of days to just mope around before I can pick myself back up again. Although I wish I could worry less and be happier faster, at least I am out of the negativity now!
"Happiness is not a goal, but a by-product."
I am reaching my fitness minute goal this month! So far, I am at 1366/1500. I will definitely get to 1,500 minutes this month! It seems like I am getting more and more every month. I am glad! I just hope I don't slack off in the winter. Last night I did a report of the past year, and it showed that I only did 500 minutes last January! Yuck. Hopefully I can find the time and motivation to do more fitness in the cold weather! When tax season comes, I might find another place to do yoga after work at least one night a week.
My 5K is this Saturday morning. I am definitely NOT ready for that haha. I haven't been training. At least I have been doing cardio 3 times a week... but I know my feet and legs will be hurting during the race! I made a good music playlist, so hopefully that will help me get through it! My one friend will be racing with me. She will probably be a lot faster than me though. The other friend who was supposed to also run with us didn't sign up. She said she hasn't exercised at all since August, so she doesn't want to hurt herself. She might show up to support the two of us who are running, so that would be nice. Even though I don't feel ready, I am still excited for the race. The money is going to a local animal shelter! There may even be animals there to adopt. I wish I could adopt them all :)
I have been working on my boyfriend's Halloween costume a lot the past week. (edit: he is going to be 9 from the movie 9). We have been over his parent's house working on it. At least his parents are helping too. We still have a lot of to do - but it WILL get finished by Saturday! We have a Halloween party to go to Saturday night. I am sure I will be sore after the 5K, but it will be a good time. I haven't been to one in a few years so it will be interesting going to one again. This is the type of party where there will be a lot of alcohol & a lot of people I don't know. It is hard for me to mingle with new people. Even when working out, I don't talk to the other people very often. I just stay to myself most of the time. At least my boyfriend and a few other friends will be at the party! I am going to be Briar Rose/Aurora (the original Grimm version of sleeping beauty). Most of my Renn Faire wench costume will be used with my Briar Rose costume.
The 5% Fall challenge has been going pretty well. I am trying my best to track all of my meal this week & post my minutes to the forum! I really like the Starfish team. It is nice to get support and be able to support people with some of the same goals! I feel like I have been snacking less - which is good. I do feel a bit hungrier during the day though. I have been drinking more water when I feel hungry. It does help a bit.
Have a great rest of the week. Keep Sparking and good luck figuring out the new start page! It is nice to have a change every once in a while to change up routine.