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Coming back out from hiding

Tuesday, February 04, 2014

So I have been laying low for quite awhile and figuring out what is wrong with me. I believe I had a bad case of the wintertime blues and I just stopped tracking my food, exercising, and even counting my steps. I was done with it. I needed a break and then I realized that when I stopped doing that, other areas in my life started falling apart as well.

I am a very organized individual and I noticed that since I stopped holding myself accountable for my fitness and eating, I was getting behind in my assignments for school and my work was taking a back seat. I had become a procrastinator. I had stopped taking care of myself as a whole and then I started drinking some more. I had been doing well on that front but it is something that I struggle with because I want that glass of wine occasionally but part of me wonders, since I grew up with an alcoholic, if I will ever be able to drink occasionally because I always end up finishing the bottle.

Then I remind myself how good I sleep and how less stressed I feel when I keep things organized and I am not drinking that bottle of wine. I felt good when I exercised, took a hot shower and then relaxed afterwards. I wasn't as depressed or sad when I did these things so why did I stop?

Well, I am back on track today and I have started by writing this blog. It is hard to get back on track when you have taken so much time off and made up every excuse possible as to why you shouldn't do that assignment or why you don't need to track your food. I went out and brought myself a food scale, a nice blender for my smoothies, and stocked up on lean meats and veggies. I am also checking out a Crossfit Gym that opened here I am.

So here is to standing up and staying strong.
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:


    we've all been there, but i guess we didn't stop. it's part of the healthy journey you know, sometimes enough is enough and you have to stop. you'rew only human; trying so hard to keep a suitable mindset just doesn't always agree with other aspects of this complicated life we live with.
and so we fall. but we get back again.
since you didn't mention anything, i guess that you haven't gained anything to? well, that's a victory my friend! and even if you have, you don't sound like you've completely let yourself go. congrats! you're strong. and YOU"LL MAKE IT!
welcome back!!!

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IMAVISION 2/4/2014 7:24PM

    I am happy for you to have made the decision to return to what was working well.

God bless!

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MJKIRO 2/4/2014 7:03PM

    I know how you are feeling and you just wrote an excellent inspiration to reflect on in the future if you feel you are slipping back.


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GONNALOSE5 2/4/2014 12:30PM

    emoticon Bravo for starting to take of yourself again. emoticon Winter can be troublesome, this is not an excuse but perhaps a reason--these are the times we have to work harder to accomplish what we need to. You have picked up the pace of your journey. emoticon

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