Keeping Perspective

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

I'm having a meh sort of day. Me and the kiddo have been sickish for a couple of days, and to add insult to injury, TOM showed up and I was up and down through the night from the pain. Part of me wants to say hang it and just dive into a rich chocolate cake. But I know I'll feel lousy about myself if I do that, not to mention sick to my stomach because part of the yuck I've been fighting has made me stupidly dizzy. If I was on my feet long enough to bake, I might well fall over.

I had plans to go walking and swimming this week, and it seems like life has thrown a wrench into those plans. Part of me wants to push ahead and just do it anyway, but I have a feeling it'd only make me feel worse, and counteract any good I hoped to accomplish. I'm taking the time to remind myself that just because it's a small obstacle, doesn't mean I have to throw in the towel. And there is a light at the end of the tunnel. This may be one of the last times I have to suffer womanly things like this. So one week of adapting isn't going to hurt things in the greater scheme of things. But man, I'm impatient to go go go!

Eager as I am to jump in and get going, I'm taking the time to remember that being kind to myself is progress as much as getting in cardio. If I'm shooting for better health, that means I need to take care of myself when my health is less than ideal. Perspective, perspective. I look forward to being back on my feet though!

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