Slowly Getting back to exercise...

Monday, January 24, 2011

I have to say 2011 has started off a little bit rough for me. Between flare ups & hitting my tailbone while sledding...I've not been able to exercise like I really want to.

That being said, there is no reason I couldn't have done a little bit of strength training and watched what I ate extra carefully.

I've mourned the 3rd anniversary of my mom's passing no different than last year. For the past two weeks I've not had the gumption to anything. I just took down my Christmas decorations last week. I started it two weeks before that...I just didn't want to do it! No amount of energy was going to get me to do it!

I hate feeling this way, but once I get in that funk, it is hard to get me out of it. It is a very slowww process back to where I was before Christmas.

A combination of many things factor in:

1. The weather here in NE Ohio is just plain unfit for man nor beast.
2. I haven't been getting calls about my photography business.
3. We are squeaking by with the bills & my substitute teaching opportunities have been minimal.
4. Been potty training my almost 3 year old with many messes to clean up daily.

I've been trying to get my head back into the game. Trying to outweigh these facts above with positives in my life. Someone to tell me I'm OK and this too shall pass. Slowly, it will happen.

I was hoping that January 2011 would start out differently than I'd hoped but its almost over now. The only thing I can change is the end of it. emoticon

One of my prayers is that consistency would become a part of my life in many areas. Saving, spending wisely, activity, nutrition, potty training...

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    I can so understand what you are saying. Life will get better. The potty training will take hold and the messes will end, spring is on its way and hopefully things will pick up with your photography as we get closer to spring and Easter, Mother's day and summer. Hopefully, the funk flies away soon and you can find the time you need for yourself. Hope your March gets off to a great start :).
    3091 days ago
    hope your february is looking better!
    3112 days ago
    You are never given anything you cannot handle. Keep your head up, stay strong. This too, shall pass...
    3126 days ago
    I think we have learned that it is one things after another it seems!!

    We all handle things differently.....and some of the times we look back on how we handled things...coating our pain with food, alcohol, etc.....(not that you use alcohol)..I am just saying.

    You know that I am here to support you everyway I can!!!
    3127 days ago

    I'm sorry about your mom. My mom passed away when I was 25 and she was 49. I recently lost a dear friend who was born the same year as my mom and her daughter is 25.. So I relived it AND lost a friend.

    Anyway, I started eating to mask the pain.. Someone told me that the hole needs to be filled with love and no amount of food will work.. You know what does? Facing the sunlight (it's there! Do it indoors!), feel the heat and allow it to fill your heart.

    It worked for me! I simply lather rinse repeat until I feel better. :)

    3127 days ago
    emoticon emoticon Thinking of you, friend!
    3127 days ago
    Oh, I am right there with you girl! I feel your pain all too well. Its the January slump...focus more time on you. Take baby steps for the consistency...we can do this!

    So sorry about your mom! I can't even begin to understand your pain. I'll be praying for you.
    3127 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/24/2011 10:50:57 PM
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