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Thursday, March 01, 2012

So I’ve been stressed. I was really anticipating a great 2012. I wasn’t thrilled with how 2011 was going and I had a positive attitude going into the new year. I wanted new good things to happen. Riiiigght. That certainly hasn’t happened. January and February have been very stressful for both me and my family. My apartment is trying to run me out, my nephew broke his leg and the hospital had social services running checks on them. I have two 93 year old grandmothers, one who has become very senile and lives alone and refuses help and the other getting sick. Things have just been crazy.

I’m fighting back now. I gained about 6 lbs from stress eating. I was still working out which helped keep it only a 6 pound gain, but I was feeling terrible and drained and run-down. I’m now house hunting. I no longer want to live with my home attached to anyone elses. This is a big step that I’m not really ready for, but at the same time I am. I know I could have been a home owner for years because I’m a very responsible person but I still feel like I’m 23 years old and not prepared to settle down. I’m not 23. I’m 31. I have a good job and a good head on my shoulders. I don’t deserve to get phone calls that my apartment is being evacuated due to a boiler explosion or they are shutting off the water or there are pipes leaking, or anything else of that nature. I deserve to have my own problems to deal with.

I ended up finally getting the cold that’s been going around. It wiped me out. I had to call out sick which is something I never do and I stayed home and slept. This did happen to coincide with my P90X “rest” week. The idea with P90X is muscle confusion. Work hard for 3 weeks then “rest” for 1 week. And I put rest in quotes because it’s still a tough week of workouts. I ended up only getting 3 of the rest workouts done and I really took the rest. I decided to kick it right back into full gear on the next week. I’m not back to feeling 100%. Still carrying around cold medicine in my bag but doing better. I am also doing the 10 day jump start diet that comes along with the Turbo Jam workout program. It’s really a lot of food. It’s high protein and low fat. That’s a good deal. It’s the cooking and preparing food part that I hate, but I can do anything for 10 days. Today is day 5. I’ve been trying to stay away from the scale but I did hop on just to see what going on. I had lost all of my stress weight. Yay! Now I can work on losing more weight. That is a success. It’s clean food and healthy food and when tracked on my Spark tracker totally in range with all the things I need to keep an eye on. It might be slightly low in calories for what I’m burning on P90X but it’s just for the 10 days. Might be why I’m getting hungry too but I’m only adding satisfying foods like fruits and veggies.

I know that I sound like a Beachbody advertisement. But I just love working out with DVDs. That started when I was too embarrassed to go to a gym. I know it sounds silly, but in my head, you don’t find fat girls at the gym. It’s embarrassing to be the sweaty fat girl who’s killing herself while everyone else is doing so great. Bah. DVDs became the answer and I still love them now. I’ve been a Beachbody coach and now I’m going to stop that since it’s just too much for me to handle right now. I’m dropping some of my commitments to help with the stress. I figured I’d let you know that since it might sound like I’m trying to sell. Nope.

Hopefully things will stay on track. I think now I have the strength to move on. I am doing everything in my power to fix my situation, so I can only go that far. If I take care of myself, I’ll be even better.

And by the way, P90X is not my soulmate workout. I like it, but I don’t look forward to it as much as I do some workouts. I really like Chalene Johnson’s way of teaching and I do prefer cardio so those workouts do best for me. I have also added to my collection with some Bob Harper programs (which are super tough) and some other programs from people who I’ve never heard of. I’m not specific to any particular brand or anything. I just like what works to keep me going. Any exercise is good that keeps you coming back!
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    How exciting to be getting your own place. Praying that your stresses will settle down. I understand about stress and gaining. I'm in the same boat. emoticon
    2302 days ago
  • KA_JUN
    You fighting back is the main thing, hit 'em hard!
    2305 days ago
    Good luck with the house hunting! I can just feel your frustrations through this blog. I'm glad we are starting back up with the Daisies - I could use that and it sounds like you could also! I love how much you dedicate yourself to working out - such a great role model!
    2305 days ago
    2306 days ago
    Hi Laurie, great to hear from you about what was going on. I was wondering there's a lot behind the silence. Happy you do the workouts, sounds it keeps you strong and standing. Just keep it up.

    Must be great to live in your own house. Although, I lived in apartments in all my life. Let us know how the hunt works!

    2306 days ago
    Hope you're back to 100% sooon!
    2306 days ago
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