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ok so I am trying to get back on track

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Between being stressed and exhausted I am going to start today to get back on track - the last 13 days of taking care of my brother I have not done structured workouts.

I have gotten exercise with my yard work and chores out on the farm and I have taken Brute on a few walks - but I need to do my X-factor strength training work outs 3X this week. I need to get more cardio. I need to feel rested! I need my water. The ONLY thing I am doing very well is sleeping. Once I am asleep, I sleep for 8 hours. My water intake has taken a dive - I am drinking WAY to much ice tea (unsweetened and plain but still ...)

Today I am going to do better!

When I take my bro to his appointments - not only do we stop to eat, but we stop for snacks! Well yesterday I said NO to ice cream and had my fruit when I got home.

Because I am so very tired things are slipping thru the cracks... I always take my little cooler with water and fruit with me - I am taking A water and no fruit.. no more of that!

When I/we go to the city it is a 3-8 hour affair. Although can I just say - do to circumstances not of our doing last Thurs it was 10 hours!! I do not ever do that to ME. EVER! But circumstances got out of control and it could not be avoided and my body just has not caught up yet - I am still so very very tired.

I keep pushing myself - saying I cannot sit down today - OH NO too much to do today.
I know you all know what I am talking about - OLD habits die hard and I do not want to fall back in the rut of sitting at the computer or in the chair for 3 hours and look up and think OH MY where did the day go? At any rate - Laundry, grass, cleaning, medications, ect ect ect it never stops! cooking, cleaning, phone calls and paper work for insurance.. oh my!

Not to mention that my bro is in my back yard - I have 8 acres so when I say back yard... more like an acre back - I am running to and fro all day long - I am getting my exercise that way.. HO HUM! Did I say I was tired?!

OH and I broke my toe! an injury does not make me feel well at all either - who coulda thought that a little break in a toe could HURT so bad? It hurts worse than when I had a broken ankle - almost! The price of putting up bunk beds for grandkids... lol

Sorry for the rant! Thank you for reading. I am gonna feel better by resting more and to continue to say NO to things I cannot do and will not do that are detrimental to my health and well being.

God Bless you!

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  • DEE107
    hugs rant all you need its a must for sure
    2174 days ago
    A broken anything sounds painful! Get well soon, Jean!

    And you are so right about sitting in front of the computer and time just passing by. I have only recently realized just how much time I have been spending online every day, but SP is so addictive! :p
    2174 days ago
    Oh, that toe sounds PAINFUL! emoticon

    I am going to have to lessen my time on the computer socializing in order to get the fitness and so forth tracked... I just can't seem to get to all of Sparking during the summer, so I'd better get my priorities straight!

    I hope you have a good rest of the week! emoticon

    God bless, you, too!
    2174 days ago
    emoticon Wow I got exhausted just reading all of that! Take care of yourself. Don't overdo it. Your body does need rest to repair and recover, especially with so much stress.
    2174 days ago
    Everyone needs a good rant now and then! :) Try to take time to breathe. I few deep breaths can do wonders for stressful times. You are being a blessing to your brother, just remember that. Take care of YOU so you can take care of others. Prayers for peace to fill your life and heart!
    2174 days ago
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