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February Has Come and GONE!

Friday, March 01, 2013

I see a pattern developing here … I’m always left at the end of the month with my head spinning, wondering where the previous month went. The same is true of February. To my credit it did end rather abruptly on the 28th of the month instead of giving us the usual 30-31 days. I feel justified. LOL!

I also feel robbed of the last 7 days, having been sidelined with bronchitis and laryngitis. Remember me saying in my last update how “anything worth doing is worth running into the ground”? Apparently, I follow the same guideline when getting sick. I haven’t been to the gym since the 22nd of February and likely will not make it in for a workout with Sergio until the 4th of March. Similarly, as a hospital switchboard operator with laryngitis, I haven’t been able to work since the 24th of February. If I recover sufficiently in the next 30 hours or so, I can return to work at 10 on the 2nd of March. My voice is at about 75-80%, a little raspy yet, and will tire quickly when I begin to answer phones and make overhead pages. I was so excited to have my voice back even a little bit that I probably overused it at dinner tonight with my DH. I’ll pay for that but have promised to rest my voice all day Friday. He will have to remind me often to “hush” once he gets home from work. LOL!

There are many lessons learned in my abbreviated month of February; one would be just how much I miss the gym after being away for just 7 days but knowing I can’t go back for a few more days yet. Along those same lines, I miss my trainer and the push he gives me to go for more, to try harder, to focus and to simply “breathe.” Since I still have a tendency to hold my breath, he is forever reminding me to “breathe.” Another of his reminders to me is “focus.” Another lesson learned is how quickly time gets away from us. While I am organized and regimented in some things, I am also a chief procrastinator in other things. Thus, I am always wondering where my day, or week or month went. I usually find myself wishing I had gotten more done.

I have just 9 short weeks to reach my goal before my 59th birthday … it’s not looking good right now. I think instead of losing weight this month I may have picked up a pound or two. I’ll be getting back to basics for the next 9 weeks … eating right, working out consistently … and I’ll be satisfied with whatever results come my way. Hopefully this time next month I’ll be reporting a loss. It can happen if I do what I know to do.

This much is certain: I haven’t given up and I’m not giving in. I will see this through to goal, even if it occurs long after my 59th birthday.

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