feeling a little sad - and out of my groove

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Anyone else ever have a few days where they feel sad and angry and just out of sorts. I am just coming out of a stretch of days filled with frustration and anger and just overall annoyance with my life. It ran the gamut from "why is the weather so crappy" to "I hate that my sister in law will leave her kids to Fitwall when she has been gone all day" to "I wish I had the time/whatever to leave MY family a little bit to take care of me"

Whine Whine Whine!!! It manifested itself in my eating (carb attacks!!!) and my complete lack of desire to work out. I spent 30 minutes with my favorite DVD yesterday and didn't break a sweat.....yet today I sit here drenched. So, you know I wasn't hardly moving at all!!!

What is wrong?? and how do I get back on track? I forced myself out of bed this morning and actually did a full 3 miles with Leslie Sansone and her evil toning balls so I feel like I have moved past that block. Am I just suffering from Mommy burnout? PMS? I am approaching 40, do I need to get my hormones checked??

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  • 1935MARY
    When I first started this program I was not taking time for myself. I don't have small kids, but it seems like I was doing everything ,everyone else wanted me to do and cleaning my houses, taking care of my own, my hubby, doing things for my father and kids and no time for me. I was unhappy, hated myself , crying, screaming, just miserable. The first thing you need to do is have some me time. I had to pick and chose at first, who and what I was doing for others . I found the balance and made time for me. Weigh loss is hard and you have to take care of number 1, yourself. If you don't you can't take care of others.I don't know if you have small kids at home, if you do, try putting them in a room ,giving them a project,such as cleaning , coloring etc. sat a timer and tell them when it goes off to come get mommy for you can see what they have done and give them a reward for job well done. I too right now have to force myself to go to gym. I went to curves and I had to do it at first, then it became part of my everyday life. Then it closed and took about a month to find a new one. I am having to force myself to go right now, but I know it will became everyday life soon. It is easy to talk yourself out of things,use anything and everything not to do things, but when you start to do that, start saying I need to do this health, I will feel better and so on. emoticon
    2214 days ago
  • BRENDA_G50
    I think every one goes through days like that...I know I do. It also could be because of what they call S.A.D. (Seasonal Affective Disorder aka Winter Blues). If things don't change for the better, it wouldn't hurt to see a doctor to see if it could be something else.

    2214 days ago
    We all have those days where we feel down, especially if the weather is cold and there is no sunshine. I give you a lot of credit because you got up the next morning and exercised. Many people would of thrown the towel in at that point. I have never heard of the exercise balls on a Leslie DVD. I am always on the lookout for the hardest of the Leslie DVD's. Keep up the good work.

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    2214 days ago
    Sometimes you just get exhausted with life! it happens to me once in awhile...Relax, buy yourself a small present...perfume or body lotion....Listen to music as you walk...Read motivational quotes, blogs, videos....If it keeps up, see your Dr. But short bouts of sadness are normal.....You are probably trying hard, and it gets so tiring...You can do it!!!! emoticon
    2214 days ago
  • -DAVE-
    Advice? It seems that you're on the right track...You already worked out today! Keep forcing yourself and be in the moment and decipher why you don't want to be on track. I've had the same feelings for a few weeks too. Ups and downs.

    It seems that we still need to 'practice' in order to get this right!

    Best, Dave
    2214 days ago
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