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Coming Back

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

I've been barely holding my grip on my healthy lifestyle while I've been swimming through my sea of stress. I take comfort in the fact that I didn't gain back more than 2 pounds of what I'd lost. It was hard as I haven't been exercising the way I should, and I haven't been logging on. But I'm thrilled to report that I'm still in my size 13 pants, I'm still eating fairly healthy and taking my supplements, and I'm still committed to getting fit and healthy.

It's a shame that I allowed the extreme stress I've been under effect me so much, but it has been a lot worse in the past when stress has hit and I've come out on the other end heavier than when I started. That's how I've steadily crept up to 225 pounds, a piece at a time during stressful periods. Next time, perhaps I'll be so prepared that my fitness won't stall at all when the stress descends.

For now, I got the great job at the IRS, my husband is feeling better (chiropractor released a pinched nerve bundle that was causing the problem), the dog does have cancer, but she isn't on her last leg yet, my son's broken finger has healed and his writing deficiency is being corrected. I'm writing again too, with the support and accountability of NaNoWriMo.

None too soon, the wave of stress is starting to go back out to sea. I'm back. There's a new battery in my pedometer. I'll have a regular work schedule again in two weeks at a building that is right across the street from a branch of my gym.

As I won't be able to travel armed into the city to my government job (no weapons in a Federal building for obvious reasons), I'm thinking about taking a martial arts course. I'll be on a city bus for an hour twice a day, and I'd feel safer and get fit faster if a went a practiced protecting myself a couple times each week. Any recommendations on the type of fighting?
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