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Been a while

Monday, March 17, 2014

I don't seem to be doing so well with the blog writing, lol. But here I am again. Just checking in quickly.

First of all, thank you to the commenters on my last blog. I was feeling pretty down and out but I managed to chat with a friend I hadn't spoken to in a while and she did tell me that it gets easier.

I truly hope so.

I think a lot of the frustration was in that I also felt pretty useless. I know that sounds weird. I keep the house maintained and cook and take care of my husband and step son but before all this, I'd been used to earning my own money and coming and going as I pleased. But now, It's kind of a big change.

I don't drive. Never have. Never needed to. But where I am now, I'm kind of limited to the confines of the house. Well, only during the winter. Now that spring is around the corner, it should get much better and I can go for walks and such. But it's made me feel.. well. Trapped.

I was also looking at my resume and found that I was very frustrated that there is zero movement. I was just at home. I can't work until all my documents are settled so that adds to the feeling.

But I've come up with some ways to perk myself up. I've recently enrolled in some classes. By next week, I'll have a class each day from Monday to Friday. The best part? They're nutrition classes. Something I've always wanted to get into because I do enjoy being in the kitchen and I also enjoy the math and science it involves. It's always been a natural transition but I never found time for it. But now I have free time and it's helping my brain from focusing on feeling sorry for myself and I'm furthering a career I've always wanted to do. Why did I not think about it sooner? I have no idea. But I've felt awesome since I started.

Bonus side effect, meals are more nutritious at home and my husband is right on the healthy eating bandwagon with me. I promised him healthy food 80% of the time, "happy" food 20% of the time. And even then, part of happy food has been yogurt with fresh berries so it still works toward health.

I've also picked up my reading list again. Before I started getting everything together to move and get married, I read like a fiend. And it always made life better. So I dusted off the old ebook reader and I'm back to devoting an hour or so everyday to kicking back and taking in a book. If anyone has any book recommendations, they are quite welcome.

I'm still on again, off again with the workouts but I try to not let 2 days go by without working out. I will put more effort into it because I'm still 6 lbs away from being in the healthy BMI range and I'd like to hit that by my next check up a bit over a month from now. Last time I went, they saw my blood pressure was high and they wanted me to take steps to keep it in control so I've been fighting to watch what I eat for the past 2 months. Hopefully I get that down to normal in the next month.
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  • ABAKER34
    It's good to hear from you. Glad to hear that you are still working out, it's good for both your mind and your body. Marriage is such an adjustment that it certainly takes some getting used to. Keep reading and going the course you are maintaining, spring will be here soon and you will be able to get out of the house more to enjoy walks and the weather!
    1525 days ago
    Great to hear from you again! I've certainly missed you!

    Sounds like you've got TONS of changes to deal with. Marriage brings loads...but with a stepson and a big move... plus trying to get health in order... DEFINITELY not easy. I feel for you.

    Just do your very best! I'm proud of you for you finding ways to keep your mind working and seeking ways to relax. Good for you!!!

    Wishing you loads of wonderfulness today!!!

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    1526 days ago
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