Brace yourself…things are about to get REAL over here!
Have you ever have one of those “aha” moments?
And I don’t mean the moment when you think up a
new combo for your bowl of oatmeal.
Nope, I mean one of those,
“Oh my God, THAT’S what my problem is!” moments.
Well, thanks to Lindsay, I JUST had one of those…I swear that girl just has a knack for coaxing you into introspective thoughts…it’s downright hypnotizing!
Her latest post was about problems she’s been facing lately…but not just a depressing rant of things that are wrong in her life. No, Lindsay is my kind of woman…a woman with solutions.
No need to be a Negative Nancy…
Let’s add some almond milk to that half-FULL glass!
At the end of the post, she asked what problems we’ve been facing lately and how we plan to solve them…before I knew it, my fingers were flying across my keyboard and in minutes, I had a short novel describing what’s been on my mind lately that, before this morning, I hadn’t been able to put into words.
Here’s my comment:
“My Problem: Myself…for the last few weeks, I’ve been battling negative body image thoughts. I still weigh the same as I did a month ago, but after being in an exercise rut/funk/whatever last month, I can tell that something’s different. I don’t have that same tightness I had a few weeks ago…and I definitely don’t have the endurance I had when I was pounding out Tuesday Trainer workouts! When I got back from Blend, I had a hard time readjusting to normal life and I got lazy…basically stopped working out and not really giving much thought to eating clean. I guess I was stuck in “vacation mode”…plus, working out is so much more fun with my Blends!
My Solution: I’ve been trying all sorts of different workouts and I even drove halfway across town yesterday to go running at my one of my favorite trails…I’m waiting to feel that “this is fun” feeling again, but so far it hasn’t happened yet. Just feels like a chore to check off the list. Fake it till you make it, right? As far as my diet goes, I’ve been juicing pretty much every day (which I LOVE), drinking a crap-ton of water, and trying to really listen to my body’s hunger cues. Pretty sure I have THAT part mastered. I’ve been feeling lighter and fresher with the water and juice and I haven’t been craving “junk” since I loaded my fridge with fruits and veggies for juice experimentation! Hungry? Well, grab one of the 35 carrots that you have in there! “
I’ve mentioned that I’ve been a bit stressed out since I got back from Blend but since I like to do my best to keep things upbeat and positive on the blog, I didn’t want to just ramble on about how “blah” I’ve been feeling lately.
Then I thought…why try to hide the REAL me?
This blog is a reflection of me…the good, the bad, and the sometimes “unhappy-with-myself”, me.
So this is me….
And “just me” is about to make some changes to turn things around. Because it’s not just that I’ve been feeling “out of it” when it comes to getting back to my healthy life style…it’s something more. A feeling that life is ticking by and I’m just along for the ride…but I’m not gonna be just be another passenger…because if there’s anything I hate more, it’s that feeling of being carried away with the flow in life. It’s time to regain some control and get “just me” back to “HAPPY me”!
What have you been struggling with lately and what do you plan to do about it?