Tuesday, November 16, 2010


I seem to be in a bit of a funk this week. It seems to have come out of nowhere. I had a really pleasant weekend and managed to make good choices when it comes to eating. I got my hair done, which always makes me happy. I also went to a runner store and was properly fitted for a new pair of sneakers. It was pretty awesome too. They scanned my feet and taped me on a treadmill to determine what is right for me.

Then Monday happened, and BAM I'm moody and cranky. All day I felt off and then when I went to the gym it just got worse. I got weighed in and even though I've lost weight, I've lost muscle which is a big NO NO for my trainer. So she pretty much scolded me for that. Then I attempted another gym challenge and missed getting it done by 20 seconds. Ugh. So frustrating.

I came home, really upset and basically started crying hysterically. Making this change is just so overwhelming sometimes. Plus, I don't feel like I deserve it and my biggest fear is going back to the way I was.

Also my house is a mess right now. My cousin, who is a painter, is spending the week at my house painting basically the entire interior. Ever since we got new windows about a year ago we've needed it to be painted so it can finally look finished. So all the furniture is in the middle of the rooms, making it hard to walk around. It looks like a mess and that drives me crazy. Hopefully he'll be done sooner rather than later.

Sorry this is a little scatterbrained, but that's everything that's going on in my head right now. I go from one thought to a completely random issue the next. Hopefully by the weekend I'll be feeling back to normal.

Until then: what do you do to handle stress? Do you ever sabotage yourself?


Margaret (Peggy or Peg too) said...

drink....to answer your first question. Not ideal but it is what it is.

I don't think I sabotage myself but I think someone else could answer that better for me.

I must say I would love a pair of sneakers fitted to me like that. I have such issues. I walk, not run, 3 miles a day and I have blisters where they rub, I get foot pain etc. Was this a national franchise type store or a local small store?

You can send your cousin over to paint my entire interior. I am due for an update.

Karen said...

Stress is cured by a Xanax and a glass of wine.

I sabotage myself all the time. But that is part of making changes. Nothing goes perfectly.

Tomorrow is another day. Things will be better when the funk is over.

erin - heart in ireland said...

i feel ya about being in a funk... i'm totally in one.

If I do any more serious running I'm totally going to a running store and doing that kinda thing too!

Just believe in yourself... you can do it! And you are already doing such an awesome job!

and to relieve stress - i cry it out (when i need to), exercise and go out with friends and have a few drinks.