We are halfway through 2013 and my goal to find Balance has gone awry. The last few months I have been dealing with tons of stress from multiple sources and I have really let it get me down. The last month or so I just felt like I had a black cloud over my head weighing me down. It is a feeling that I just cannot describe accurately, but it just made me feel blah. My diet and training has been less than stellar, which did not help these feelings.
I know there was no real rational reason for feeling the way I did, but I couldn’t make them go away. Hormones definitely played a part, but the other culprits were vague, dare I say irrational. I also think I tend to take on too much without organization or planning, which leads to procrastination on my part. Procrastination is my worst quality, yet I tend to produce my best work when I wait to the very last minute, which leads to more procrastination. It is a vicious cycle.
Last week the weight lifted. It left in the same manner it came, unexplained with no real reason. Now that it is gone it is time for me to get back on track to finding balance.
I began this morning at the gym:
(The mileage on the treadmill is wrong, my calculation put my at about 3.2 miles, not sure what happened.)
This was my first morning workout in a few months and I felt awesome!! Morning workouts wake me up, make me happy and energize my day!!!! Whenever I work out in the morning I feel accomplished because it is done and I can go on with my day without worrying about when I am going to fit it in. I started to think maybe this what was missing from my day the past few months, maybe I need that endorphin rush in the morning rather than in the evening.
I plan to add back in my morning workouts at least 2-3 times a week. I KNOW this will help keep me happy, plus with this terrible heat and humidity working out in the afternoon has pretty much sucked lately. In addition to my am workouts I plan to do more planning and organizing!! I know this will help me stress less!
Speaking of stress………
In less than two weeks I will be walking the Moonwalk for breast cancer. This is a walking marathon!!! I am so nervous that I have not properly prepared. I have not focused on power walking the way I should have, but I feel confident I will finish no matter how long it takes me….6-8 hours?!?!?
I fell down my in-laws stairs on the Fourth of July landing right on my tailbone. I think I bruised it pretty badly and the pain is just horrible. I cannot even run because the impact makes it hurt. This may be a blessing in disguise because I am now more focused on walking, rather than running, because it does not hurt my tailbone to walk. At the gym this morning I managed to maintain between 13:56 and 15:00 minute miles while walking on the treadmill. This gives me hope I can finish the marathon between 6 and 7 hours rather than 8.
Either way it will be an awesome walk!!! My friend Margo, from Brooklyn Fit Chick, will be joining me and I know we will have an awesome time!!!! Margo just launched her new, self hosted blog this week so stop by and check it out!! Tell her I sent you!!!!!!
In addition to walking I am trying to raise at least $150.00 for the Moonwalk to support breast cancer. If you would like to help me out and donate you can do so here:
Thanks for your support!!!!
How do your reboot and rebalance????
Disclosure: As a compensated Real Health Contributor I was given the opportunity to participate in the MoonWalk, my fees associated with the walk are being paid by BlueCross BlueShield. All opinions expressed in my blogs are 100% my own.