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Discombobulated? I think?

Friday, June 08, 2012

Things have gotten all discombobulated. I’m not blogging correctly. Not here, not on my other two blogs. I’m not exercising like I was. I’m doing just the minimum to get by. I’m not pushing or trying for more. I’ve been both under my minimum and over my maximum on calories all in the same week. I got completely stressed out at work the other day, and although there were reasons, I have dealt with worse. Add to this, I didn’t care that Toby’s owner cancelled two weeks straight on me and I have a client email sitting in my box for 3 days that I have not responded to yet (my normal turnaround is 24 hours.) This is what was all going on in my head at 3 am while watching dogs sleep, so sleep is a definite issue also. So, I think discombobulated is the appropriate term.

Now I know someone is going to say that something is bothering me. You might be right. But I have no idea what it is. My stressors are the same as they have always been. Nothing new or earth shattering bothering me. I don’t think I’m depressed, outside of the one “stress day” I feel pretty good. I do have things I'm really looking forward to! Just feel that my head isn’t all here.

I think part of my problem (at least here on Spark) is that I am challenge motivated and I am not participating in any right now. I went looking online for a “virtual walk” but couldn’t find anything.

So, I have to get my head on straight. I need to get back into my routine. Daily Cardio. ST on Mon, Wed, and Fri. Planning dinner. Portioning my food for the WEEK (not chopping strawberries at 4 am for breakfast!). A REAL blog every day. Nightly bike rides. This is all stuff I WANT to do, need to do, but just keep going - bleh – and then not doing.

So I’m going to put this out for the world to see. I will make my 9,000 steps EVERYDAY. I will do my Cardio EVERYDAY with the Tazzy Spazzy. I will update my blog on schedule- Spark daily, Aspiration on Sunday, and Big Paws once a week (Wed or Fri). I will bike EVERY evening, even if I go alone for 20 minutes. I will portion my food on Sunday’s so I am set for the week. And this Sunday, I will contact all clients for next week.

I don’t know if this will clear my head, but having a daily plan should help keep me on task. If I have to make a bloody checklist I will. I have to have some order in my life. And I really need to stop rambling.
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    Sounds like you and I were visiting the same place last week. I just had to make up my mind to get back on track (I tend to be VERY strong-willed). I like your plan; seems very reasonable and achievable. I hope the structure helps. I know it does for me.

    I have every confidence that you will be back in the groove in no time!

    Live Lightly!

    2978 days ago
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    Hun, take a deep breath and remember that you can only solve one thing at a time. My suggestion would be to handle your sleep issues first and foremost. Forget the blogging and forget the exercise (for now). If your sleep is disrupted, everything else is going to go out of whack. Trust me - I know.

    The bad part of my Fibromyalgia is sleep problems. My doctor decided to attack those first (before all the other *wonderful* stuff that goes along with FMS) because, she said, that if you are not getting proper REM sleep, your body cannot function (and mind) well at all.

    So, get that sleep under control. Set a time to go to bed and wake up every morning. Do not allow yourself to sleep in on your days off. Get into a sleep routine. For me, I take my meds at 8pm, get in PJs and crawl into bed with a good book... at 9pm, I close down everything and go to bed. In the morning, I'm up at 5:30am and do my Yoga/Stretching right away. Nothing... I mean NOTHING... deters me from this and I can't tell you the change it's made in my life and health.

    2978 days ago
    hi kitty love thanks for learning me a new word,lol.here are some links you should check out i am sure one of them will help you.



    the first link is a link to virtual races.the second link is to the spark team virtual races and the last is a link to spark guys blog over the new virtual races in spark.

    sorry i haven´t been doing challanges lately in fitgirls as i have alot going on in my private life at the moment but if you know of a challange that you would like to do or need to do either post it yourself on the fitgirls or let me know and i will post it.my head is not working at the moment to come up with challenges myself,lol.i like your plan of action love it is also very feasable but one thing i must say is try not to be too hard on yourself you are only human not perfect and a slump every now and then is not so bad providing you regonising it and don´t let it last too long which you seem to be doing.you are doing great love and i for one am proud of you kitty love. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2979 days ago
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    We all have times when we just zone out and avoid life in general. Sometimes it's because we've had enough stress and don't want anymore and sometimes it's just cause.
    2979 days ago
    emoticon Give yourself a break! You're doing awsome! This is a marathon, not a sprint. Ave a great weekend!
    2979 days ago
    You are doing great just by blogging about it and reaching out to your friends. See all the friends that you have. Don't forget our challenge in our group that you are heading. I still want to see those numbers there :) CHALLENGE :)
    2979 days ago
    I know exactly how you feel! It seems like all I can do to walk the pups, work on some home chores and renovations, and log my food daily. I can't seem to start strength training, even though the hand weights are right.over.there, mocking me. I also haven't blogged in what seems like forever.

    We'll get there, just keep on plugging and celebrate the daily achievements, whatever they may be!
    2979 days ago
  • MICHELLE_391
    Woah - I think the "EVERY DAY" plans are a trap. How will you feel if something unavoidable comes up and you can't get a bike ride in every single day? Will you beat yourself up? How about if you say something like "every POSSIBLE day" or "99.9% of the time"? I don't think that's a cop out. I think it is more realistic.

    I am also having momentum problems as are many other people around here. I'm going to blame Venus. That planet is messing with everyone.

    So let's all stay accountable to each other. Let's all stay within our calorie range and cardio plans.

    An idea: how about if we have a virtual "race" this upcoming week? Whoever gets the most cardo minutes wins? Wins what? Dunno, bragging rights? What do you think?

    Hang in there sweet thing. You are doing fantastically well and I know you can do this!!! If I believe in anyone on this Spark site, it's you.
    2979 days ago
    I sure do admire those of you who plan! I am totally and always unorganized, but I get it done! HeeHee! I'm going to post a challenge in the Mixed Mutt Doghouse right now.... Care to join?
    2979 days ago
    Dang, sounds like MY reality check! ha ha! I have been the same way the last week, stuck at 149, over and under on eating and just stressed. I have hit my ripped in 30 workouts pretty hard since the scale hasnt moved. I am in the same funk though! My blogs have been my venting sessions lately!

    So I got sparked by your blog and I am going to make a change with you. Tonight I am making a printable canledar with my workouts and a list of healthy dinner ideas. Then I can post them both on my blog tomorrow.

    We got this right? I mean we just need to recognise the problem and make the necessary changes to succeed. Yeah, we got this! Thanks for waking me up with OUR problems lol.
    2979 days ago
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    I'm struggling a bit too. I'm away from home for the next 6 weeks and it is very different to try to exercise at someone else's house. Also, it's just kinda hard to be out of my routine, you know? I think you're smart to make a plan and to write it down. I think Fleurgarden is right about there being a natural ebb and flow. We start out all fired up and determined and then we realize that this stuff is hard work, day after day. But, we all get up and go to work every day, so we can do this too. It's kind of like having another job, the job of taking care of ourselves.

    Onward and upward!
    2979 days ago
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    You're sooo not rambling. We all go through these "bleh" things. It feels good to get it all out. The important thing is that you're NOT giving up and setting up some goals to help you keep on track.

    Hope this finds you in good spirits and ready to get in "motivated" mode and engage in your blueprint of what works for you.

    2979 days ago
  • SMILES650
    I have times like this too.....I call it boredom, I really have to push myself to get out there and do what needs to be done, but once I have I feel phenomenal. It's just that initial push to do what needs to be done, you are on the right track! emoticon
    2979 days ago
    Seems like a lot of us who started at the same time are struggling with momentum lately. I think it's just part of the natural ebb and flow of changing our lifestyle - and we've all made huge changes! The key is to recognize it for what it is, and to just pick ourselves up and carry on instead of giving up and quitting.

    BearGoddess beat me to it... I was going to share that same link with you. Great minds think alike. :-)
    2979 days ago
    Discombobulation happens. You'll shake it off and get back on track. I left the link for the virtual walk across America on your Sparkpage. I use it and it's pretty fun. You get a picture of where you are on the road every time you add your miles.

    2979 days ago
    Let's keep each other accountable, shall we? I've been loosing
    MY momentum too. So taz the spaz for you n cardio for me? Here we go!!
    2979 days ago
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