Thursday, March 7, 2013

Back in Action!

It feels so good to be back!  My life has seemed to have been a little out of whack for the past month. In some ways, I'm still in recovery mode as my body is trying to find normal sleep, clean food, and adequate exercise. (All of which you know can get thrown out the window when dealing with the illness and death of a loved one.  In my case, it was my dear mother-in-law.)

I want to thank my BFF Tammy, for taking good care of my blog for me while I was away. She really is at the top of what I call "The Best of the Best!" Not only is she my workout buddy, running partner, motivator, and just plain full of awesomeness, she has also been there for our family more times than I can count. All the more reason we like to think of her as family at our house. She too has a blog.  However it has nothing to do with health.  Instead it's all about first grade! Do you have little ones? Do you know of people with little ones? What about grandchildren? If so, it's the place to visit: Forever in First In fact, I read it all the time and learn things, and I'm an adult! I promise you won't be disappointed. She simply is the best teacher I know. Yep, I get to brag a bit. (Even got the district's teacher of the year award last year.)

Okay, on to me. On to life. Well, as you will notice by the picture below, I didn't have the best eating choices during the past few weeks. Okay, maybe I need to clarify. I probably didn't eat nearly enough, and when I did it wasn't something my body was used to eating. For the most part, I ate pretty decently. I didn't go as far as the ordering of THE CHEESEBURGER until the drive home from my mother-in-law's funeral. (To be honest, it tasted disgusting! If I wasn't so hungry I probably wouldn't have eaten it. I can't even remember the last time I had eaten a cheeseburger!)

I got home Sunday night, and it has felt so good to be eating the foods I'm used to having in my fridge. (And eating every couple hours no less.) It has also been nice to be back at the gym and feeling sore. A good sore. In some ways it's frustrating having been out of the loop for a month. It's easy to feel like I'm totally out of shape and discouraged, but then I just have to remind myself I've done this before. I've done WAY more in fact. Then I remind myself what I've posted several times on my blog. "One day at a time. Slow and steady wins the race."

I guess I share this with you just as another testimony that I am a real personI struggle from time to time just like you. The key for me is to know that a couple years ago, I adopted a new lifestyle (not at diet) so when things get in the way, as we know they will from time to time, I just have to remind myself of my new lifestyle and that whatever I may be struggling with in the moment, is just for a short time. I know what I am capable of. All I have to do is to get back at it and do it!

Here's to healthy eating, restful nights, and sore muscles in the weeks to come......

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  2. I'm glad your real. Ha ha. That's what I love about you. I can find common ground!

  3. Paige, I'm sorry for your loss.

    But I'm happy you are so normal. I've had some stressful weeks and needed the reminder that I have done this before and I will get back on track. Thank you!!! :) Your post was most encouraging.

  4. This week I just made the connection that one of my favorite work out buddies (THE Fancy Nancy herself) is your dear friend Tammy's Mom! I had no idea; small, small world. She also told me about Steve's Mom and I'm so, so sorry to hear that. I've had you and your family in my prayers. Good luck with getting back into your routine, it's always an adjustment when things have been away from the norm!