How the hell do you keep an exercise routine going when you feel like utter shit most of the time? I have sinus headaches that I've been getting since I was a kid. I don't know what causes them. In the past, they were thought to be sinus infections and I was given antibiotics anytime … Continue reading Not enough spoons for an exercise routine
Had drinks with Cookie after work yesterday. Hadn't seen him in a while and it was a lovely catch up. It was also my first time having a drink in almost two weeks, and I was amused as hell to find two glasses of wine made me slightly loopy. Fun times, though! We parted ways … Continue reading Cookie and weight loss. What a fun combination!
Me: This is it! This is totally the week I'm going to start going to classes at the gym more regularly. I remembered to bring my gym bag with me to work and I'm ready and excited. Let's do this thing! Yeah! Gym: Hahahahaha sucker we're closed this week for maintenance. I was all excited … Continue reading Life’s crazy coincidences…
I'm not overdoing anything. I'm stretching after each workout. I'm being gentle with my body and doing everything right. And yet, somehow, I've managed to hurt myself. Again. Like I always do. It's like my body just wasn't meant for exercise. Other people's are. Mine wants the couch and Chips Ahoy. The issue, this time, … Continue reading An exercise injury, yet again
Riddle me this: How is it that on a week when I was far busier than usual I managed to get in more workouts instead of fewer?I worked out on Sunday and wasn't planning to do so again until Thursday. But then, a girlfriend and I had time to kill before meeting another friend for … Continue reading Achievement Unlocked: Exercise Level 2
It's counterintuitive to be afraid of being in a good mood. I know for other people, being in a good mood is just a normal thing. For me, it comes so rarely that it causes anxiety. I know that it is a fleeting thing. I don't know how long it is going to last. Inevitably, … Continue reading Anxious Happiness: How Long Will It Last?
This week is going to be busy. And I'm not stressed about that. In fact, I'm thrilled. It is the last week before my boss returns from a month-long vacation. There is a ton that I want to have finished before his return. I know I will conquer it. I have plans every night this … Continue reading Busy but Good
Thoughts on exercise, one month ago today It's 6:00 AM. I have my coffee beside me and my cat, Abigail, curled up on my lap. It's cool in my house, far cooler than it's been these past few days. When I rose out of bed I ditched my lightweight summer nightgown and threw on a … Continue reading On exercise, depression, anxiety, and laziness
I struggle with exercise in a huge way. If I manage to get into it at all, whatever habits I build don't last long. It seems whenever I find something I like, it loses its luster quickly. This has happened in the past with many different things. Cardio, strength training, various videos for both, various … Continue reading Why the hell did I go to an advanced level Zumba class?
When I look outside what is going on in my own little life, I don't see much to feel joy about. This makes writing this post even more useful than usual this week. If I didn't make an effort to find the joy, I doubt I'd be doing well right now. The Narcissist-in-Chief The week … Continue reading Friday Joy: 8/8/2019. Getting Stronger.
THANK YOU, all of you who commented on Facebook and messaged me about my tire pressure issue. Thank you for acknowledging that at the heart of it, my post was about anxiety. Thank you, also, for telling me that most tire stores will put air in tires for free. Just find a tire store, tell … Continue reading Relieved Pressure and Exercise Quandaries
It's Friday, which means it's time to take stock of this past week and think about the good things the week brought. It's a feel-good exercise to help me enter the weekend with positive intentions. So, here's my "joyful things" list for this week. Feel free to post yours in the comments below. Lack of … Continue reading Friday Joy: 8/2/19
Old Self would have problem-solved these feelings of sadness I've been experiencing in recent months far better than New Self is doing. Old Self would have come up with a game plan and concrete action steps. Old Self would have project managed the shit out of it. New Self has this idea that the activities … Continue reading Depression and Exercise
I'm incredibly nervous about meeting Christopher Gorham. I'm convinced he won't want to get to know me, primarily because I have become so fat.
Me: Will you take some photos of me to use for online dating while we're working in your yard today? Friend: YES! Me: Awesome! I want some full body shots in workout clothes so guys will know what they're getting and nobody is pretending anything. Friend: I think you're being a bit negative about the … Continue reading Body Image Musings