I’m back! It’s been an interesting few weeks. Definitely less workouts. A little more junk food. Life has been a little crazy. Sit down, chill for a minute with me!
I celebrated my 41st birthday in grand style with a good friend! We had a joint birthday party, and it was a blast! Prior to the event, we had a lot of planning to do, so that consumed me a bit. Along with other life happenings, something had to give a little. The something was all of the exercise classes. Now, don’t be alarmed! I never stopped working out. I just had to prioritize because I was getting a bit overwhelmed. Being overwhelmed and general stress will definitely take you there.
Anyway, during the party planning and subsequent event, I had compartmentalized everything else in my life. “Life” was on the back burner. And, YIKES, did it all hit me in full force after the party!
Just a brief reminder, this blog IS about my fitness journey which includes physical, mental, eating, all that….just so y’all don’t think I’ve gone off on some weird tangent, never to return.
Anyway, YES! I became uber stressed out, irritable and wanting to be alone. I exercised some but was so damned exhausted. I almost felt drugged half the time but was having problems sleeping. Birthday shindig was March 15, so all this started about March 17 maybe? I won’t lie, there was a lot going on, and I typically handle it better, but in my mind, I was not handling it well. Maybe outwardly, I seemed ok, but to those that know me VERY well, I was struggling.
So, basically, I had to take some steps back, open up (like really), cry some and realize that it’s perfectly ok to go off and read a book on my own or sleep.
Adding to that stress are my thyroid issues. I’m truly starting to pay attention to my body and the symptoms it’s displaying. Part of my agitation comes from my thyroid issues. Sucks, huh? But, I have to say, that at least I recognize it. Heading to the endo later this month to really try and get a handle on this before I go stark raving mad……or fall asleep.
Luckily, exercise does help when I don’t let my mind talk me out of it. I rarely skip tap, so at least I always have that. Zumba will happen this week too. Hopefully, twice.
I must say that I have a fantastic support system to get me through when I need. Just have to remember that I’m human and absolutely don’t have to take the world on my shoulders. Fitness is all encompassing (mental, physical, emotional, etc.). Being healthy whatever your size is important. Know what size I am? I’m a size AWESOME!