Out of Step

Lately, I have been feeling a little out of step. I wasn’t really sure what was going on until I realized a few things. Most mornings I wake and feel like I need to go back to sleep. (When did I stop waking up early and expressing gratitude for each day?)  I’ve developed a habit of staying up well past my “bedtime”. (The time that would allow me a full nights sleeping when I get up at 6:00 a.m.) When did I finish that package of Game of Thrones Oreos? When did I stop moving? My activity level has dropped to the point that my Fitbit is probably planning an intervention. (In the not so distant past, hitting 10,000 steps was a light day.) When did I start wearing stretchy pants? And I can’t remember the last time I stepped on a scale. (Geez..)

How did I let this happen??

It does no good to ask why, but to be clear, the best answer is I stopped paying attention to myself. Granted there have been a lot of changes in my life over the last 2 years, but that’s not an excuse.

I deserve better than that.

This revelation has been an eye-opening experience. One thing I know for sure, if I don’t take care of myself, how can I give my best to others? To work? To my family? The answer is I can’t.

Time to dust off the treadmill, crank up Myfitnesspal and pay attention to what I put in my damn mouth…. All things that work for me.

My friends know I’ve always said I’m a work in progress, but at this point in my life I’m determined to complete this project and move to the maintenance stage.

Stay tuned..

Beginning

Starting a blog is a daunting task and a little scary. There are so many choices to make.
It’s exhausting! Any one who knows me well, knows how much deliberation goes into each choice I make, except were food and men are concerned, but that’s a topic for another post!

When I was thinking about what I was going to write, a few things came to mind. I could post daily tidbits about my life and experiences or I could really focus on a specific topic and dig deep.

I’ve decided to take it slow, step by step as I start this journey and let it unfold organically. (Love that word!) These are uncharted waters, so bear with me as I get my sea legs under me, so to speak. (Love you Alan)

I wanted to write my first post about pollen or at least the effect pollen has on me, (can you say Flonase….girl!), but after setting up this blog, its almost my bedtime and I want to watch an episode or two of The Big Bang Theory before bed. To be continued…

Sweet Dreams 🙂