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Dusting myself off

Sunday, February 24, 2013

The last 8 months have been rough ones for me. Revelations from my spouse completely caught me by surprise (shock really) and we separated after 22 years. I bought a new house and moved just before Christmas. I have gotten through it, but I reverted to some of my old habits. Exercise fell by the wayside and I ate junk and drank pop. In all I gained back about 20 pounds.

So enough looking back at the past and blaming myself for how I handled the stress. What's done is done and I'm dusting myself off and getting back to it. I've signed up for some races later in the year to help motivate me to get my butt out the door. I've also been doing some swimming which I enjoy. Outside of my running training, I'm trying to focus on just being active doing things I enjoy.

For instance, we went skating last weekend and tobogganing last month, neither of which I had done in recent years. I am going to take some skating lessons starting in May (that's the next session available) and I'm planning to do more skating next winter at the outdoor rink nearby.

I am enjoying my alone time and exploring interests new and old. I'm beginning to believe that the next 22 years will probably be even better than the last 22.
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  • BEVANNE45
    Isn't it wonderful to clearly see the value in YOU? !!....

    I admire the way you are moving forward ...how far you have already come, and where you are heading. You can do it!

    I, too, have gone through a separation ( after 30 years!) and harsh divorce. I look to the future and I'm glad to see you are as well. Wishing you all the success for your new life. You certainly are on your way!! You go, girl...

    2622 days ago
  • HEALTHYLU1
    This is great! Good for you for moving forward, Enjoy the time, and remember you define yourself

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    2726 days ago
  • HOUNDLOVER1
    You have a lot of great things going on now. Hope you'll have a great year and enjoying your life a lot.
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    2727 days ago
  • BRAVELUTE
    It's good you're in a place where you realize the possibilities for the future!! I also like the fact that you are looking to reconnect with things you enjoy, even new things you didn't realize you like.

    Have some fun. Make time for YOU!!
    2727 days ago
  • DARWHOHOO
    So happy you decide to get your mojo back and swimming is emoticon
    2727 days ago
  • LALMEIDA
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  • HANDYV
    emoticon Great attitude. Keep focused and yes the next 22 will be far and beyond your wildess imagination. You will be fine - don't let your mind wonder off too much. emoticon
    2727 days ago
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