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I feel more like myself again!

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Today is a good day. I am actually feeling more like myself again. I actually felt a little bit better after kickboxing last night! Kicking and punching a bag definitely relieves some stress! Over the past several days, I have had glimpses of my normal self, but I still had this foggy haze of stress hanging around. Even at the Renn Faire on Saturday, I would randomly feel pretty stressed out. I had a fun time, but the anxiety kept eating away at me. Although my identity theft situation is not fully fixed, I have done everything I can at the moment. I spent hours on the phone, and now I just have to wait. All 3 credit bureaus said they mailed out an updated copy of my credit report, so I just need to wait until I get that. HOPEFULLY all 8 inquiries will be deleted but... we will see.

"Never neglect an opportunity for improvement."
-Sir William Jones

When I woke up this morning, I felt happier and normal again. I am super glad! It feels like it has been too long since I have been happy and positive about myself. Stressful situations happen to people everyday, but it still is hard to get rid of the draining feeling it causes even when I want it to disappear! It always takes me at least a couple of days to just mope around before I can pick myself back up again. Although I wish I could worry less and be happier faster, at least I am out of the negativity now!

"Happiness is not a goal, but a by-product."
-Eleanor Roosevelt

I am reaching my fitness minute goal this month! So far, I am at 1366/1500. I will definitely get to 1,500 minutes this month! It seems like I am getting more and more every month. I am glad! I just hope I don't slack off in the winter. Last night I did a report of the past year, and it showed that I only did 500 minutes last January! Yuck. Hopefully I can find the time and motivation to do more fitness in the cold weather! When tax season comes, I might find another place to do yoga after work at least one night a week.

My 5K is this Saturday morning. I am definitely NOT ready for that haha. I haven't been training. At least I have been doing cardio 3 times a week... but I know my feet and legs will be hurting during the race! I made a good music playlist, so hopefully that will help me get through it! My one friend will be racing with me. She will probably be a lot faster than me though. The other friend who was supposed to also run with us didn't sign up. She said she hasn't exercised at all since August, so she doesn't want to hurt herself. She might show up to support the two of us who are running, so that would be nice. Even though I don't feel ready, I am still excited for the race. The money is going to a local animal shelter! There may even be animals there to adopt. I wish I could adopt them all :)

I have been working on my boyfriend's Halloween costume a lot the past week. (edit: he is going to be 9 from the movie 9). We have been over his parent's house working on it. At least his parents are helping too. We still have a lot of to do - but it WILL get finished by Saturday! We have a Halloween party to go to Saturday night. I am sure I will be sore after the 5K, but it will be a good time. I haven't been to one in a few years so it will be interesting going to one again. This is the type of party where there will be a lot of alcohol & a lot of people I don't know. It is hard for me to mingle with new people. Even when working out, I don't talk to the other people very often. I just stay to myself most of the time. At least my boyfriend and a few other friends will be at the party! I am going to be Briar Rose/Aurora (the original Grimm version of sleeping beauty). Most of my Renn Faire wench costume will be used with my Briar Rose costume.

The 5% Fall challenge has been going pretty well. I am trying my best to track all of my meal this week & post my minutes to the forum! I really like the Starfish team. It is nice to get support and be able to support people with some of the same goals! I feel like I have been snacking less - which is good. I do feel a bit hungrier during the day though. I have been drinking more water when I feel hungry. It does help a bit.

Have a great rest of the week. Keep Sparking and good luck figuring out the new start page! It is nice to have a change every once in a while to change up routine.

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  • no profile photo CD8126238
    I hope your feeling better, I'll be praying for you.
    Have a great week! emoticon
    2750 days ago
    Love this blog and happy to hear that you are feeling more like yourself. Stress ....I know about that, but can I give you something to look forwad to? For, me, at least, now that I am older I am much better at dealing with stress.. Perhaps experience comes into play, but this too, shall pass.
    I used to go on and on, but most of the time, now, I have a 20 minute meltdown and then get to figuring out what to do to help the situation.
    My prayers for your situation.

    Back to age.... I have no idea who 9 is or what 9 the movie is! emoticon
    Would love to see a photo of your boyfriend in his costume.
    Your's, I totally get. Wonderful! I love your's, above, too.
    Renn faires are so much fun.

    emoticon on your minutes! I plan on keeping mine going , too.

    Enjoy the emoticon and the emoticon Halloween party!
    2754 days ago
  • MONAKIN314
    emoticon Glad you are feeling better!
    2755 days ago
  • no profile photo CD7773457
    Glad things are looking up. emoticon emoticon
    2755 days ago
    You guys look so cute together! I am glad you are feeling better! You are doing great!
    2755 days ago
  • OKIE2006
    Good luck with your 5k. Remember to have fun with it. I always seem to forget! :(
    I like your costume - hope your party is fun! :)
    2755 days ago
    BRAVO!! What Great progress you are making. From 500 minutes to 1500 is Fantastic!! Keep building on the Great job you are doing. So glad you are feeling better. You are always a ray of sunshine... no matter what!

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    2756 days ago
  • no profile photo CD8522718
    Glad to hear you are getting back to yourself.

    Have fun at the party Sat. night!
    2756 days ago
  • AEROGIRL1594
    I am glad that you are starting to feel back to normal again, I have been dealing with a lot of stress lately as well, although not as stressful as identity theft must be! I think I would be a total mess if that happened! Keep up the good work, and I wish you luck Saturday with both the race and the Halloween party! :)
    2756 days ago
    Wow, identity theft - glad to hear you're getting back to normal. Good luck on the 5K.
    2756 days ago
    Good luck on your 5K!
    What's your BF's costume going to be? Take pics to share!

    I'm going as sharknado. I'm making a hoodie-based costume... i'm starting on it tonight. Hello pracrasination!

    2756 days ago
    Love your pics! So glad you are feeling better! Good luck on your 5K Saturday and have fun at your party!
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    2756 days ago
    Great pics and cute Ren Faire costume!

    Enjoy your 5K. LIke you said, at least you've been doing cardio so it will just be leg fatigue.

    *cheers for you*
    2756 days ago
  • DALID414
    Glad to hear it!
    2756 days ago
    Glad you are feeling more like yourself! Hopefully the anxiety will continue to abate as you keep working at the 5% Challenge.
    2756 days ago
    You are just looking too adorable in your Renn Faire costume! I am so sorry about the identity theft. That is incredibly disturbing. You should be so proud of yourself on the Starfish team. You are like a magic happiness fairy emoticon visiting others with support and a smile! hugs, Laurel
    2756 days ago
    You are a very cute wench!!!!! BTW, I celebrate any month I get 500 fit mins!! Haaa, guess that's why I'm not a very "successful" sparker! It is really great to get the perspective from someone who's lost wieght and maintained the loss. I am getting the message over and over that I really, REALLY need to kick up those fit mins. I think I've only got 1,000 fit mins a couple of times in the last 2 years............sounds like you go over that every month! Keep it up, you are incredible!
    2756 days ago
    Just stoppinby by to see how you're doing. Identity theft is so traumatic; no wonder you've been drained by stress. Glad you've got some fun stuff going on, too. emoticon
    2756 days ago
    You have some cool things going on in your life. Keep up the positive action, and hopefully that will help keep your stress at bay. emoticon
    2756 days ago
    Ugh identity theft sounds like such a stressor! Do something kind for yourself like a long hot bubble bath!
    2756 days ago
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