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Sunday, March 13, 2011

I Won't Back Down...

I Won't Back Down - Eminem & Pink
You can sound the alarm, you can call out your guards,  you can fence in your yard, you can pull all the cards, but I wont back down. Oh no I wont back down. 


It's been a while... months actually, since I even really thought about this blog. Life seems to have gotten in the way. Life and work. Work has been ever stressful, and overwhelming most times. Like everything, it will get easier, but it still isn't slowing down yet. Some days, I wonder how and when it's going to all get done. Actually, that's most days. There's a consistent though, in my days, besides work and the stress that comes along, and that's the gym. I realized though that lately, while I'm there 5 days a week (and that's GREAT), I'm still just maintaining, and a lot of times just going through the motions. It's getting harder, and I'm pushing boundaries, but it still feels like going through the motions. So the other day, I decided I needed to get my head back in the game, relax, retreat, and get back to basics. I took a long weekend to do a lot of nothing but what I wanted, and some organizing around the house. The last 2 days have been so nice. Today, especially. I decided it's back to Couch to 5k (C25K) training, running/walking daily, and when I'm at the gym, I'm AT the  gym, in body AND mind. I know what to do, how to do it, and what not to do, I just have to put it all back in place. No more stress eating, no more letting work get the better of me. Balance is where it's at. Looking ahead, I'm not 100% sure how I'm going to accomplish it all while not being overwhelmed, but I'll try!


I also need to make a commitment to continue to update this blog, as it helps keep me accountable. (Feel free to remind me when I haven't updated in a while!) I can't promise that I will update it daily, but I'll do my best. It's cathartic to write, and doesn't take so long, but at the end of the day, I generally don't want to touch my laptop. 


Today I spent most of my day on the beach - a gorgeous VB day by any spring standard (65, sunny, a bit breezy) - this morning with my 1st day back to C25K, (then a visit to the gym) and back later this afternoon to read and take another walk on the beach. I'm so blessed to live so close to the ocean. I've always loved the soothing sound of crashing waves. On Friday - in the middle of the afternoon when it all got to be too much - I escaped to the Pier for a few minutes of clarity. Helped so much! 


I'm looking forward to new spring recipes to try out - feel free to suggest anything you'd like, and I'll do my best to post some new ones I try. I'm dying to try roasted kale chips!! 


So here's to not backing down, a new day, a new attitude!