Slump

My lack of posts lately means that I’ve been in a slump. I’ve been eating too much and lounging too much. For the last 2 weeks, I’ve had very little energy and feel nap-ready all the time. I wake up tired and I’m ready for bed by 8pm (although I don’t usually make it to be until 10 or 10:30).

I’m just soooooo tiiiiiiirrrrrrred.

I haven’t been to Zumba in 2 weeks because that just seems like a whole lot of moving around that I just don’t have the energy for. Yes, I know getting some exercise will help me feel less tired, but that’s like telling someone who’s stuck in a mud bog that they’ll feel cleaner after a shower. I know it will make me feel better but first I gotta figure out how to get unstuck from the mud!

There’s been some work stress lately and monthly cycle stress and just every day what-am-I-going-to-make-for-dinner stress as well. I’ve been clenching my jaws a lot lately and my shoulders are super tight as well, so basically I’m two tons of fun to be around these days.

I haven’t been to church since November, either. I’m feeling a bit…unmoored these days I think.

I know I’ll come back around and be on the upswing again soon. I’ll be exercising regularly and eating well and my confidence will be sure and sound. But for right now, ugh. Not happening.

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10 thoughts on “Slump

  1. I appreciate your honesty! My BFF “says you are right where you are suppose to”. Is there something fun and silly you can do while you are lounging? Like make a Smash book or decorate a journal? As you know—This too shall pass:) keep posting!

  2. 😦 everyone has those days/months! You have every thing inside you already to find your way out of this mud bog. I have every faith in you!

  3. Im not sure what state you are in, but Im in Illinois and I always feel like I have to push myself through January and February because they are cold and many days are without sunshine and too may gloomy days put me in a funk, no matter what I do. Everything seems like an extra effort during these months and its too easy to just snuggle in with comfort foods and be blah. I work from home so Its a challenge to even feel like getting dressed or fixing my hair and makeup, which makes me feel a little better but my house is drafty so I tend to stay in my robe and slippers because its warmer. I cant wait for spring, I always do better with my food and exercise when the weather changes.

  4. I’ve wanted to write for a while now, but I’ve pulled away from everyone…again. When I read this post, I whispered to myself (to you), “Me, too, Sister. I’m so sorry you’re going through this. It sucks.” I can hear Cher’s voice in Moonstruck yelling at me, “Snap out of it!”

    I know there will be an upswing, and like Dawn mentioned about the seasonal gloom, I think that affects me, too. (And trying to get my husband and oldest son out of a cult…well, yeah, that might have something to do with it, also). I’ve no spunk, spark, nor zest right now. And what’s crazy is I know what to do to help myself, but I don’t know how to get to that initial “just do it” step.

  5. I feel like that sometime too – but with me it is usually my iron levels are low.
    What I do is make myself a little iron booster drink that I can my brown cow milkshake.
    It is 1 cup of milk or sometimes I use almond milk
    2 huge scoops of ice cream (I usually use vanilla, but hey you can choose)
    1 heaping tablespoon of peanut butter
    1 tablespoon of black strap molasses
    1 tsp vanilla extract (or sometimes I add chocolate syrup instead)
    whip up in the blender and you have a very yummy brown colored milkshake (you need to like peanut butter though)

    It is quit filling, so I make sure I only have one when I’m hungry and am not needing to eat for a little while.

  6. How are you feeling today? I hope the slump is passing and you have gotten some of your energy back. I sure do know exactly what you mean.

  7. Good luck, Jill. We’ve all been in a slump from time to time. Sometimes taking just a small step in the right direction gives you the “umph” to take another step and then another. You may not have the energy to go back to Zumba but maybe you could put some music on after dinner and dance around the house with your kids — they would probably love it, too.

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