An Alien Came and Ransacked My Brain

Not my fortune but I love it!

I have absolutely NO desire to exercise right now.

Who am I?!

I feel exhausted, tired, sleep-deprived, drained.

I’m not sure if it’s the grueling puppy-schedule-situation or what but I also feel no guilt associated with not (formally) exercising since last Thursday.

And for me to take three (potentially four, if I don’t make it tonight) days off without any guilt is seriously unheard of!

Due to a myriad of fun plans (yea!)  I couldn’t hit the gym — physically couldn’t get there during operating hours — and then the one time I could go (and even planned to go — Sunday) I opted to stay home with my husband and Rocco before heading to a friend’s baby shower. Yea, you heard me. I CHOSE to stay home. CHOSE to not exercise.

Who is this alien life form inside my brain!??! Continue reading “An Alien Came and Ransacked My Brain”

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Bring On the Bagels!

Happy belated Valentine’s Day, everyone!

I am back from visiting my family in New Jersey. 🙂 We had a wonderful time doing what we do best: gabbing and noshing!

I  love my family so much and hate how far apart we live from each other.  The only person missing was my brother — but we’ll see him in 12 days in Korea 🙂

Anyway, we got in way too late for me to even think about blogging last night, so I figured I’d squeeze in a post tonight while my hubby is at class.

From a disordered eating recovery perspective, this weekend was, for all intents and purposes, a delicious carb-fest — and I enjoyed every bite. Continue reading “Bring On the Bagels!”

Relishing a Rest Day

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I’ve always been the kind of person who just cannot sit still.

If I am home, I feel like I should be doing “something”: cleaning, organizing, cooking … it’s rare to find me lounging on the couch channel surfing, except for when I’m sick or snowed-in.

I don’t like taking a rest day from exercise, even though I know how important it is for my body. And napping? Ha!

But yesterday was a really tough, emotional day for me, and rest was my salvation.

My parents were here visiting us this weekend, and we’d had such a wonderful time… I didn’t want them to leave.

(Now that we’re in Michigan and they’re in New Jersey, I’m not the quick 5-hr drive I was like when I lived in DC.)

So we woke up really early Sunday to bring them to the airport, and I spent most of the morning sobbing after we hugged goodbye.

I calmed down on the drive home, my husband holding my hand. But when when we got home and I saw the guest room where they’d been sleeping, I just lost it. I can’t help it, I miss my family!

And my first response was “I should go running,” because that’s how I deal with stress–moving my body. Continue reading “Relishing a Rest Day”