Tuesday, June 10, 2014
I completed my very first 5K this past weekend. I walked the entire thing but I finished it and had fun. I did the Color Run in Louisville. I was completely covered in color by the end and so tired. I worked the night before and then went to the 5K. I slept two hours afterwards and then spent time with my sister and cousin. I didn't get to sleep until 3am Sunday morning. I did sleep pretty well Sunday and had a movie night with my guy. Overall a pretty great weekend. I'm so pround of myself for finishing it. I want to the the Go Glow in July. II hope I can get some people to join me.
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
It has been quite a while since my last blog post. I've had some ups and downs, but I'm hanging in there. I'm moving towards a better place mentally, and the physical with follow. I'm still not hitting the gym and I'm still spending too much time sleeping but I'm slowly getting better. I've stopped eating fast food for every meal. I'm eating smaller portions and my blood sugar is doing better because of it. I just have to keep making small changes that will eventually lead to bigger results. I can do this, and I have support to help me along the way. I'm feeling more positive about my life in general. I'm working to heal old emotional wounds and to foster a better outlook on life in general. Some days are hard, like yesterday and this morning when I feel the loos they told me I would after ending my marriage. Being alone is hard for me, I've never really lived alone. I've always had roommates or didn't really stay home when I didn't. This is so very different for me. I do know that if it is too much, I have friends who would gladly let me sleep over with them until I felt better. I don't know how I would have made it without my friends. We are like sisters and would do anything for each other. That's a love and bond that I wish for all to experience. I will never be truly alone, because I have my freind family to lean on. It took me a while to realize this, but I'm so lucky to have them. I'm so lucky to have the parents and sister that I have. I'm working on being more grateful for what I have because that's more important that focusing on what I don't. We all need to appreciate the people in our lives more. I know I am. I would be in a very dark and horrible place without my friends, family, and sparkfriends. I love each and every one of them.
Saturday, December 21, 2013
It has taken me alot of tears and sleepless days to get here but I'm here. I'm to the point where I can clearly see the light at the end of the tunnel, and no it's not a train. I'm finally getting used to being alone in my house, it's starting to feel normal. I still may not know exactly what to do with myself most of the time, but I'm starting to figure it out. I had someone ask me Thursday why I keep punching myself in the face, in reference to why I keep hurting myself by not taking care of my health. Why do I feel the need to punish myself and abuse myself? She told me that once I figure that out, I'll be able to move forward and do what's right for me. So I've been thinking about what she is really asking me, why don't I feel like I'm worth it? How can I go all out and take care of everyone else, and not myself? At what point did I decide that I don't deserve to be healthy and happy? What could I have possibly done to make me feel like I deserve to feel the way I do?
Here is hat I've come up with so far, I'm trying to fill this void that I have felt for the longest time, so long that I'm not even sure when I didn't feel it. I've tried filling it with attention, both good and bad. I've tried filling it with food. I tried filling it by caring for others. I've tried all sort of things to make this hole go away, everything except figuring out why I felt it in the first place. Where did this come from? I know I've always been a sensitive person, and I take things personally when I shouldn't. As a kid, that makes things difficult when they really shouldn't be. I spent so much of my middle school and high school years dealing with being considered an outsider. It's an odd place to be, I'm a person who likes to interact with people, learn from them, and share with them. Where I'm from, having different ideas or beliefs can result in an onslought of social abuse. If you didn't agree with the top social circles then they made things hard. I never realized just how damaging that was until this past year. I never realized how that set me up to be in relationships where someone exploited the wounds from that time, and reinforced all the horrible feelings and thoughts I had about myself. Kids can be cruel, and as adults they wield words like weapons.
I have a list of things, unkind and untrue, about myself that overwhelm me when I feel down. That negative voice that keeps going and going until everything feels hopeless and I don't think I'm any good to anyone. Theses thoughts don't just derail me, they send me on two week binges where I eat everything I know is terrible for me and I don't take my diabetes meds. At at the end of it, I feel worse than I did before, which only reinforces all those bad thoughts I have about myself. How can I hate myself so much that I would damage myself so badly? I didn't do anything to deserve this, to feel like this, to believe such terrible things about myself. It took 9 years of being with someone who only sought to use how I felt about me to control me, to manipulate me, and use me to make me see that all those terrible things I believed about me were never true. Those were things people told me over and over so they could have power over me, so they could manipulate and control me. Words can cut so much deeper than we think. That's why I've decided to practice kindness, toward myself and everyone else. There's enough negative in this world, we all really need more kindness in our lives, especially from ourselves.
Today is the last day I'm going to choose to use food to drown the negative voices. Today those voices are going to be out of breath from exercising. They will be lost to the kind voices of my friends who support me, to the kind voice I'm fostering within myself, and to kindness I share with others. I will have my list of counter points, my truths, the awesome things about me, that I can repeat to drown out the negative voice until it no longer can be heard. I know it will take time and alot of effort but I really deserve to be healthy and happy.
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
I'm back to making changes around the house, I want to be able to host people without feeling embarrassed about my house. I painted on the kitchen and plan to finish it this week. Then I'll be on to another room. Today I'll be cooking so I don't go for fast food. I can't be trusted to order anything that isn't terrible for me.
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