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Alone With Myself

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

The kids are still sleeping, but I'm up...the baby walked into my bedroom at 5am and completely threw off my sleep. After putting her back to bed, I tried to fall back asleep. It didn't happen. My mind was filled with all the planning I have to do for the class I am tutoring. After lying in bed for what seemed like an eternity times infinity, I finally got up and enjoyed a quiet breakfast at 7:30am since I couldn't fall back asleep. That homemade bran muffin was GOOD and now I'm feeling full. My husband just left for work. "Smooches baby! Have a great day!" Now, my running shoes are calling my name but I want to go back to sleep. What do I do? I lie down, write this blog and mentally prepare to sweat-out like a mad woman with Coach Nicole for at least 30 minutes. I'm gonna pull my butt off this warm, cozy mattress and get it in high gear. This workout is for me and I am worth it.

I am naturally an extrovert. People energize me, but I am learning throughout this weight loss journey that I need my alone time. I need to be away from my kids, away from my husband, away from my respnsibilities and just BE. Now more than ever I am eager to sit quietly without any interruptions, mainly because my day is filled with so many of them. So, I'm alone with myself right now reveling in the beauty of a new day where the sun is shining, great things await, I'm alive and life is good.
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    Hey girl! Way to go for getting out of the bed and working out! I have been told to just TRY IT for 10 minutes and if you still aren't feeling like working out then stop...but at least TRY! That's 10 minutes you got in instead of none right? So way to go! Also since you are new to SP I just wanted to give you some tips about SP and how blogs work...If you like something someone says about your blog and you want to comment on that, you have to actually go to that persons page and either comment on their main page or send them an email. No one will ever see your response if you respond to your own blog. Once I read a blog and comment, I never go back and read it again or any one else's comments...see what I mean? You will get notified if someone sends you a reply on your blog, but we won't get notified if you respond back to us on your own blog. You have to speak directly to each person. Same with picures. If someone likes your pictures and comments on them, in order to thank them, you have to go to their page and do that. Does that make sense? lol Hope I haven't confused you! Oh and one last thing...if someone posts a comment on your page (the main page) you also have to respond back to them on their page. The only thing we get notified about is if you write a blog, or post something in your daily thread. It's a lot to learn but once you get the hang of it, it's easy. I just don't want you to post all these comments on your own page and wonder why no one responds...lol it's because they can't see that you responded, not because they don't care:) God bless and keep working hard! You won't regret it! And keep taking time for yourself alone...it's awesome!
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    Comment edited on: 8/21/2011 8:33:00 AM
    Great first blog! You will be so pleased with how far you've come, so don't be afraid to take starting pics and measurements and anything else you want to measure against in the future.

    You can do it!
    3115 days ago
    I agree! Alone time is so beneficial and necessary! It helps me refocus and keeps me going!

    I just read the intro on your homepage and I'm a homeschooling mom too. Woo hoo!
    3115 days ago

    Comment edited on: 8/17/2011 4:03:06 PM
    Thanks ladies for your comments! I am new to the site and trying to incorporate blogging into my life. Journaling is so cathartic...and I'm glad to start this new process. Hopefully I will have lost more weight this week. Either way, I will keep pushing along knowing that my goals are only a few more squats and push ups away.
    3115 days ago
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    I completely understand needing a breather to be yourself away from the constant distractions and needs (even just for hugs or snacks or cups of water) when you have little ones about. I'm glad you realize that it's something to be prioritized. Have fun with Coach Nicole today!
    3116 days ago
    My sons have grown up on me, but I still have my alone time everyday. I have a beautiful bedroom that is designed for relaxing. Inspiration on the walls, comforting music and sweet memorabilia all over my room. Pictures of happy times and a book full of my blessings. I would not have survived life without them. We should all create our own time and space in life. emoticon emoticon
    3116 days ago
    Yes life is good! I find also that I need alone time, even if it is just a few minutes where I can motivate myself to stay ontrack with the weight loss plan and tell myself I am worth it! I also am a homeschooling mom. I drive a school bus part time so it is kinda ironic! Have a blessed day! emoticon
    3116 days ago
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