Last week, I left you in a state of mental anguish over my body issues. I was waving the white flag to my brain and asking it to stop negatively critiquing me. And when that didn’t work, I called in the reinforcements to try and make it all better.
I know this may sound evil of me, but misery loves company. It really does. However, I kind of put a twist on it a little to make something positive out of my own created nightmares. If you can remember in some of my early blog posting days, I had a friend-call, kinda like a sponsor to talk to when things weren’t going well. We both had our own battles to fight, and our phone calls would help set us back on the right path…..at least for a little while.
I reached out by text, and thankfully my friend was very eager to talk, which means things weren’t going so hot in her life either, and it made me feel good that she was back in the trenches with me. I know that seems really selfish, but at least I can admit it here and to her. I listened for a while about what she’s been dealing with and then she listened back when it was my turn. By the end of the call, we were both saying, ‘man, we’re like twins!’and we both agreed that we needed to reset ourselves away from people, then slowly re-introduce ourselves again with set boundaries, so we don’t get triggered as easily as we have been lately.
I felt less alone after that phone call, and I can’t stress this enough to all of you people reading this out there, find a friend like mine and cherish them for the rest of your life. They love you at your best and will pick up the phone for you when you’re at your worst.
So I listened to our collective advice and the rest of my week has been pretty darn quiet. It’s just been my regular exercise routine, plus I’m back on my old salad lunches with anything I want for dinner. I get the feeling of eating the foods I like but maintaining my weight. It feels healthier. Also, I want to take up soccer again, to get into my cardio shape from 1.5 years ago now. Wow! Time has flown by…….And before I go down a rabbit hole of a mid-life crisis, I’ll stop there because I know myself all too well.
P.S. I’ll try and be less serious and funnier next time. I PROMISE! It’s just been raining every day for the last two weeks, and it’s driving me into the fetal position. Send good vibes my way and for the sun to make an appearance in the near future….Thanks!
Thanks for following my adventure of Being Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired. If you have any questions, I’m just an email away. Also, if you want to read from DAY ONE, CLICK HERE!