Saturday, March 26, 2011

A funk

When i was a child, all the way up to my adulthood i could write about anything. I could write a 2 page essay on a paperclip. I spilled my drama filled teenage years onto page after page in my diaries. I favored writing for the high school newspaper over sports. Anything that got my juices flowing, i could write about (paperclips and all). But lately i am not feeling the flow, the zone, the inspiration. Yes, it's a funk.

I usually get these funks because something is out of balance. I am in a constant state of evolution as i strive for balance in all areas of my life. I never really come full circle and let out a big sigh of relief and say, "I have total balance today -i am superwoman!" Because the truth is you don't. You simply can't control everything. But you can strive for it.
My six areas look like this...

As i dissect my six areas, i seem to find the culprit... body and home.

Body. The word body is litteraly screaming at me. After my kick butt CrossFit session on Wednesday, i woke up to utter soreness. Soreness that was unbearable. I walked like a 90 year old woman with constipation. Yes that hidious!

Because of this i had to skip my 9 mile on thursday and my Saturday 18 mile with the running club. I have not run since Monday!!!! I never knew how much running put my life into balance, until now.

My body is also shouting one more thing... CHANGE YOUR FREAKIN' DIET! I eat fastfood, drink too much caffeine, eat processed foods daily, and don't drink enough water or eat enough vegetables and fruit. I am a bad bad running girl.

Home. I have dishes piled up from Wednesday night. Four full laundry baskets overflowing with clean clothes from last Sunday, an empty refrigerator, a play room full of disorganized toys and a patridge in a pear tree. We've eaten more pizza and thrown-together meals this week, than any other week since the new year.
My time management is not very manageable these days. So this Saturday, i am doing a overhall of my two problematic areas.

I will run today. If i can't run, I will walk. If i can't walk, I will crawl.
I will stop eating fast food but allow myself 1 cheat day.
I will drink water instead of caffinated drinks.
I will research athletes diets and find out what they eat.
I will use 2 hours today, to do dishes, laundry, mop, vacuum and organize toys.
I will grocery shop for healthy foods today, and organize 5 meals for the week.
I will buy fresh flowers for my beautiful home.

I will have balance in my life again.

Do you ever get in an unbalanced funk?
What do you do to get out of it?
What does your favorite running diet look like?

1 comment:

  1. I often get that way- am working on organizing the house right now! My diet is bad right now too, though I am trying! Great post! Loved this: I will run today. If i can't run, I will walk. If i can't walk, I will crawl.