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It’s me again…

I know it’s been a LONG while but I ebb and flow with this whole blog thing. Some days I have plenty of time to write and other days, it falls by the wayside and it becomes way too long of a break.

I’m diving back in today because I’m feeling like a fresh start is needed. I’ve been on a bit of a downward spiral these past few weeks — everything is feeling like it’s closing in on me and something needs to change NOW.

My biggest issues are my weight, my work, and money. Typical stressors in daily life (for me at least) and I can usually handle them when they come one at a time…but for the past month or so, they’ve all been hitting me hard and I’m feeling like I’m overwhelmed constantly. Not able to breath in enough air to feel like my lungs are full. Not enough money to keep afloat in the Bay Area anymore. What are my options now?!

Anyway…I’m trying to embark on a few different paths that I hope will make this stress melt away (a little bit more than it is now). I’m really interested in getting my weight under control. I’ve always been a bit overweight but after having my son ~21 months ago, it’s been a struggle to get it back to the pre-pregnancy weight. You see, I did really well right after his birth. I had only gained ~25 pounds and after a month, I was back down to my pre-pregnancy weight. It was nice to know that it wasn’t too bad and relatively easy to do but in the months after, I’ve crept back up the scale. Now I’m ~35 pounds from my pre-pregnancy weight and it’s starting to really affect my daily life. I don’t want to be the overweight mom that can’t keep up with her very active 21 month old son. I want to be that active mom that smiles and runs with their child. So in order to do that, I’m going to make a concerted effort to carve out time to go to the gym Monday through Friday while at work. I rarely take lunch so hopefully carving out 30-45 minutes will be something I can do. I just need to do SOMETHING.

I’ll talk about some of the other issues as the week goes on…just want to set a benchmark of where I’m at.


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