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The Low Down Dirties

I’ve been feeling kind of low lately.  Work has been dragging me down.  Long hours at the office and continued hours at home after work.  

Bottom line: I need to let go.

For the past three weeks I feel like I have been dragging a boulder around with me.  I have been schlumping around this city and my life like nothing good is going on.  While I know that’s not the truth, I haven’t been able to see anything but blah in my life.

Adding onto the craziness of work, I was told the other day that I will need to travel to India and then to Korea and then to Hong Kong in a few weeks.  Although I’m excited about the chance to reach those parts of the world, traveling to those places poses a whole other set of challenges as far as working out and eating is concerned.

But what is life without a little challenge and do I really want my only interest to be working out?  I’m more than this and more than only that.

My boyfriend told me to let all the bad energy go.  To not misunderstand opportunity in disguise.  To see the good things that are around me.  

I am a positive person at heart.

Today we decided to go to the gym.  I went to my gym, he went to his.  Before we left he said to me, “Christina: What have I told you before?  When you are in the gym, let it go.  Don’t focus on relationships, love, work, your boss, family, the city, the apartment.  All those things have positives and negatives.  Everything has two sides.  Focus on you.  Inside.  Let everything else go.”

And so I did.  I worked out in my gym.  There was hardly a soul there and so I could focus on my own.

By the time I got home, I figured I would do some grocery shopping and found someone had put a little something extra on the bottom of my list:

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I’m not crossing this one off because I am still shopping for it – everywhere.  I should always put some of it in my basket, but I should never have enough.

Stay focused and true.

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It has been so long…

For the past two weeks work has been an explosion of – well, work. I have been in the office early and have left the office late. Fortunately, my eating did not suffer but during the first week of work mania my workouts did.

This I cannot tolerate.

I used to be a morning worker-outer and then I started working with my trainer in the evenings. I started to like sleeping in and working out after the work day was done. However, in weeks like the past two, working 12 hour days and then hitting the gym was easy on Monday and completely not workable on Friday.

Last Friday I almost fell asleep on the train ride home and that never happens to me. Saturday and Sunday I was dragging and felt so sleepy but could not sleep. I was stressed about work and dreaming about it, too.

This past week was better. I managed to get in 3 weekday evening workouts and 2 weekend workouts.

Next week, though I have a new plan: Workout in the PM Monday and Tuesday. Wednesday I will rest and then Thursday, Friday , Saturday I will transition into an AM workout when I typically struggle to workout after work.

I hope this works.

I know that I need to be stronger than this. I need to workout even if I’m tired, but why couldn’t I? Why can’t I?

Should I?

How do you deal with getting to the gym when you’re zonked?