Hi everyone, I'm sorry it's been so long since my last post.
Since then things have gone downhill, I've been very moody, depressed, strange, tired, confused, anxious, snappy and just plain unhappy 😔.
Turns out going off the contraceptive pill can do this (wish the dr had mentioned it). It's been 3 very long months of bickering and arguing with my loved ones.
I decided yesterday to see if it could be the side effects of going off the pill and low and behold I found a forum of 81 pages of women going through similar symptoms as I have and still am.
Now I know I'm feeling a little better and there's a light at the end of the tunnel. Many women say it takes about 6-8 months to get back to "normal ".
Upside: I'm off to France tomorrow morning with my love (hopefully still loves me at the end of this holiday). It's been very hard on him ( I'm sorry 😐).
Note to self… Eve you are going back to a city you love ❤️ be HAPPY 😊.
Ever think you should have let the psychologist lead the way in the session?
I was going in to do more schema- therapy and rescripting but I did not stop talking. I just kept rambling on and telling her this and that. She did ask questions but I kept veering off , maybe I was subconsciously avoiding delving deep into the past again and having all those feelings resurfacing. Funny thing is that I actually wanted to do the schema-therapy and rescripting again, I was fully prepared.
I know, I know , you are thinking , it’s good to talk to your therapist, they may notice something in your rambling?
But now I only have 4 sessions left that are subsidised by Medicare. So I really need to make sure I use them wisely.
I am continuing the challenge to be able to run 5km in 8 weeks.
It’s getting more difficult obviously because the running distance and time is stretched out further every week. The entire exercise only takes 30 minutes but it started at 1 1/2 min jog/ 1 1/2 min walk now it’s 5 min jog/ 3 min walk and I’m feeling it 😓. But I’m also very proud that I’m not giving up 😁.
Thank you to all of you for your encouragement.
Day 2 & 3 of my C25K 8 week challenge. I’m not sure if I’m keeping up to date with the challenge. Last week, I had some time off from the gym to spend quality time with my man before he left for his holiday .
Now that I have more time this month to do a lot of things (due to a slow month at work), I plan on hitting the gym more. I’m cooking more and baking more and freezing snacks. Otherwise, I would stuff my face with sugary and salty junk.
I eat when I’m bored and starve when I’m stressed. So, now I’m prepping food.
Anyway here’s my results on my C25K challenge.
Thanks for joining me on this journey of self discovery.
This week I’ve started week 3 of my C25K challenge. It was a bit more challenging this time stretching the jogging intervals to 90 seconds and then 3 minutes. The time was less , 28 minutes instead of 31. It must be a way of putting variety into the session.
Here are my results
Less time and I still got over 4km. So I’m happy about that .
I survived 10 minutes on the dreaded stair machine… really I hate it but to build up my butt muscles it’s the best.
Sticking to my goal…
Today felt a lot easier than yesterday… I’m feeling great!
I’m following Discovering Your Happiness and she has a fitness goal to reach, it’s great to see her get closer and closer to it. So, I decided to follow suit.
My goal is to run (or at least jog) 5 km in 8 weeks. I have downloaded the C25K app (couch to 5k) and I started it yesterday. I got to 4km on the treadmill in 30mins jog/walk 1min/90secs with 4 minutes warm up at the beginning (which I ran :)) and 4 minutes cool down. My average speed was 7.25km/hr.
My aim is for fitness not weight loss, I may (see I said “may”) try a charity event some time in the near future.