Thursday, January 06, 2011
Ever just have one of those days?
**Illustration by Clay Sneller**
Ever have one of those days? Well excuse me for just a moment while I throw a really brief pity party. . .
I'm usually a REALLY upbeat, optomistic, look-on-the-bright-side, pick-a-friend-up kind of person. You'll rarely see me without a smile on my face. But every now and then, I just have one of those days . . .or weeks. . . . !
I am tired & grumpy, have absolutely zero energy, and am craving the hell out of every single sugary abomination known to man. I have only worked out one time this week because my energy levels have been soooo low, and the lack of exercise makes me feel even worse!
I KNOW that I will pull through this shortly. I KNOW that it's just my thyroid levels screwing with me combined with turning the "strict" dial up on my food choices - but MAN - something has got to give!
Having no energy combined with being tired and grumpy is bad enough - but when you add to that the intense cravings that I'm fighting off at every turn, I swear I'm a walking Mood Swing!
So now it's time to turn on my Optomism switch! What do I need to do to fix this funk?
I'm drinking lots of water and eating extra fat (to help with the cravings), getting to bed super early and making sure I get a minumum of 8 hours of sleep a night (even if that means that I miss a workout. . .), and trying to convince my neurotic Type A brain that missing a few workouts while trying to get my sleep/clean eating habits/meal timing back on track is not going to kill me.
I'm on Day 6 of my Whole102, and I know that this is the "rough patch" - especially considering the fact that I really overdid the sugar on New Year's Eve. . . meaning that there's even more crap trying to clear out of my system then usual. So I'm going to "Suck it up, Buttercup", Push onward and upward, and hopefully be back to my normal up-beat sane self that's not plagued by sugar demons w/in the next day or so :)
You may be asking yourself WHY I'm sharing this pity party with the world - well I guess it's because I want those who follow my blog to see that I struggle too! If every single one of my posts were about sunshine and rainbows and puppydogs (Paleo is Great! CrossFit is Great! Weightlifting ROCKS!. . . I got a PR! . . . you get the point), it would be a little bit unrealistic. If I'm going to maintain an open an honest blog, I figured I should probably be sharing the "down's", few and far between as they are, as well as all of the "UP'S" that go along with a Whole30 stint, CrossFit Workouts, etc!
So what do YOU do to pick yourself up out of a funk? I know we all have them from time to time - I'm open to any and all suggestions!
Posted by Christie at 3:15 PM