"I (Frankie) didn't even realize I fell off until yesterday. I knew I was slipping a little, but thought I had it under control. I don't.
I'm not talking about booze or cigarettes or any other substance. I'm not talking about giving up on my work from home journey or my fitness journey. Breathe easy people. I'm talking about taking care of myself. Y'all already know that the first month of 2017 was not the greatest month for me. Well, February isn't really looking much better. My eating got a little out of control in January and I wasn't walking every day, but I fixed that. My eating is better and I'm back to my morning walk, but I'm still not really taking care of myself.
Let me tell you what made me realize this. One, my posts are getting written either the day before they are due to go out, or, in this case, the day they are due to go out. Not good. Two, I am so tired. I sleep and wake up and I swear I could lie down and go right back to sleep. Three, I'm not sleeping well. I'm having terrible nightmares and waking up all through the night. Four, I'm sensitive. I either cry or get mad at the drop of a hat. Five, all motivation to do ANYTHING is gone…just gone.
If you know me, you know that none of those things are me, especially for the past few months. I've been full of energy and motivation and I've been sleeping well and just feeling good in general.
So, I'm listening to my body and my body is telling me that I'm not taking care of me. It's telling me that eating healthy and exercising isn't always enough. Sometimes we have to do a little more because #HealthMatters so much. I'm not sure what my "little more" is right now, but I do know that I've got to find it. I'll be researching and trying to figure out what I need to do to get my groove back.
Share your stories and suggestions in the comments. It would help me so much to hear from y'all on this one.
Frankie and Andrea take turns sharing stories. Just good talk over a cup of coffee.