Fitness & Vanities

July 11: A Scatterbrained Day

Yesterday was such a scatterbrained day for me I preferred not to blog until my thoughts settled down. Do you ever have days like this when you just can’t seem to quiet down your thoughts? What finally worked to still the chatter was to lose myself in my headphones again, blasting loud dance music into my eardrums 🙂

I was bothered by a few things that really annoyed me: my deteriorating vision, my 11 lbs weight gain since December, and the fact that I really feel terrible 2 to 3 days after I do my cardio/weights exercises.

Okay fine, these changes come with middle-age (I am 44 y.o.). But I can’t let that label stop me from turning into a majestic swan. (Or a phoenix. I relate better to fire 🔥).

But seriously, this is what I know so far:

~  Contrary to mainstream knowledge our vision can improve instead of continue to deteriorate. I found this out accidentally when on vacation last December. I did some research afterwards and am truthfully happy to know that healing your eyesight is a possibility. I just need to look into this some more and decide what to do with this information.

~ I lost a hefty amount of weight last year on Keto & IF. But then it backfired. I was experiencing mid-cycle bleeding that was getting worse by the month, itchy skin rashes, and really bad insomnia. These symptoms disappeared right after I was no longer consistent with the protocol.

~  I really do not like the 2 to 3 days that come right after my cardio/weight exercises. I feel lethargic & down in the dumps. I’ve experienced this a few times already to conclude that, as far as movement and exercise go, I need to rethink my strategy.

Oh well, you win some you lose some. I guess it’s just one of those days when things are just a little less sexy. But that’s okay. The sun will come out tomorrow. It always does 🙂

I wish you all a sexy day and I’ll “see” you tomorrow.


8 thoughts on “July 11: A Scatterbrained Day”

  1. Nice post and YES – I get mind/thought-overload all the time. A few helpful hints from a 60-yr old broad (me – hee hee)…1) A small notebook that’s easy to carry around. I have been doing this for years and I notice when I forget to carry it – then I will build upon things I need to remember. The notebook allows me to jot a note in it related to the thought then let it go till later. The note needs to be strong enough that you will remember the whole train of thought you were carrying.
    2) I am a yo-yo weighter (yep – I just made that a new word haha). I usually put on the pounds in the winter months as that is my major “crafting” time. Working on handmade cards, knitting, crochet, beading, embroidery – however, all of these require seating for long periods of time – thus the gain. Spring brings on the heavy outdoor stuff – transplanting seed starts, starting new seeds, weeding and watering…all kinds of “sneaky” exercising activities. I also now have an indoor bike which I try to hit at least 10-15 min. everyday. I developed high blood pressure when I was about 55 since then I watch what I eat and (most important for me on some foods) how much I eat. I have also learned how to be happy with me. Up or down, doesn’t matter as much as happy or sad, so I concentrate on more work on the happy stuff and dropping as much of the worry stuff as possible.
    3) How are are you doing your cardio? Perhaps you are going too strong all at one time. Can you split it into small sessions may be over a few days – balance it all out instead of a cram slam? One thing I recently taught myself is the Kaisen Method (a book on Amazon I got through my Kindle free – but its worth any cost). It discusses the importance of small steps in everything. It’s been a rough transition for me the “gotta get it done yesterday” gal – but it is working. Breaking it down to the smallest steps, taking them one at a time to accomplish my big picture really works – I am proof of that. This also helped a ton with my runaway brain-train.
    Sorry if I got a bit long in my comment – but I have been where you are now and just wanted to help. Keep up the good work and great writing!

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    1. Ms Helberg, thank you SO much for sharing your thoughts! Thank you so much for taking time to read, for taking time to consider what I wrote and then taking even more time to reach out to me. Thank you SO much! Every comment on my blog is PRECIOUS and when people relate, and then share their own experiences I just get so happy I jump up and down. LOL! 😀 (I need to get out the house more obviously!) Thank you so much for the tips and they are indeed very helpful. Have a beautiful day!


  2. I know how disheartening weight gain can be, but better not to be sick. Where I started was to make my food and then before I started eating, I cut it in half and put half in the fridge for later. Even if later is an hour- it got me used to eating less.

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    1. That’s a great idea 🙂 I’m not into the portioning yet but rather what I eat in a day. Random slices of cheesecake or a bag of Lay’s here and there are definitely no longer allowed. LOL! My husband and eldest love to have these evil things at the ready at home so my first step was to avoid them at all cost 🙂 Making sure they are not visible seems to be working so far 🙂

      Thanks SO much for the encouragement, AJ 🙂 ❤ ❤

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      1. Oh yes! I try not to have those in my house too as otherwise they call my name and I end up eating them. Good for you for being able to resist them when they’re in the house!

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