Monday, May 5, 2014

Monday Me Day

Today I had a wonderful Monday.
I slept a wonderful deep sleep and awoke fresh.
I went for a 2.5km run and then went to my Personal Training Session ( what?! You say. "you are RUNNING" - Yup, and I will post about that later).

I came home and started to prepare for meeting a pal for coffee, that's when "it" erupted.
A cluster of cold sores.
I immediately sent a text taking a rain check for coffee.
Luck would have it, the zovirax actually was where I thought it would be!
Surely this was a sign?
I had been so good and this was my reward.
This called for some celebration whilst the magic cream did its work.
I snuggled down for a relaxing afternoon, sewing in ends of a crocheted rug I am making and sipping spicy chai.
There was a cheesy midday movie to watch (yay),  it was raining outside, but warm and safe inside.
What a wonderfully simple day. I took in every moment of it and feel so good.

How was your Monday?

Sunday, May 4, 2014

A picture Paints a thousand words and sometimes sends you screaming!

It has been a while since I blogged,  probably the biggest break I have had since I started this little blog way back.  You see I have been a bit "blah" about blogging, my mojo seemed to up and go.  I haven't really crafted much either and not understanding how to upload my photos from my new phone (which is the main camera I seem to use lately) has really reduced post fodder.

I have however, been actively embracing change in my own life. You might recall I went to Perth in the summer. A trip that gave me a wonderful opportunity to meet up with one of my favourite bloggers Bronwyn from Taylor Made.  We caught up at a local cafe in Mandurah, along with me I took my eccentric MIL who entertained us with her crazy stories.  It was a lovely day, we went from virtual friends to real life friends and of course, as bloggers do - we took photos. 

And you know how they say a picture paints a thousand words?  Well Bronwyn looked beautiful but who was the blimp next to her? Holy snapping turtles!!!! It was ME! The picture screamed  at me  "HEY FATTY BOOM STICKS"!!!! OMG!!

It certainly put a rocket under me and I have taken on a new attitude to living.   Hooley dooley, how the hell did I get this fat? 

Well let me tell you how.  It all comes down to not looking after my mental health.  I have blogged about my anxiety disorder in the past, so some readers might be familiar with this GAD (generalised anxiety disorder). Ironically, I am a mental health worker who works with folk in their recovery.

So the time had come for me to walk my own talk.
My mental health is very driven by hormonal swings, PMS (hide the ice picks) is just awful, pregnancy and post birth ugh!  But now I am in a peri -menopausal phase and it SUCKS like nothing else has sucked before!

Not long before this photo, I had a spate of panic attacks - one was so severe that I raced to my GP at 8.30am thinking I was having a heart attack. Stupidly, I mistook it for a panic attack.  I got over it and went along with business, just dealing with the swings as they rose and dipped.  This photo came along and then, only then through the tears and sobs did I finally admit I was really really miserable. It was time for action and big change.

So here I am, a little down the track and feeling the change kick in.  I won't bombard you all with a HUGE post of my changes, I'll save that for the coming weeks.  I will say though, that old expression "scales fall from my eyes" - indeedy! I have never felt so good in my life, things look so different.

So about that blogging mojo? I am going to start a course with Pip so I am hoping to learn some new things about blogging to spruce up my style and move on into the wave of blogging. So, I am back friends and looking forward to connecting and sharing some more.

Miss P xx