Hey there everyone!

Happy Monday!  Are your jeans feeling as tight as mine are right now? Oh how I hate food hangovers.  Especially when I am not able to run them away.

The last few days have been a bit of a roller-coaster for me.  Lots of emotions swirling around, lots of news (both good and bad) and a bit too much idle time, eating my feelings.

The good news, well, my run club members are really motivated by our group fitness meet ups and excited for our potential runDisney participation in 2015.  I found out that my dad is a medical marvel and has a clean bill of health (essentially his body eliminated his gall bladder and made new connections to to work around not having a gall bladder all without surgery–crazy, right). I also received a few sweet, random messages from friends over the weekend, which really touched my heart.

The bad stuff, however, just laid me out.  I learned that my grandpa has taken a rather severe turn for the worse in the past few weeks.  I am going there on Thursday for a visit after being a bit delinquent on the visiting front in January due to being away for work and being exhausted.  I can’t even write more about it because I just can’t think/imagine my grandpa not being here, even though I know, deep down, that with his current health issues it is probably for the best.  My Achilles is still a problem.  It was throbbing all day on Friday, which really took the wind out of my sails.  After 2.5 weeks off, I thought for sure I’d be okay to start running a little bit again…but alas, my 8 minutes of running did me in (as an aside it didn’t hurt at when I ran).  I ended up doing something I haven’t in awhile.  I ate away my feelings in a big way.  It was obviously a silly thing to do and I even said so when it was in progress, but my emotions got the better of me.

At this point, I am really going to focus on the present more than ever.  I will eat healthfully after a weekend of emotional binge eating.  I will move for an hour a day and try to get my feel good chemicals rolling through my body, even if it isn’t in the way I prefer.  I will get my butt over to my grandparents house on Thursday and offer my help to my grandma and I will simply embrace whatever is coming and be grateful for all that I have seen, done and experienced with people I love.

~Princess Lisa


14 thoughts on “Roller-coasters

  1. Hey lady,

    Don’t be so hard on yourself for binging for a little bit. The real harm is when it is for a prolonged amount of time. A week or even two isn’t going to kill you and in all honesty, it sounds like it provided a little bit of comfort during this hard time.

    As for your injury, I think you should lay off it as much as possible. Like many of us, you have this tendency to want to just jump right back in but we must learn patience cuz you don’t want a worse injury just because you didn’t wait an extra week or two. A month off is better than a lifetime without it. You’ll be OK.

    Sorry to hear that about your grandfather but yay about your dad. It’s hard to watch the people we love grow older and less healthy and knowing it’s the natural course of life is not always what we want to hear. But spend the time with him as much as possible and as you say, be grateful for having him in your life as long as he is here.

    Be well.

    • Thanks for the lovely message my dear! It was very calming and therapeutic.

      I am going to my grandparents tonight (I rearranged some things) and I’m avoiding running until next Wednesday (which will be a month since this whole she bang started). If pain still exists, I’m going back to the doctor.

      You are right about the importance of patience and being kind to one’s self. I definitely need to do both given what is currently shaking down in my life.

      Thanks for the virtual hug and pep talk! I feel so much better already. *hugs*

  2. Hang in there and be patient with your injury. There will be days when it’s easier to deal with and days where it feels impossible, but you will get better. Use your extra time to spend with your family. You should’ve seen how much I ate yesterday!! But heck, it’s cold out.

    • Hah! I think everyone ate a lot on the weekend. Maybe the polar vortex caused a massive emotional eating weekend for us all!? 😉

      I am definitely working on my patience right now. I didn’t run last night and coached my run club from a stationary bike. They were very supportive and were okay with me coaching from there vs the side of the track, which was appreciated. 🙂

      Tonight I plan on going to visit my grandparents. I am prepared for it being sad and stressful, but I know that regardless of the state of my grandpa, it will all end up being ok as this world will keep on turning no matter what.

  3. There’s only so much in your life you can control. As for the rest, I truly believe everything happens for a reason. Perhaps your pesky injury is karma’s way of saying to spend some more time with your grandparents. I think you learn grace by how you handle both the good times and bad, but it’s always good to know you have shoulders to lean on whether they be real or virtual. Namaste my friend, all will work out as it should. 🙂

    • I too believe in karma and I thought of that idea — the injury coming now and my grandpa being sick now…as maybe this is a chance to spend time and give my grandma the support she needs. Thanks for the support Kimberley! 🙂

  4. Sending you the biggest hugs right now, Lisa. I know how challenging it is (as seen earlier in my post) when an injury sidelines you and it sounds like you have a lot going on in your life, too. Just remember to be kind to yourself and do what you can with what you are given. I’m sure that your grandparents will love having you. We all have slip ups due to emotional turmoil and the best thing about it is that you are AWARE. You’ve got this. ❤

    • Thanks so much! 🙂 I am overwhelmed by everyone’s support right now and it makes me feel like I can conquer whatever else life plans to throw on my plate. I think you make a very keen observation–being aware of the slip ups and where things are going awry is truly the key for coming back to a healthy balance of food. Thank you again for the kind words!

    • Agreed! Today is definitely a new day and it’s already going well–I didn’t have an Oreo at breakfast like yesterday! hah! 🙂 And I have a super healthy lunch and pre-workout snack so I am definitely embracing your advice today. 🙂 Thanks so much for sharing! 🙂

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  6. I’m sorry you’re going through stuff right now. Don’t feel bad about eating your feelings, I’ve been there too. I hope things start going a bit better and your foot feels better soon!

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