Another day, another month – Happy September! I love September, mainly because it’s my birthday month but it’s also when fall starts. In Texas, the weather doesn’t always start cooling off but we at least get out of the triple digits.
I have less than 2 weeks left of the 75 Hard Challenge! I’ll be honest, I’m ready to have a cheat meal. And to take a day off of my workouts. But I have really enjoyed the challenge and I hope this has created some lasting habits for me. I’m trying to figure out what to do after the challenge is over. I’m going to still do keto since it seems to be working for me so far. I would like to change up the workouts but I have a feeling I’ll still continue to walk or run, maybe not daily.
I want to be honest with y’all right now. I had some low points this weekend, first in a while, and it’s hard to shake it. It kinda started last week when Hurricane Laura was on her way. There was a weirdness in the air – my anxiety was high and I felt amped up all the time. Then Friday, I read that the actor Chadwick Boseman passed away. Something about a celebrated actor, superhero to many on and off the screen, passing from cancer really hurt. This is one of the many famous people I really enjoyed watching and following die this year. Add that to what’s going on and the imminent danger of death lurking with Covid, it just hit me wrong. I had to log off for the weekend and distract myself with a reupholstry project and TikTok videos. I slept a lot this weekend which was nice but I didn’t get a whole lot done. I have been feeling bad for my dog, Sara, because her life isn’t as enjoyable as it used to be since her Doggie Day Care closed in April and I know she’s bored and sad. You know how you are down and then everything slightly wrong starts creeping up on you? That’s what I was going through this weekend.
I let myself feel that this weekend because I think I needed to. I’ve heard and probably read somewhere how you have to let yourself feel the emotions you are feeling right then, especially sadness and despair, so that you can get through it faster. That’s what I did. I’m better this week so far – trying to keep my spirits higher. But there’s not anything wrong with feeling down, especially right now. There is no true light at the end of the tunnel for all of this and it’s stressful. It’s a test of our willpower and after 6 months of this, most of our willpowers are starting to weaken. Plus, no matter what you do, someone will tell you you’re not doing it right. But what is the saying, it’s always darkest before the dawn?
Lighter news, we are T-24 days until my 30th birthday. Should be interesting! I have the uplhostry project that I’ll post later and hopefully some recipes too. I haven’t cooked much lately and really need to get back into it.
I hope you all have a great week and start to your month! Wear your mask and be safe!