Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Funky Town

I'm in a funk this week, hence the lack of posting. I think realizing that it's been over a month since my injury & I'm still not running (and - still in a lot of pain) is getting me down. I also feel like I spend a huge portion of my day trying to squeeze all of the necessary appointments in (physical therapy, personal training, follow up doctor's appointment to meet with a specialist), and it's stressing me out with work. The boys summer school got moved to a different elementary school due to last minute construction, so I'm now adding an addition 30+ minutes each way on to the day to make that happen. Not to mention that Nick's been sick, Sam's had multiple hearing checks due to a concern about his hearing, dentist appointments, etc. Sometimes it just feels impossible to juggle everything.

Add in the fact that I am just generally frustrated with my foot & not running, & it's rough. I made an appointment with a specialist, & I finally get to meet with him tomorrow. I'm very excited to at least get an opinion from someone who completely understands the injury, versus my general practitioner. Wish me luck.

Enough moaning & groaning in this post. I do not have the balls to post my current outfit picture, because it's just too tragic. I only have one pair of jeans that I can wear with flats/running shoes (I'm out of the boot until I meet with the specialist tomorrow & he can determine what's causing the pain), & I wore those yesterday. Which means today, I'm wearing a pair that is all gather-y at the bottom. With running shoes. At work. Which I am not a fan of. I feel like I don't look pulled together or professional. Anyway, here's what I wore yesterday. . . the fashion disasters continue.

  • Pink sweater - Jcrew
  • Blank short-sleeved shirt - Loft
  • Mixed metal necklace - Nordstrom
  • Jeans - 7, Dojo cut
  • Shoes - New Balance
I did manage to work out yesterday, & did 60 minutes on the elliptical + 25 minutes on the bike. My trainer is sick & had to cancel today's session, but I'll be doing cardio + weights.

Yesterday was a good eating day - I'm obsessed with the protein smoothies at the gym, & get them as my reward when I work out. I know, food should never be a reward, but whatever. I need the motivation, folks. :-)

  • Breakfast - sauteed spinach & egg on a bagel thin + fruit & coffee
  • Lunch - protein smoothie + salad
  • Snack - hummus, carrots & a handful of mini Dr Krackers
  • Diner - 2 mini burgers + corn
  • Snack - grapes
Yeah for life! Because I'm in a funk, I'm going to make a list of all of the things making me happy right now.
  • The sunshine. Finally. In Seattle. Perfectly timed for the first day of summer.
  • That my youngest son (Nick) didn't cry this morning when I dropped him off at his new school. He had a hard time with the transition to a different place/different kids/different teachers yesterday.
  • I'm going on vacation with my parents & my husband in a few weeks, and I'm so excited. One thing I've noticed about having kids is that it's really hard to have adult conversations, so my parents rarely get a chance to talk to us and/or spend any adult time together, and we all get along well. Can't wait.
  • We're taking the boys to Disneyland this summer! I've been dying to do this, and so happy that we finally got the dates worked out.
  • My weight is the lowest it's been in 6 years, and I only have 1.6 pounds of baby weight left. Almost there!!
  • That I'm FINALLY seeing a foot specialist tomorrow. First step on the road to recovery & running again.
  • I'm going on a girls trip mid-July, and I could not be more excited about it. My sister, my best friend, + me. Sitting in the sunshine. Drinking adult beverages. Enjoying the cabana. Eating at fancy restaurants. Dressing up. Laughing. Having time to spend together. Yes!!
There is more, but I'll start with that. How do you cheer yourself up when you're in a funk?


  1. You are still cute as can be, funk or not! Glad you finally get to go to a specialist, hopefully they'll get you all fixed up ASAP!!

    As for getting yourself out of a funk, I am definitely in one right now too. BOO to that! Your happy list makes me smile though, maybe I should make one.

  2. Nice job on the weight loss! Sounds like your one busy lady. I have a similar schedule, minus the kids. That may sound less busy, but somehow we figure out how to fill up all our time!

    When I'm in a funk, I buy a new outfit. Works every time. :-)

  3. I think you're doing fantastic for dealing with an injury. You have so much going on and you seem like you're handling it all great!

    And who says food can't be a motivation for working out? That person is no fun at all :)

  4. Wow, only 1.6 lbs to go! That's fantastic!