Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Rambling and Numbing

Doesn't that title just grab ya? I'm feeling kind of out of it the last couple of days. My mind is just drawing absolute blanks on things to post. Maybe it's the fact that the holidays just ended. Maybe it's the fact that I let myself get into the bad habit of staying up way, way, way too late and then sleeping in so now my routine is totally out the door, and I'm having to get up for work early but I'm still going to bed way too late. Maybe it's the fact that I haven't stopped putting food in my face for about 3 weeks now and my body probably needs a major fast just to clear it of all the excess. Maybe it's the fact that I majorly need to get some fresh air and exercise. And just maybe it's because the wind has been howling for two days and I mean howling, and that changes the air pressure which changes the pressure in my head to one which causes pain.

Do you think that's enough excuses? Sheesh!

In thinking on and addressing the above, I am sorta appalled at myself seeing how unhealthy I have let myself get in the last 6 months. I'm getting aches and pains that I've never gotten before. But seeing as I hate to make New Year's resolutions, because I just set myself up for failure and then feel even worse, I have basically avoided taking a good look at where I'm sorta sitting right now and how I've done things in this last year. But no more, I feel I must take a look. So in view of that, I think I need to make more definite, defineable, acheiveable goals for some personal areas. I'll post them tomorrow, just 'cause I know you will a shrivel up if you don't know my goals. Ya. More like to keep me sorta accountable. But for today, I think I'll pray on my thoughts a bit and see what God puts on my heart, which sorta falls into my seeking Him more from the post mentioned above.

Boy can I get anymore run-on and rambling in this post?

Yes, okay, let's see. I so enjoyed Katrina's Fall Into Reading Book Challenge, and seeing another is not being done until spring, I thought I'd just keep challenging myself for now. The challenge really helped me to focus a bit more, although I did peter out in reading in December, but again, I'm just blaming it on all the things mentioned in the first paragraph of this very rambling post. Anyway, I've read of a few people who made a year's reading list and I think I will do that too. I'll post it in my sidebar under the exotic title of "Enriching My Mind". I'll post what I'm reading, what's next on the list, and then keep a running list. Just for my own encouragement. And I'm going to make a goal of 30 books for this year. I might up that, I'll have to see, but I'd like to have at least 5 of those be non-fiction. At the end of the year we'll, or I'll, see how I've done.

So, now that I've totally numbed your minds, I'll sign off and get to the seeking God part of my goal. Have a wonderful day and if you have any ideas on how to motivate me back to some exercise, have at the comments.

20 comments:

momrn2 said...

I've found myself in a very similar slump. One I am tired of. I have come up with a plan I'm going to try. I'll try and get an e-mail off to you today with the details! Let me know what you come up with!!

Hang in there. Chin up friend!! We're in this... together!

Beck said...

I made myself a rocking exercise mp3 playlist, and I'm bribing myself with the promise of EXCELLENT NEW CLOTHES once I'm all increibly fit and everything. Would that work>

Julie said...

I have and idea: You can take walks with me! I walk every day anyway, and the company would be great. Just a thought.

BTW ~ The fan-cleaning method you shared over at Barb's was great. I can personally verify that I've HEARD that the method works very well. Assuming there is a vaccum cleaner available to suck the stuff off the floor. I mean, that's what I've HEARD and all...

You might want to consider it for a "Works for Me Wendesday" over at Shannon's. (Just another thought for ya...)

Susanne said...
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Susanne said...

Julie: you're cracking me up here.

Barb said...

Well, between you and Julie, I think I have a plan for cleaning those fan blades now. :-) Now why didn't I think of that?

I know what you mean about a slump. Mine tends to be that I can actually go WEEKS without leaving this house. That would drive most people nuts but I'm the world's most confirmed homebody. Sometimes just a drive in the car is all it takes to snap me out of it.

We STILL have Christmas goodies around here. I'm giving it until this weekend is over and then they're toast. Out of here! Except for the big wooden bowl of nuts. Those I could never ever toss. Those I will eat. All by myself. Sigh.

It's hopeless, actually. Good luck!

marmeesez said...

Susanne,

I'm feeling a little in a slump myself, having a hard time getting back into any sort of routine.
I've been up way too late for too long also.

I like your book goal idea, interested to see what you tackle.

happy 2007!
Jenny
www.homeiswhereyoustartfrom.blogspot.com

gail said...

I can relate! The non-stop eating of food has just got to stop with me, my kids stay up way late so I try to as well but I'm wearing out on that. I SO need to start walking but hate doing it by myself....wish we all lived closer!

Linda said...

Well, everyday can't be our best post day. Anyway, I'm to the point that if you don't post I'm wondering why. Many of us are slumping now. We will link arms and slump through this.

Tracy Hurst said...

I'm right there with you. I am getting over the post holiday blues, tired of stuffing my face with any chocolate morsel that I can find and I am in the middle of cleaning my kitchen cabinets (yikes!) and putting away all my Christmas stuff! Thank goodness we have Jesus!!! Blessings to you!

Tracy Hurst said...

I'm right there with you. I am getting over the post holiday blues, tired of stuffing my face with any chocolate morsel that I can find and I am in the middle of cleaning my kitchen cabinets (yikes!) and putting away all my Christmas stuff! Thank goodness we have Jesus!!! Blessings to you!
www.tracyhurst.com

Dianne said...

Yep, I'm feeling the need to get moving here too! I haven't really been in a slump though - that usually hits me later in January and lasts and lasts and lasts.

Janice (5 Minutes for Mom) said...

I am having a hard time getting back to a routine too. School and other classes haven't started yet though so right now I am just trying to get my crazy mess of a house under control!!!

Sounds like you have a good plan though - and no worries - you didn't numb me with your post!! :)

PS - glad to hear that you like the idea of the HTML book. :)

Chris said...

You have described well how I felt most of last week!

Everything in me is screaming routine again pleaseeee!

Kathleen Marie said...

Motivate your for good health. Read some of my pasts post on my heart ordeal... and think of spring just around the corner and all those cute spring outfits you will want to wear...just picture it in your mind for awhile and think how depressed you'll be when they don't fit.

But, most importantly remember that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit and needs to be treated as such. You are worth it!

God Bless!

MugwumpMom said...

Methinks it's January...post Christmas blahs and all that...and can totally relate to what you're saying. Feel like I haven't stopped stuffing my face since well before the holidays and now feel like I'm risking falling into the "ah who cares" rut.

Tammy said...

Oh Susanne, I hear ya! (And so do many others as you can see by the number of replies here!)
That first paragraph totally describes me...I won't even venture on the scale right now and I so need to get this body back into motion! And like Barb said...I was still finishing up these last Christmas treats...hey, can't be wasteful! (sigh)

Oh, and I basically didn't read much of anything after Thanksgiving, myself...

But anyway, I think once we make that first baby step in the right direction with everything, the momentum will maybe kick in? I hope so! :)

Jen said...

Like your sidebar reading list
the way u have set it up
wonder if I can be so clever too

Shalee said...

Susanne,

(Chomp, chomp)(hear this with mouth full voice) What do you (swallow) mean that (chomp, chomp) you can't (smack lips) quit eating? I've (slurp!) never heard (swallow) of anything (slurp!) so ridiculous (burp) in my life! (Ahhh) I've got no problems here. (unbuttons pants just to breathe)

Yeah, I'm right there with you, friend. I'm going to start walking before I can only ROLL down the street.

Sarah said...

I was sure I commented on this post...maybe Blogger had a coniption, lol.

I so feel like you describe, cooped up inside for so long eating rubbish and getting no exercise. I think that's why it's so tempting to set up a myriad of 'improving' resolutions for the New Year after Christmas.