Monday, August 10, 2009

There Just Isn't Enough Chocolate in the World

You know those days when you just feel down for no particular reason? I am having one of those days. I have been keeping myself busy to try to kick myself out of this funk. Still it doesn't seem to be working. I probably need to go exercise. That would probably do it. I would rather try to drown my depression in chocolate. Maybe hook myself up to an IV of it. :) But really I know there isn't enough chocolate in the world to really make this bum feeling go away.

I guess that leaves me with exercising. Did I mention I am not in the mood to exercise? All the more reason to do it. I know. It is even more important for my mental health than my physical health and frankly my body could use it too.

Maybe if I just go put the clothes on... That is usually the hardest part right? Noble and Lauren are both asleep. Now is my chance. Come on Steph! Get your bootie up and go get dressed and take Nike's advice and JUST DO IT!

Okay. I am going to publish this post and go do it. If you are reading this and feeling the same way go put your tennis shoes on and join me ok? I'll add to this post after I am done to let you know if my exercise did the trick of pulling me out of my funk and clearing my head. Maybe if I can get my head clear I can even make some decisions to answer questions that are currently wrestling around in my mind.

Added at 7:00 p.m.

Okay I did it and I do feel so much better. Endorphins are great. The blah is temporarily gone. Hopefully the high will last me for a while. Or at least until tomorrow. Getting started really is the hardest part. Once I got on the treadmill, my planned 20 minute leisurely walk turned into a 40 minute power walk. Now I need to go shower before the little people wake.

Go make yourself sweat today! You will thank yourself later!


Christina said...

Oh Steph!!! We are kindred spirits...I am having a *day* (week??) myself and used the EXACT quote to my sister today "There just isn't enough chocolate in the world!" to make me feel better today! Huge hugs!!!!!! Here's to a better tomorrow for both of us! :)

Bacardi Mama said...

Just do it, girl!!

MelancholySmile said...

It's rather comforting to know I'm not the only one thinking those exact same thoughts at the exact same moment... as soon as I can get my kiddos out of my hair, I'm hoping to go for a run and kick this blah feeling. Hope it works for you, too!

Presley family said...

I just love you. I miss you and every lesson I prepare to teach for RS I think of you and all of the yummy things you would bring in. Now, on to this post. I am there with you girl!!! I was soooo good for a while and then Collin got out for school, seizures, no nurse, excuse, excuse, need more. So, in this next week I am going to take your challenge and start my morning walks up Signal Hill again. There is just something about walking and looking at the ocean that just seems to start your day right.

Lori said...

Hello Steph,
That feeling is like a double edge sword for me. Experience has taught me that when it comes someone close to me is having a hard time or I'm about to receive some disheartening news myself. The positive of it is that I feel Heavenly Father knows that some of us really need a "heads up" before the event hits. I guess I'm in that group. I'm glad that my Heavenly Father knows me so well. It's also a blessing when I am able to figure out who is in need when the "feeling" is not for me.

chanel said...

i finally did it and got mastitis- huge nursing boobies don't like the sports bra. :( just another reason to not work out- i'll let the baby eat my extra calories instead. but i do miss that endorphin feeling!

I hope you feel better.