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baby1at35 posted:
I have no idea what is wrong with me. My job is going well... Boys are doing well.
Just can't shake the blahs. Maybe I need sunshine. It has been dreary , getting colder.
I always have a difficult time this time of year. Maybe I have that SAD. or I honestly feel a touch of it.
Just blah, blah , blah.....
Me (43) 2 busy boys 7 yrs and 6 yrs
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iocasta responded:
Sorry, it is a tough time of the year for you. It got cold in Chicago as well. We actually had a little snow yesterday. We woke to patches here and there in the garden, on rooftops and cars.
 
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mrswhitecastle responded:
I'm sorry you aren't feeling that great.

I always get the blahs in the Winter, but it usually doesn't start until January.

Have you been able to stick to your workout routine?
Emily (7) Elizabeth (5)
 
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baby1at35 replied to mrswhitecastle's response:
I haven't been able to stick to the workout and I am certain that is part of it.
I have to figure out a way to get a workout in.
I get off work at 1:30 but am starving as I don't eat lunch. So I come home /eat ect.
My thought is I would take a quick filler type lunch like tuna salad. Then I could go work out the gym is close to work and on the way to the boys' school.
I just feel like there is so much stuff at home to tend to.
I do work out on Thurs. nights while the boys do their martial arts. Not enough.
You know I think you are right my work out really helped my moods ect. Just feel sluggish, tired... Trying to adjust to being a working mom although I know only part time it still is an adjustment.
Okay I need to actually schedule my work outs!
Me (43) 2 busy boys 7 yrs and 6 yrs
 
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iocasta replied to baby1at35's response:
Bring a Luna bar with you to work eat that on the way to the gym. Go to the gym before going home. Exercise would help a ton.
 
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baby1at35 replied to iocasta's response:
Sounds like a good plan. I am eating a bigger breakfast since I do not eat lunch until late. If I eat a protein bar on the way to the gym I have an hour to workout and then can go get the boys.
So no more excuses. I have to manage my housework a bit better as well. We have been gone a lot at night lately too which is taking away a lot of my time.
Me (43) 2 busy boys 7 yrs and 6 yrs
 
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mrswhitecastle replied to baby1at35's response:
I think adding exercise will really help your mood. I know it helps mine. Sometimes, DH has sent me to the gym because I was in such a bad (to put it nicely) mood!

I really don't know how working mothers, especially single ones, are able to juggle it all. Good job!
Emily (7) Elizabeth (5)
 
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iocasta replied to baby1at35's response:
Housework will always be there. If you are feeling food physically and mentally it will get done. To get there you need to workout.
 
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cinder44 responded:
I was feeling this way last weekend & it lead to some comfort food eating so not so good for the weight loss. But I resolved to get up & get my work outs in this week. I do feel better than I did last weekend. It is cold here too but it has been sunny the past couple of days which helps.
Me, DH, DD(5), DS(5)


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