1. tierney

    So many things you say resonate with me because of, well, this whole chronic pain thing. When I work a typical day, there’s zero chance I do anything active. The way I look at it is: if I exercise before work, I’m physically exhausted at work, if I exercise after work, well- I’m not because I’m too tired.

    I’ve just made a conscious effort to eat way better. Most of my dinner recipes (unless I’m BBQing) come from skinnytaste.com. So much of it is quick, easy and cheap but most importantly, healthy. Since I don’t have the physical capacity to fit in regular exercise, I just decide to eat better. Don’t get me wrong, I exercise when I can, but the food itself is half the battle. If you want some recommendations on her best, easy recipes just ask and I’ll pass them along. I absolutely swear by her and she also has a cook book coming out. You may think I work for her but I don’t, haha. No one even knows it’s “healthy” when I serve any of her recipes. If you have a crock pot, all the better- even easier!


  2. I’m a big believer in “fake it til you make it.” I’m also a big believer in the notion that some days getting to bedtime with everyone still alive and more or less fed is enough of an accomplishment. You’re right that you don’t get to give up, but you can cut yourself extra slack some days.:)


  3. When my girls were little I was a stay at home mom so I know what you’re talking about, having those days that just wear you down like that. I remember them very well. The good news is that those days don’t last forever (even though it seems like that right now). It’s good that you’re staying in touch with yourself and realizing when you need a break. That’s something that I was particularly bad at — or, if I did give myself a break, I felt guilty about it afterwards. Ugh. Ain’t nobody got time for that.


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