Life lately and a glass half empty…..

November 20th, 2012

Much as I hate to admit it, sometimes I can be a ‘glass half empty’ kinda gal. We’ve all been there – nothing seems to be going ‘quite right’ and things are taking longer than expected. You can’t quite figure out what to focus on next, part of your exhaust randomly falls off and you lose your Monopoly title…….(all in one weekend might I add)

Last week I decided to take some time out. Not much. Just a day. But sometimes that’s all I need. The weekend before , I decided to take the whole weekend off. That’s right. THE WHOLE WEEKEND. Part of me felt guilty and part of me felt exhilarated – I’m sure many of you can relate to that. You beat yourself up over the hours you may or may not have worked, ask yourself if you’ve earned that time off, and still convince yourself that the whole world might just cave in because you’ve dared to take some time out for yourself.

This week started off pretty well. Yesterday I put forward a submission to a wedding blog and it got accepted. Yay! High fives all round on a positive start to the week. But that got overshadowed by the fact that I had to go and have a biomechanical assessment later in the day. I make no secret of the fact that I have joint problems and exercise can be problematic. I love exercise – it used to be my career! But the pain in my joints has been getting worse, and I just wanted someone to get to the root of the problem. So I went for my assessment and was told 1) my core stability is crap 2) I should avoid doing any form of aerobics/high impact exercise until my core is strong enough to cope with the stress 3) I have to focus on pilates and yoga to strengthen my core 4) All of my footwear has to be replaced apart from my running trainers. Pretty ironic really seeing as I’ve been banned from running (see point 2). I’ve also been given some insoles for my (new) shoes.

So I came away from my appointment quite fazed really. I was looking at the expense of new footwear, the possible cost of booking some one-on-one pilates sessions to really get to the core (sorry), of the problem, and not having the buzz of some super intense stress busting sweaty aerobics. My glass was half empty – without a doubt. But then Ian looked at it the other way. I used to be a personal trainer. I can use my skills to put together my own core stability workout, saving us some pennies. Also, someone has finally said ‘hey, if you do all of these things, you should be able to go back to doing aerobics/high impact exercise without as many of the joint problems’. ……and I get some new shoes. Ding! Right there. From glass half empty to glass half full.

…..and to top it all off, I ended yesterday by booking a wedding consultation.

Happy Tuesday, from someone whose glass is half full (for the time being ;))