Sunday, February 28, 2010

Overcoming obstacles

It's interesting.  Part of my Body for Life program includes a daily "message" from Bill Philips.  He talked the other day about overcoming obstacles and adversity.  They can be devastating like a major illness, or they can be struggling with emotions.  The important thing is to deal with it and to keep moving forward.

I've really be struggling lately with getting my emotions under control.  God help me, I think I'm perimenopausal (at 45 ... BIG SURPRISE) ... I've been so freeking emotional lately ... and I HATE IT!  The stupidest stuff makes me blubber like a baby.   Maybe it's the end of winter ... and it's been an easy winter ... I don't know what my problem is ..... which only makes it worse.

We went to Steve (Barry's brother) and Bobbi's place yesterday for a great dinner, drinks, played Rock Band (I sang in front of other people for the first time in forever and Barry was our drummer boy) and had a great breakfast.  It was a great visit.  I think it went downhill for me (I hope nobody really picked up on it but who knows) when we got on the topic of their mother.  We used to have a great relationship and it really helped when my mom got sick.  Then about 20 months ago, there was drama (doesn't matter what it was) and it just hasn't been the same.  I don't know how much of it is her and how much of it is me.  I used to call her from time to time to chat.  I guess I haven't done that lately.  They're in Florida but our long distance is basically "free" since we pay a flat fee per month so there's no reason why I can't call her.  Maybe that's part of the problem.  Or maybe now that she has another daughter in law on the way who's amazing about keeping in touch, I pale in comparison.  Don't get me wrong, I adore Bobbi and I am unbelievably happy for Steve.  They are perfect together.  And they both deserve it.  I guess I'm just feeling a little out of sorts.

But as my mother would say, it's time to throw your tail up over your shoulders and get on with it.  The longer you wallow the worse it gets and the harder it is to get out of it.  My whole day got thrown off.  But I got the fruit and veggies cut up and the laundry and ironing done and my outfit for tomorrow set out.

So it's time to get a healthy dinner put together (lots and lots of veggies and protein and stay away from the carbs) and maybe have a shower so I'll sleep better.  Tomorrow's another day and I'll get up and eat healthy and do my workout and get back to my better attitude.

Thanks for listening....

"Iron cannot become steel until it ensures a lot of heat."  author unknown


  1. I'd say call her more. Who cares how much the other daughter-in-law calls, if you want to call her just pick up the phone dear. It seems it is hitting you hard that you guys aren't close as you used to be. There's always a new day to change things & help things. Maybe it'll help ya feel a lil more in sorts? =) Good luck with the workouts & the eating healthy I really need to get back together with that too! =)

  2. Call your mom-in-law... if you enjoyed doing it before, chatting with her, then do it more now. Life is short Sandy, we do not want to regret things that we should have done.

    Have a great week ahead! xoxo

  3. I agree with Mel and Leah. You know how moms can be with this stuff, a little goes a long way. :) ♥

  4. I gave you an award on my blog hon. :)


  5. I agree with everyone else. It is never too late to get back in touch. Plus, this is one thing you definitely don't want to regret later in life...

    I hope you start feeling better. I wish I could jump into the computer and give you a big hug! xoxo

    PS. Got your e-mail. Thank you so much! I'm so excited to get my necklace. :)