(I love how DogLady13 comes up with new 'titles' for Spark folks, so there's today's spin!)
I'll try to keep this light. I really should blog daily, or at least weekly, so my friends know that I'm still around. I mean, I 'Like' the feed and reply to blogs, so you know I'm here, but it's a bit one-sided. And *I* think that I've got little to share, but you look back and it adds up!
The start of the corner came in September. I ended my assignment willingly (and haven't missed it for a minute) and stayed unemployed until this month. The stress was non-existent, but the pay stinks.
I experience intermittent 'outages,' so I always have a list of things to do / see / try when I've got down time.
My plantar faciitis (sp?) was acting up about the same time as I stopped working. In a crazy cocktail moment I realized that ginger helped the pain. Really! I visited the co-op the next day and check in with their supplement folks. I know that's not medical advice, but I was confident that I wasn't going to hurt myself trying it. SURPRISE! The knees, the big toes, the heel... everything felt better; sweet success in my book!
The other side is that I did little else for fitness activity. I had a hard time building motivation when 1) I wasn't feeling stress, and 2) didn't need to manage arthritis symptoms. The lack of disposable income also factored in. I did (well, or not did) this until the end of the year.
2016 and the prospect of a new assignment helped me gain some perspective. As my SparkFriend SoapsAndRopes pointed out, doing nothing - over time - means that doing anything will hurt. And she's not wrong. Building fitness is a bit like building a good GPA; they seem to fall and flounder faster than they climb and strengthen. Ugh.
The good news is that the weight gain was actually not terrible. Measurements are changed and manageable. But the new assignment is harshing my workout routine! I need to get to work early to park, a concept that is largely foreign to me (I've walked to work for nearly 10 years!). Working out after work is not my preference, but it's what I've got. Like other changes, I'll learn to do this.
This is where I'm at today. I will continue to look for ideas, options and places where I can make something happen. It's all good, even if it's not all on my terms.