Saturday, July 22, 2006

Looking up from Rock Bottom…

Last week opened with me admitting my descent into a rut, this weekend, finds me contemplating new beginnings.

Be it diet, dating or disasters (the three Ds that most of us know), there is always the next day, hour or minute that will give us the opportunity to start anew.

And that’s what I plan to do today. I’m renewing some vows I made to myself, I’m remembering why I made the decisions I did and I’m reminding myself that I need to stick to my guns.

BNSk(Before NotSkippy), I was a fairly outgoing, physically active woman of the world. DNSk(During NotSkippy), I moved further and further away from my gym status and closer and closer to becoming a home body and abandoner of her friends. Now in ANSk(After NotSkippy), I’m in the land of not caring and rutdom and I need to break out. So let the breaking commence.

I thought that a night on the town would do it, maybe a movie or two, a drink with friends or something equally social. But, as with most things that I need, the physical rules for me. So with my gym bag firmly in hand, my CD player (because I haven’t broken down and gotten an mp3 player yet), and my stack of mags I’ll be heading to the one place where I can beat my body and mind into submission, the gym. Retail therapy, yeah I could, but cute shoes aren’t what I need (besides, I just dropped some cash last week on the hottest grey snakeskin heels). I need to hit the reset button on me, to clear away the blue screen of death I’ve been staring at for way to long.

So thanks for the understanding and well wishes, I’ll think fondly of you guys as I head out tonight. I’ve been at square one before, I’ve started over before, and this time, I’m hoping to not be at rock bottom before I realize what is wrong.

11 comments:

Meg said...

you can do it :-)

Beth said...

You're certainly not alone with hitting the reset button. I admire you strength-- hang in there, we're rooting for you!

Lindsey said...

I've never been one who enjoyed going to the gym...but I did do the loner, withdrawel thing. Just pulled myself out of that this year. Good luck to you.

Chuckles said...

You should definitely go out tonight. To Georgetown.
And meet some random weirdo and wish him a happy brithday or something.

She Geek said...

Just started reading - love the blog!

I must disagree with one thing you said however. Cute shoes ALWAYS help.

Jordan said...

NS.. have fun. Let us know how it went. :-)

NotSamantha said...

Happy Birthday, chuckles.
Glad you like the blog sfvanilla.

hagrin said...

I took the same route a while ago, but to the extreme.

I now bike to work 13 miles, go to to the gym for 2 hours after work and have started running marathons and triathalons to just beat my body into submission and expend all that energy I would otherwise be using remembering how lonely I currently am.

It works for a while, but as is most things, its effects are only temporary.

Needtsza said...

Sounds like you're going through a rough patch.
Luckily, those are the patches that let you be totally excited about life when the opposite happens!
You'll get through this and kick ass once again =)

Heart Of Darkness said...

Once you hit rock bottom, things can only get better! Unless someone comes with a shuffle... :)

I had the weekend from hell, and now I'm al sore and have my shoulders burned. I think there's only one way out of this, and itäs up! (not to say Monday's are that much fun... *grrr*)

I wish there was a snooze-button on life...

NotCarrie said...

Mondays usually go super fast for me. And since I work Sundays they're not exactly the start of the week for me. Although getting UP this morning was quite painful.