Just Keep Swimming…


It’s been one of those weeks. Weeks which have limped by with nothing to report bad general irritations.

I am hormonal. Very very hormonal. So this post is going to be rather nonsensical and a little ranty so you may want to look away now.

I have had a dull cloud hanging over me this week. Lots of very pointless things have really irked me and given me a somewhat blasé attitude which is never good. My husband has been away all week which has meant I’ve not really had any outlet to rationalise these silly niggles that have been festering away. I’ve not really done much this week, not strayed far from home at all. I feel like I’m slipping with Slimming World and whilst still on plan there’s been quite a few iffy days which have been tough not to throw the towel in and pig out. I haven’t been able to exercise as my ankle and knee felt incredibly dodgy so I made excuse after excuse only to find that after forcing myself on Friday to go for a run – they were fine. And actually I felt better for it – but had built up a wall of excuses beforehand. I worry my motivation is waning and I’m going to fail.

This week I am also so tired of one way friendships. I struggle to make friends, namely because I’m really quite socially awkward! With a very sarcastic sense of humour, people often mistake me and think I’m very rude or quite weird! But I do try but I reach a point where I don’t want to be the one always texting first or trying to make plans when I’m just fobbed off. It really bugs me and I then go to an extreme of complete avoidance. OTT? Perhaps but that’s how I deal with it. I just wish I had more friends to lean on.

I feel very out of the blogging loop. A negative mindset isn’t helping and although publishing this, I don’t want to keep posting depressing trash that I will cringe at in a few months.

The girls have a new found love of Finding Nemo and the motto “just keep swimming” is something I need to remember. Day to day with grey dull days can be hard especially on long weeks alone in the evenings. Spring needs to hurry up and cheer my downtrodden mood up.
What a difference a week makes. This time last week writing all about positive motivation and this week all doom and gloom.

I MUST channel my inner Nemo and Dory.

B xx

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  1. February 7, 2016 / 9:55 am

    Ah lovely I’m sorry you have had a rubbish week, I am reading a lot of people are feeling a bit blue (including me) and I’m blaming the time of year and the gloomy weather.

    I completely get you with friendships, they can be tough – for some reason I didn’t think friendships would be an issue now I’m older but I struggle with them more than ever. I love your mantra though – just keep swimming! Xx
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  2. February 7, 2016 / 12:06 pm

    I couldn’t read and run on this. Sometimes an outlet is all you need and it’s good to get it out there. I completely relate to the friends thing, it sounds like we’re quite similar! I’m slightly more sarcastic than people get and sometimes hate being the only one to make contact. I’ve learnt to just live with it, love myself and not try too hard. Some days are easier than others. Sending hugs xx
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  3. February 7, 2016 / 1:32 pm

    Oh bless you lovely! I don’t think the time of year helps either does it? I had a really crappy week too, and did everything possible to not do anything that needed doing, so now I find myself chasing my tail once again. Chin up lovely, spring is around the corner (I hope) xx

  4. February 7, 2016 / 2:25 pm

    Ah lovely, we all have those weeks, I have had one myself but for different reasons. I think once we have a negative mindset, it makes everything slip, whether that’s healthy eating, exercise, blogging or whatever else we have going on. And then it also must be hard if your husband is away as well. I often feel out of the blogging loop, in fact I do at the moment. I don’t have time to network and things and I see all these people networking and doing comment rings, twitter rings, instagram like rings etc and I just feel like I only read about 10 blogs I enjoy so I can sympathise with you on that.
    Sometimes I think the only thing to do in situations like this is to have a good cry (I am not sure if you are a crier but having a good cry really helps me), eat some chocolate even though you shouldn’t, feel sorry for yourself, and then think next week will be different. Sending you lots of hugs lovely. xx

  5. February 7, 2016 / 10:34 pm

    Oh it does sound like one of those weeks! And when you get no break it makes even the little things even harder. Just keep swimming along 🙂
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  6. February 8, 2016 / 9:41 am

    It’s horrible when you’re feeling a bit down but things can change very quickly and hopefully you’ll be back motivated and positive very soon.

  7. February 8, 2016 / 9:02 pm

    Oh Beth, I hope you’re feeling okay. I think it’s quite normal to feel a bit like this at this time of year. Everything feels a bit grey and miserable and it seems like summer is so far away, and Christmas is a distant memory. Sending lots of big hugs. xxx
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