How Can Being Trapped and distracted In The House Be Helpful
How did I get distracted? I ask myself as I sit down here to get some writing done. Before I sat down, thoughts were flowing. I was gonna say this and I was gonna say that. And now I’m here and suddenly everything my two-year-old does is louder. I can’t get him to leave his little brother alone. At least they are feeling better. The last week and a half have been filled with crying babies who caught hand foot mouth disease from the gym childcare. It has not been fun.
For those who don’t know what that is, here are the symptoms:
This illness causes sores in or on the mouth, hand’s, feet and sometimes the buttocks and legs. The sores are painful and it usually lasts about a week. It can be caused by many viruses.
- Fever 1-3 days
- Sore throat
- Flu-like symptoms
- Spots that almost look like chicken pox around hands feet and mouth
- Most of the spots have fully developed by day 3
The doctor easily verified it as HFMD. I, on the other hand, thought he had caught chicken pox. And the baby also caught it from his brother. Poor baby. He was miserable. We or I guess I should say, I was having to give him medicine to help him eat and not be in pain. He never got any spots but he did have a sore throat and I thought I saw some spots on the inside of his mouth.
Work, What work? I was distracted
Because of the severity of effects on the baby I have gotten very little work, training or exercise done during that time. But I did get a little revelation.
- I have been distracted
- My eating habits suck.
- I’m not practicing my writing enough
- I’m not studying to help change the habits I want to change
- All of the excess weight is continuing to hurt my health, killing my energy and making me waste valuable time and energy.
I realized this yesterday.
I started reading this book about healing our bodies with food. It really is the best way. But I don’t have the knowledge to be successful in that area yet. So I got all excited reading this book. I was like yeah, I want to do that. Then something happened. Reading the grocery list made my heart fall. We currently are not able to go out get that kind of food. Maybe someday but it is not the best place to put our money right now and stay on the food budget.
But I have to do something about my health and I need to do it soon. I checked out several books that I will be looking into. Unfortunately, there are so many different views and I have to pick the one that is best for me. I always tell people to go to their doctor but unable to do that for myself. It all comes down to the available funds we all have. What we can spend to take care of ourselves. The bad part is that if many of us had been taking care of ourselves from the beginning it wouldn’t be an issue.
We all start somewhere different. And while our experiences give us more understanding, compassion or whatever experiences it gives you. These are just a couple I have gotten from my experiences, not everyone is so lucky to get a good outcome out of bad circumstances. I am blessed because I had horrible experiences growing up and I got something good out of them.
So anyway, I started reading that book and realized all of the above points at about the same moment. Here I am today telling on myself. This is my accountability. I started this blog for accountability about the bad habits that have been making me sick. As I have been going along I have included other things as well because they are a direct part of my life at this point. Now I need to get down to business.
A good thing that happened is an hour after having my veggie soup yesterday I had enough energy to go through some stuff in the house. I didn’t feel so distracted. So I don’t know if it’s coincidence or a direct result of getting some veggies in me, but I’m gonna roll with it. One of my goals has been to purge our house of all the stuff we don’t use anymore. It is taking up too much space. Putting books in a box seems easy. Then as I was looking at some of the titles I noticed I have not read a lot of them. So I put those on my desk. When I start them, if I don’t like them then I will get rid of them. I have one full box of VHS tapes and books as well as some pillows that I can toss. I cleaned up some shelves. At first, it was hard. Getting rid of stuff is hard. I always think I will need it after I’ve gotten it out of the house. Which is usually the case. But oh, well. It needs to happen.
What happens next
We should all be well by next week. I get to set up swim lessons for the boys, so I will have to rearrange our schedule to fit the classes. But I’m looking forward to next week. I have checked out the books I need to start off with and I even did some Zumba today. Putting my tablet in the room for when the babies need me in there was imperative. I hope it works to allow me to do some work when I am stuck in the bedroom. I bought the most important veggies I could to fit some of the recipes from the book. And I’m on my way to finding a way that us normal people who are not movie stars or famous can afford to lose the weight we need to without tearing off an arm and a leg to do it. To not feel helpless due to our funds or our weight or circumstances.