Honesty is the Best Policy

by Stephanie on April 3, 2012 · 5 comments

in Sports & Fitness

Confession time.  Served straight up.  If only it were tequila…

Four weeks ago I was all excited about the Best Body Bootcamp and I stuck with the workouts for 2 weeks despite being sick.  I enjoyed the workouts a great deal.  But I’ve fallen completely off the horse.  (I think the normal term is wagon, but I’ve spent lots of my life riding horses and almost no time in wagons so I’m going with what I know.)

I haven’t worked out in almost 2 weeks.  I have excuses.  Don’t we all when this happens?  The truth is that life just got in the way.  

I haven’t kept it a secret that I’m struggling with things in my personal life this year.  It’s come to a head now.  Without getting in to the details it boils down to the end of a relationship (not a marriage), not being treated how I deserve to be treated, losing friends in the process, and trying to move on.  It’s not easy.  I’m moving this week from a place I’ve called home for over 5 years.  A place I love and worked hard on.  I’m equal parts depressed, hurt, and angry and I cry a lot.  Eating and sleeping are a struggle and I have no heart for working out right now.

To those who are concerned, I am talking to someone.  I don’t mean this to be shocking, just honest.  It is a very hard time for me.

I will get back on the horse.  I always do when I fall off. (See?  Horse reference paying off here!)  I plan to start over the bootcamp workouts when I am ready and go through all 8 weeks.   Right now though, working out my body has to take a back seat to my working out my life.

Sorry to all my fellow bootcampers for not being able to give it my all.

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Deanna April 3, 2012 at 8:49 AM

Taking care of yourself means so many things. No one can do it all, and sometimes taking care of your emotions and “spirit” is more important than making sure you get in that workout. When your spirit is right, your actions tend to follow. Don’t be sorry for taking care of you. =)

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Steph @ DairyFreeOmnivore April 3, 2012 at 10:04 AM

As a fellow boot camper please do not feel like you are letting any of us down at all! That’s the beauty to this boot camp is you are doing it for YOU and no one else. The last thing you need is to add guilt to all the emotions you are already dealing with. Boot Camp will be there when your life settles down. Until then, take of YOU first. That’s what is most important.

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BrookeNotOnADiet April 3, 2012 at 2:02 PM

*hugs* There’s no need to apologize to us! I’m sure we’ve all been where you are at one point in our lives. Take care of you in the ways you need to, because that it what matters!

I know we don’t know each other, but I’m not that far away. If you need a drink, a walk, or anything to just forget about what’s going on, let me know. I’m willing to be a friend. :)

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Stephanie April 4, 2012 at 1:12 PM

That’s incredibly sweet, Brooke. I think I’ll take you up on that!

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Stephanie April 4, 2012 at 1:12 PM

Ladies, thank you so much for your support. I really appreciate it!

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