So last week was extremely tough for me. (And no, I haven’t weighed myself yet.)
I got a very unexpected email last Tuesday from Chiro saying they were no longer pursuing the yoga studio they’d hired me to help create & grow. I have no idea why, and in all honesty, I feel like he’s ducking my email and calls. It hurts because it feels like a friend is divorcing you. I’ve only had one other point in time where this really happened. It was back in college when the girlfriend of male roommate became jealous of our EXTREMELY platonic relationship, i.e. NOTHING to be jealous about.
I’ve felt pretty lost because of it this week. I’d really been looking toward this opportunity as my future. I’ve told my family and some close friends. I don’t want to break it to Red yet because I know he’ll say something snarky. But I have to because he was going to be doing some work for the project.
All in all, it’s also been tough to concentrate at work, and think that I now have to make the most of it there. I had just been doing what I needed to do and planning for when I could leave to pursue this future. But I should have known it was too good to be true.
So to cope, I’ve been trying to throw myself into self growth. I’ve emailed a lot back and worth with my best friend from college (we’ll call him “FinanceMan”). He’s also been on a mission of self awareness since his girlfriend left him. I’ve also been trying to decide what to do to pursue my better health. I’m clearly not comfortable going to the yoga classes anymore. How awkward would that be?
So Thursday I went on a long, long walk with my friend Lorrie. It was a brisk, two hour walk with me wearing my new pair of Reebok SimplyTones, which I think might be another retail name for the EasyTones. Whatever, they’re suppose to put an extra kick into your butt, thighs, and calves while you walk, and I think it helped. We’re going to try making it a weekly thing, but likely not two hours every week.
I’m also starting a Couch-to-5k this week. Supposedly within 9 weeks I’ll be able to run a 5k (approximately 3 miles). I’ve just decided I need to take the reigns on my own life. And have the future be what I make it.