Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Pulling oneself out of a funk.

My mental conversation for the past week has pretty much consisted of snap out of it, get moving, what's causing this blah feeling...just to mention a few. Since I've started this challenge back in February I have not have more than a weak day or two in a row and easily bounced back from it knowing others were counting on me.

This past week I just didn't care. I didn't fall into an eating binge, I didn't completely stop working out but there was no motivation behind what I was doing. I was just going through the motions and discouraged that I could not be there to support others in need.

Mondays always build my weeks foundation. I'm a little OCD about everything that needs to happen on that day...but I was tired and didn't get up to go to the gym. After a day without a workout but accomplishing many things on my list I decided it was time to get out of my funk. One important step to getting out of a funk is knowing what got you there in the first place. This time it was an external factor, one of which I have not control and really shouldn't care about, but I do. But, I realize this and need to move on.

So this morning I was out the door early with Sam in tow and headed for the gym. I got a three mile run in before my yoga class which meant I had to continue to pick up the pace so I could make it to class on time.

As I've mentioned before I love this yoga class. There is just something about this instructor that speaks to me. She always has such profound and real things to say. Today I really needed to hear what she had to say. Here are two that stuck:

1) If you don't take time to get yourself healthy who is?

2) Sometimes you just let life happen to you, when are you going to decide that you can make something out of life, do something about it?

She always ends with a long quote, I almost walked up and asked her for it today...but I was out of time. My two hours of in the kids center were up and I had to move it....RIGHT OUT OF MY FUNK.


  1. Here are some quotes that made me think of you and this blog. Funk: be gone, I say!

    "Really great people make you feel that you, too, can become great." Mark Twain

    "If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a a leader." John Quincy Adams

    "Success is not final; failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts." Winston Churchill

    "People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing--that's why I do it daily." Zig Zigler

  2. I'm right there feeling funky with you Audrey. Can't explain it. Wind right out of sails and such. But I have boot straps and I will pull them (and me) up! You are really good at being an example . . . remember "if you stumble, make it part of your dance"!

  3. Audrey, sorry you had a tuff week but proud of you for getting back to the gym. It looks like to me you were meant to be in that Yoga class today. Isn't it great that God places people in our path who can help us when we need it most....I think your Yoga instructor was your Angel today. Funk be gone!

  4. Maybe it's the aftermath from winning and finishing my race, but I'm in the funk too. Just can't seem to work up enough energy to care about tracking my calories lately.

    I need to snap out of it. I don't want to waste all that hard work!

  5. I as well have been in a funk and need to just take a deep breath re-focus and suck it up. For some reason that is much easier said than done. Thanks for this post Audrey it really hit home. I had a yoga teacher several years ago who was and so far is my favoorite instructor and she always had wonderful quotes to end our classes with. It really does make a difference when you find a yoga teacher that is inspiring.

    So keep pulling yourself out of that funk and thanks for being such a great example. Your the best :)

  6. Audrey! It sounds like we are all having funk clouds over our heads. Why? Maybe it has something to do with the position of the moon...just kidding. I am so glad you were able to pull your self out of it. My funk days usually require a good friend to reach in and pull me out...like if I were caught in quick sand. Thanks for being our rescuer in this blog world and in the real world too. We all love you so much. There's been so many times when you must have been inspired to show up at my door. Love ya!