One Mom’s Journey from Fat to Skinny to Confident


Fighting the Funk – Taking A Long Walk

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OK, my “Fight the Funk” day is coming to a close. I’m not going to lie, I’m still in a bit of a funk. I started the day better then I’m ending it.

I didn’t make it to the gym, I wasn’t up for a run, so I took a nice long walk alone with my headphones. It was great! AND much better then watching TV for that half hour (which would have made the funk a lot worse!)

I realize my blog has turned into a self help outlet but boy did I need it. I’m taking 3 days off this week and heading to the beach with the toddler. I’m hoping a few days away will snap me out of the ‘you know what’. I’m not going to even say it again.

Tomorrow I plan on posting the question of the week and then I’ll be signing off until the weekend.

Hope you all had a funk-less Monday!

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    June 9, 2008

    Let me add that we are ALL human….and all of us fight the funk from time to time. I usually fight it once a month, but can TOTALLY relate to an unusually lengthy funk! During this time, I usually eat, don’t work out, cry, did I mention eat…., feel sorry for myself, get angry with my husband….the list goes on. I don’t think there is a magic solution to the funk, but I have noticed I always feel better after I have been to church, or read something inspirational. It gives me perspective on how small my problems are and the Big PIcturE! Maybe that will help!


    June 9, 2008

    The Shore and beach pizza (in moderation of course!) always helps a funk!!!
    Way to work through it all…….


    June 10, 2008

    all great plans. the walking and not running as I really liked how one of your commenters brought up post race malaise (my words…cant recall hers) & I can imagine that your body might physically be taxed or ‘depressed!’
    it’s always a good idea to escape with the toddler for a bit (or is that FROM THE TODDLER :) who can say?) and you know Im all about the IF YOU SAY IT—-IT BECOMES REALITY with regards to even using the f-word!

    selfhelp? eh, maybe. NORMALIZING for all of us readers? for sure!
    have a wonderful day!


    June 10, 2008

    Glad you’re feeling a little better than the morning. Enjoy the beach!! I’m jealous.


    June 10, 2008

    I hate it when I get into a funk, It’s hit me a couple times in the past couple months, and it’s no fun, although I do find that exercise, even if it’s just a long walk with the dog always helps.


    June 10, 2008

    I love your “Fighting the Funk” series! Where were you a couple of weeks ago when I was trying to fight it, girlfriend??? lol That’s why I had to do a 30-day Plan to kick start a new attitude. Whatever it takes! Personally, I think we’d all be revitalized if you would deliver some of your great recipes to our doors.
    Ding…Dong! Here’s your “Roni’s Rations” delivery!!!


    June 10, 2008

    My husband and I have lost a combined 53 pounds since Jan. We started drinking this fruit juice called Monavie. It is made up of 19 fruits including the acai berry. We began to have more energy and our appetites were curbed. We drink 2oz in the morning and 2 oz at night. We were so excited we now have our whole family drinking it and each one has found benefits in the juice! Learn more:


    June 10, 2008

    It’s my blog and I can do what I want to… We come here to see how you are doing, for insightful information, your witty reads and updates. A funk is normal! I am glad you are getting out of it, remember, slow and steady wins the race!! Have a GREAT day! The beach, I would love to be there, with my toddler too !!


    June 10, 2008

    Actually I’m very grateful for your “Fighting the Funk” posts. It helps a lot to see how you overcome these slumps by thinking them through and the strategies you try. I’m a thinker too and this helps me so much to get my own motivation going again when I hit a slump.

    Bonnie Mechelle

    June 10, 2008

    It is great that you went for a walk to “fight the funk”. Sometimes we don’t have the energy to exercise – because we had an extended period of inactivity. So you have to make yourself get up and start with something, just to have the energy to get up and do it again.

    Next time you get in a”funk” try turning on your favorite music, and dancing for about three whole songs – that’s what I do, and i lost over 100lbs a few years ago.

    Also consider the fact that the food you eat can creat the funk. Food heavy laden with sugar and fat, caused the blood to rush from your body to your belly for digestion – making you want to fall right to sleep after a meal.

    That’s my 2 cents. Enjoy the journey and may God bless you along the way!

    Love & Support,

    Bonnie Mechelle, The Wellness Coach


    June 10, 2008

    I’ve been in a bit of a funk too this past week… but the sunshine is helping today.

    If it’s any help, I wanted to let you know that I think your blog is great and a total inspiration! Not only in weight loss areas, but it actually inspired me to start my own blog too. So, thanks!!


    June 14, 2008

    I believe this is where caffeine comes in? :D

    but no, really.

    I think its more of a matter of visualization for getting the funk.

    Whenever I am like really not in mood, I think of six packs and stuff and GET IN THE MOOD.

    Or there are options such as 15 minute workouts primarily based on countless hindu pushups, bag training and stuff which give a considerable burn throughout the day. Of course, being a circuit training option, won’t help put on much of lean muscle.