Just like that
Tuesday, December 22, 2020
On Nov 25 my DH got mugged at his place of work and he was injured in the attack. This event sent shock waves through both our lives and made us both realise that even in places where we think we are safe, we may not be. In the readjustment and recovery, I became a caregiver. A role reversal because usually he takes care of me. I pretty much stopped taking care of myself because work doesn't stop to let me catch my breath and emotional equilibrium. I made several short-lived attempts to get back up; probably managed a few workouts here and there but I regressed to emotional eating and of course, put on a few lb. What's strange is that I am not despairing. I guess that 100+ days of caring for myself gave me a confidence that I have the will and the know-how to bounce back. I found it easier to cut myself some slack to deal with my life knowing that I have not given up. We take a break for physical injuries to heal; well I needed a break for my emotional injuries to heal and to provide support for DH as he heals physically and emotionally. Today, I ventured on to SP. Tracked my meals so far and my exercise. Joined a 30 day challenge. And just like that, I'm back. The fact that I can finally blog about what happened must mean that I have been able to do some healing. I think knowing that I can start back from crawling and get back to where I need to be is comforting and empowering. I can do it. And it didn't take much. So today I wish you a happy and safe Christmas holiday
and a New Year in which you know that you are stronger than last year.