Discombobulated - adjective
1. discombobulated, disconcerted, having self-possession upset; thrown into confusion.
Yep, I'm not kidding, discombobulated is an actual word in the dictionary and the perfect adjective to describe week 5. I guess it all started last Monday when I took some time to update Bob (my blackberry if you're just joining) with the latest updates to my schedule as a result of Danny's football schedule. I noticed that his first game was that Thursday and it conflicted with both walking and back to school night. Ok, no problem, rescheduled walking Thursday for Friday night. Then I noticed his second game was on Saturday morning and it conflicted with walking again. Talked to Jess about it and since she wanted to attend the LA county fair anyway, we rescheduled our Saturday walk for Sunday. Ok, that wasn't so bad right? Then I looked at the rest of the schedule and AHHHHHHHHH!!!! Our carefully planned schedule had just gone up in smoke!!!
I managed to take a deep breath and talk my self down from my panicked state and finished my scheduling and rescheduling and managed to continue the week with our new schedule. The week was busy but it went fine for the most part... except for the fact that I felt...discombobulated. I couldn't shake the feeling that something was off and it wasn't until Sunday's therapy session (as Jess and I affectionately call our walking sessions) that Jess and figured out what it was. Mentally, we adjusted to the change in schedule just fine, but the same could not be said physically. Walking at specific times and days has become a habit for our bodies and well, we think our bodies missed the routine of it all. For example, the first rescheduled walking day was Thursday and I remember feeling restless at the end of the day and not sleeping as well that night though at the time I didn't make that connection. The on Saturday...well there are no words to describe my state of restlessness; I just didn't know what to do with my self. As it is, I'm self described energetic...Saturday, I was bouncing off the walls with no where to go! Now looking back, I realize how much not walking on Saturday morning affected the day. Now with awareness in hand I can prepare mentally & physically for the changes in routine to come and figure out some type of physical outlet to channel all that excess energy. I already feel more prepared for the week to come!
Before I sign off for the week I just wanted to take a moment to thank all of our supporters, both who follow the blog publicly (listed on the blog) and those that do not (because you don't have Google accounts.) I didn't realize how many people are reading our blog! I've gotten so much nice feedback and encouragement from all of you. Your support is a huge part of why I'm still going strong and starting week 6. Thank you all!