A new month begins and it is time to go through my 2015 October Check-in with you and assess my progress. It’s all about accountability.

For the first time since surgery, I can finally say that things are starting to get better. Even though I’m not there yet, I can walk more without pain.

I am not going to lie to you: I was feeling down. I had reached a point that my doctor suggested I could be in the start of a depression. While I was supposed to be fine (according to my neurosurgeon) since June, I was not even a shadow of myself.

These months have been lonely on the worst way possible. It was not like I was getting support. But I was frustrated, heartbroken and very close to losing total hope. “Will I ever get back to “normal” again?” “Will I be able to do the things I need and like to?” “Am I doomed to existing instead of living?” I did my uttermost best to keep such thoughts under control and to myself, but they were real.

When I wrote about depression and fear, there was more there than I wanted to assume. Both were in fact result of researches I did for myself and work that I applied in me to get over those feelings. I hope they have helped you the same way as they helped me.

Talking September more in terms of my commitments…

Hello October. Accountability post for my 2015 commitments, aka resolutions.

Hello October!⎜Image source: WeHeartIt

Invest in my health

I’m still struggling to find the best way to return to physical activity. Yoga is the only activity I have been able to be consistent about. From time to time I am also doing some light cardio in the morning (I haven’t been able to pass 10 minutes), but it’s not much.

Maybe I’ll slowly start to push myself again. I have been delaying it after my previous failed attempts. Worse than not doing for me, was trying and not making it. The confrontation with the fact that it was too early was more than I could bare.

However, the “damage” on my body is done and I must do something before I lose control of the situation. And it’s not only the weight I gained but the high cholesterol as well. My diet hasn’t changed that much, so at least for now, the only thing I can blame is the lack of exercising. I do hope to have better updates about it next time.

Besides, my mom has recently started doing fitness. How can I stay behind her? 

Meal planning is getting shape too. I’m crawling my way to a different diet pattern, but I need more time and research before I can share it with you all.

Keep on organizing

Well, I’m back to FlyLady mode. I needed to put a better structure on what to do and when, so I took the easy way out. Her 15 minutes tasks are just enough for me to keep things rolling without exerting myself.

Maintenance is doing great which I mention sometimes already and it makes truly happy. Every time I can do something and keep it that way, it’s a win.

Learn more and more

And I keep on reading like there’s no tomorrow. At least it helps me pass time and keeps my mind active.

On our Facebook group, we are also working on the Problogger podcast series How To Build a Better Blog. I surely had to be more committed to it (shame on me), but I’m not giving it up.

Other incredible blogging sources I have been reading in and out are Ruth’s How To Blog For Profit (recently updated) and Abby’s Building a Framework.

Please check also my previous check-ins for 2015:

My 2015 Commitments: October Check-in.

My 2015 Commitments: October Check-in

Please check the list of link parties I join here.

How are you doing with your resolutions so far?

Have a fabulous October!


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Debbie Rodrigues is a Productivity Expert. She helps busy career women create a productive routine that fits their lifestyle. She does this through coaching, online courses and through the blog debbieinshape.com.