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I'm baaaaack

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

OK, well I didn't mean to fall off track, but I did exactly that. Last week I got angry with myself and was completely grumpy all weekend. Yesterday, I realized that I could continue being grumpy and mad at myself, or just accept it that sometimes these things do happen. I'm not a bad person, I'm not going to get yelled at, I just need to refocus and start again.

With that said, I'm baaaaaaaaack!!!!!!

And to start off with my list of things that I'm happy about:

1. That I AM getting back on track. I know the next week will be tough, but I know that a couple weeks from now I will feel so. much. better.

2. My busy season with work end next week, so I can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel.

3. I saw friends this past weekend that I have not seen since Christmas time. It was really nice to hang out with them again.

4. I had a great weekend with my bf, which was nice since our work schedules for the next 3 weeks are completely opposite and I won't really be able to see him.


Workout Day #2!

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Wel I did it. I kept saying I would start working out again, and although I was held back by a horrible cold, I'm getting back on track. Day 2. I know the worst is yet to come but I do know that it takes 21 days to create a habit (or at least that is what i've found in the past), so as long as I remind myself that by mid February I'm going ot geel better about waking up 2 hours earlier than before to hit the gym, I'll be fine.

Things to be happy about today:
1. Did my MST homework a day early, so I won't be stressed out about it tonight, when my BF comes to visit me

2. Although got stuck at work yesterday, I still made it to the gym

3. Woke up early and made it to the gym today, and had a good workout. I really feel energized right now

4. May be because of #3, but I got lots of compliments on my appearance today. I think that being a bit more awake while getting ready allowed me to spend a little more time on my appearance while getting ready

5. food-wise I'm already on the right track and today just seems like it's going to run smoothly.

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

SAYRAH-M 1/22/2008 3:36PM

    congrats on Day #2 and already noticing the results. I didn't know that it took 21 days to form a habit. Good information there. Thanks

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LEVISMOM06 1/22/2008 11:03AM

    Hello erin! I really love your blogs! You know how to do them very well!( haha i know that sounds weird) I want and need to start blogging but am not sure what to write!! I am "subscribing" to your blogs b/c I think they are very well put together and helpful!! I hope we can start talking alot, maybe even on a daily basis, if possible! ( it sounds like you are a very busy girl!) I hope I talk to you soon! Amy

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ERINMICHELLE75 1/22/2008 10:38AM

    Hi Erin - I am an Erin as well! Way to go getting up early to hit the gym. I could never ever do that. I hate going at night but I am so not a morning person. Still, I know how great I feel when I am done working out, so that must be such a great way to start your day! Good Luck this week!

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I'm starting back up TODAY!

Monday, January 21, 2008

This cold is starting to go away and I can't take being away from the gym ANY LONGER!

I have my bag packed and I'm going at 2pm today to start my treck back into getting in shape. My roommate also is joining my gym tomorrow after returning from her vacation. :-) She was my workout buddy back in the goold ol' college days and we always went without fail back then. I know our friendly competetiveness (and trust me, it's friendly) won't allow us to skip out on a workout. (Even if we convince ourselves at 6am that we should sleep in, we won't, for fear that we'll be letting the other one down). Sometimes that outside sense of duty is a good thing - espeically when you're getting back into the swing of things.

I'm so excited to be getting my health back on track!

Things I'm happy about today:

1. I'm working on a day off, so I'm getting 3x the amount of work done without other distractions, which will allow me to take a day off later this week. yippee!!!!

2. Going back to the gym. I really cannot exclaim enough how happy I am to be able to do this.

3. Things are going great with the boyfriend. It's great when you find someone that you can really relate to who helps you keep all things in perspective.

4. I had a really good weekend with my family -I saw family members who I haven't seen in awhile and it was great to just hang out with them.




Today's going to be a good day...I can feel it!

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

All things clicked into place. I left work yesterday stressed as could be, but my boyfriend made me go out to dinner. I resisted at first, wanting to go home b/c I though I wouldn't be good company, but he was right - I needed a break from the norm and to go out and just have a good time.

And because of that, it took a couple hours to fully unwind, but I slept sooooo good last night. Woke up on my own this morning and just really feel ready to face the day. I never feel this 'together' on the day of a deadline, but for some reason I really feel like everything is going to run smoothly.

so things to be glad about:

1. Had a full night's rest
2. Woke up 30 minutes earlier than normal
3. Got extra dressed up today for work, which makes me feel really good
4. Already started updating my online tracker on Sparkpeople
5. Am ready to dive into work.

Let's make sure the rest of the day stays on track!!!


Little things!

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Well, nothing new on the cold front - I'm hoping that the antibiotics kick this cold's butt since I'm on week 3 and it shows no sign of letting up!

HOWEVER, I am pleased to say the following:

1. I've been MUCH better on tracking my food intake. I did submit to having a handful of M&M's, but I have been very healthy otherwise, and I think I'll still end the day within my calorie range.

2. I am in the middle of my busy season at work and things are stressful. Normally I would have freaked out by now, but I've really done well and reminded myself that freaking out will NOT complete the job. Just focusing on each step at a time to work through my pile. I've been much more efficient that way

3. Make time for myself. I left public accounting b/c it demanded too much of my personal time and I was burnt out. My current job started to do the same, but this week I've taken a stand on how late I will stay every day. My boyfriend is driving 2 hours to take me out to dinner and since I haven't seen him in a week, I deserve a break to see the people i care about.

4. Getting ahead. With #3 said, I did work over the weekend. not for a deadline, but for me. To get ahead, which is allowing me to take the break tonight after working 11 hrs!

I'm not even attempting working out until next week - I need to kick this stupid cold!!!!!


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