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Back on the Bike

Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Alarm goes off. Followed by snooze button. Alarm. Snooze. Alarm. Snooze. I'm tired. My head hurts. I don't want to get up. I could sleep 2 more hours before I "really" have to go to work. I roll up and out. I remember telling my husband this morning that I just "cannot go off track." I have my momentum back and I am using it and building on it.

I had a trainer who once told me that there will be plenty of days where you don't feel like working out. Do it anyway. This is where the tide has turned for me. I am seeing a deep value in consistency -- much more than just putting up great numbers or having a very sweaty workout. These are good things too, but one of the things I am focusing on is keeping consistent. So I got my buttocks out of bed and drove to the gym in the 5am hour. I rode the bike for 22 mins and then began my strength training. I'm on track with keeping my personal promises to myself this week, and on track with my program. I did triceps, chest press, shoulder press and row. This is a very good start for me. I gave myself extra credit for going when I didn't feel like moving around, and also for going out in the light rain/wet snow. It feels good when you keep your word to yourself. I am proud of myself for getting up and getting it done already.

I kind of cut it close for breakfast timing so as soon as I walked in the door at home, I put my oatmeal in the microwave. I ate a little turkey for protein and took my oatmeal to go in the car to drive to work. It was a bit of a novelty eating oatmeal at red lights while driving, but I have to say it is just another sign to me that I am really back on the road to success. I am doing things that work for me, and fitting them into my lifestyle. I can do this, and I am doing this.

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DATARN 3/3/2010 10:41AM

    YAY - you have inspired me!! You go girl!!
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YESITSDEB 3/3/2010 10:14AM

    emoticon You deserve TONS of credit for your choices today. I'm impressed! Might need to have a portable breakfast option on hand for the next time your running a little late emoticon

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MUGGLE_MOM 3/3/2010 10:03AM

    Totally Awesome!

Consistency is definitely key! You go girl! You're doing it!

Besides, if you eat oatmeal at red lights, it takes a lot longer and feels like you're eating more... Right?

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JESSBOND 3/3/2010 9:43AM

    That is great and takes lots of courage to wake up that early to exercise! emoticon

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LOOZINITNOW 3/3/2010 9:25AM

    Fantastic! Consistency is definitely the key! emoticon

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DONNAEDA 3/3/2010 8:59AM

    You go girl!!!!!!!!!! In fact you just got me off the chair and into the gym. Bye

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Had to give a pep talk

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

What a funny turn of events after I was feeling blue this a.m.

One of my University students came to do some work with me this a.m. - and while here had a meltdown before my eyes, repeating that same overwhelmed scenario that I just blurted out a little while ago. It was ironic to find myself in those shoes of having to tell her to step back and examine the situation with fresh eyes, and know that this will come to pass. That she will have a very bright future and one person's assessment of whether you deserve (to be in their grad school) is not the end all and be all of who you are.

Sound familiar, Mar? Ha ha. I took a moment and recited the serenity prayer to her and talked about how I have feelings of overwhelm too and it grounds me. I did not give her any earth-shattering advice, but I was able to share a bit of my struggles in her shoes, and have her feel that she is not alone, she is an amazing girl and she will succeed. Oddly enough, it also felt like I was talking in the mirror.

It's weird when things work out like that, huh?

  
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NJAHAN01 3/2/2010 10:51PM

    Sometimes giving advice is much easier than receiving advice. You did an amazing thing and it's so nice to know that you are will to do that.

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DONNAEDA 3/2/2010 6:13PM

    What a blessing it was for her to find you. You are awesome. Ours struggles also bring us lessons to learn. It sounds like you learned yours and shared your growth with her. You go girl!!!!!!!!!

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MUGGLE_MOM 3/2/2010 3:13PM

    Wbat a beautiful experience.

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DJS-DEBBIE 3/2/2010 12:52PM

    Amazing!

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YESITSDEB 3/2/2010 12:50PM

    Isn't it amazing what we see when you look in the mirror? Good for you for recognizing and articulating your feelings today. It is going to be one day at a time and we'll all have our low days. You have loads of SP friends to help pick you up when needed. One thing your NOT, is in this alone. Make it a great day! emoticon emoticon

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Seeking serenity

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

I vaguely feel like I am having a crisis. I am overwhelmed at work. I am not happy with the state of my relationship with my husband. And I am not overhauling my life as quickly as I want it to be done. Aaaaaaah!

I can stay focused and taking it one step at a time, but sometimes it is hard to slow down and take things one step at a time. Do you ever feel like you are being swallowed up by the big picture?

God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.

  
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MICKEYMAX 3/2/2010 9:38AM

    Thanks ladies. :) I know that "this too shall pass." (when did I start sounding like my mother?)

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LOOZINITNOW 3/2/2010 9:29AM

    I have been swallowed by my self pity! It got me nowhere! Give it to God and do the best that you can!

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AMYISSUCCEEDING 3/2/2010 9:04AM

    Yes, I do and I am also another one that needs to print the Serenity Prayer and post it up in my cubicle at work.
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DJS-DEBBIE 3/2/2010 8:58AM

    Ever feel like that? Heck, I could have written this! I was just thinking last week that I need to print out the Serenity Prayer and post it by my desk at work.

Hang in there ~ it will get better!
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Part 2 of my day

Monday, March 01, 2010

I built errands into my day at work and walked to the bank. Frequently in the past, I would send one of my student staff in my stead for that bit of business. Not today! I used the time to build on my cardio from earlier. I completed my goal of 30 mins today. I'm pretty pscyhed that I followed through! Go me!

I'm going to a meeting at Church tonight and towards the end we will celebrate one of the member's bdays. One of the peeps mentioned that "we are having ice cream cake, so don't bring anything." Au contraire. That is exactly the reason I will bring my own snack. I am proud of myself for handling accomodations as I need them. I'm doing my own thing and I am okay with that.

WOO HOO! It's been a great day! So far, I've met my goals for March today.

  
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NEDERLUNG 3/2/2010 12:35AM

    I step at a time, one day at a time, etc. You will do this, keep going!

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MUGGLE_MOM 3/1/2010 8:24PM

    You Totally Rock!!!!! emoticon

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YESITSDEB 3/1/2010 8:21PM

    WOW - what an amazing day. You've got all the bases covered. Great choices in everything you did today. Well Done! emoticon

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JESSBOND 3/1/2010 6:49PM

    Really nice! You are surely motivated and set on your path for success! Keep up the good work! emoticon

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Goals for March

Monday, March 01, 2010

Keep consistent with exercise - 4 x a week.
Add strength training 2 x a week.
Build to 1000 fitness mins in March.
Meal plan and execute meal plan for lunch and breakfast 2 x/week.
eat 5-6 veggies/fruit servings a day.

Top 5 motivators for March:
Want to be able to be more active for our April vacation
Need to visit my old workplace and want to look good
Be more comfortable on public transportation
Lots of spring cleaning to do and currently lose energy quickly
Bring back that lovin' feeling. :)


  
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DEBBIE98632 3/1/2010 7:00PM

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Great goals & motivators!!! Let's rock March!!!

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CDAWN26 3/1/2010 6:36PM

    Great goals! I think the last motivator of bring back "lovin' feeling is a definite winner. emoticon emoticon

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MUGGLE_MOM 3/1/2010 5:15PM

    Looks Great!!!!

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YESITSDEB 3/1/2010 10:01AM

    Great goals! Good for you for putting in writing too. emoticon

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CHERKYLE 3/1/2010 9:25AM

    You go girl! I want that lovin feeling to (mind if I use that?LOL)

Best of luck to you! Keep us posted!

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SPARKPIXIE 3/1/2010 9:22AM

    Wishing you success!

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DONNAEDA 3/1/2010 9:18AM

    great goals, great plan, know you will succeed.

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MOMOF6BOYS 3/1/2010 9:04AM

    emoticonGreat goals and motivators!!!!

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FITN2014-TSP 3/1/2010 8:52AM

    Good luck with your goals. emoticon

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