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Thursday, March 28, 2013

I am feeling a bit Restless, Irritable and Discontent this morning. Work has been challenging since the beginning of the year when I took on supervisory responsibility for 10 additional staff, bringing my direct reports up to more than 30 people. That's a lot of folks to manage, mentor, encourage and support.

That being said, I actually love my job, just wish there were more hours in the day so I didn't have to feel like I am rushing through things more quickly than I might like to some days. Fortunately, I have a good strong support system and on days like today when I am feeling a bit off center I know that I can draw strength from my recovery practices like prayer and meditation and those folks in my support network. Oh, and today I am fortunate enough to have a lunchtime onsite yoga class to look forward too. Hey, I'm feeling better already!


I did it!

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Didn't check back in last night but I am here this morning to report that I DID get my workout in yesterday! I was having a bit of a brat attack yesterday and my inner 3 year old was kicking, screaming and fighting every step of the way! It really was helpful to put it out there that I was not feeling motivated and that I would check back in with what I did or did not do regarding exercise. The accountability piece is key to my success!


Just not feeling it!

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Today is NOT an exercise rest day but I am not feeling moved to work out. I know I should, I want to see results, I just want to be lazy I guess and for no good reason, not sick, not pressed for time, not busy with other things. Just being a three year old and stomping around saying but I don't wanna do it!!!!

So what did I do about it? Updated my status to say I need a nudge to get going, committed to it when I huddled with my Spark Teams, said that I wasn't feeling it on a couple of fitness discussion threads and now created a blog post about it. I'll check in later with the results of my day and hope to post that I DID work out and that I feel better for having done so.



Monday, March 25, 2013

Okay so I figured I might as well get in on the Zumba craze and to that end I went to my first zumba class at lunchtime today. It was f-u-n! And I sweated my butt off. I probably looked pretty klutzy during some of the moves but I think that given time that will probably improve. I think the fact that it was fun, far outweighs most other factors for me particularly since inconsistency in exercise has been an issue for me for my whole life. So if you stop by the gym and see someone moving erratically and a bit out of sync but with a big grin on her face in a zumba class ... that will likely be me!


Two down, forever to go

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Today marks the end of my first 2 weeks on Spark people and already I can see the benefits in my program and life from being here. The key piece is the checking in and being accountable. I follow a really healthy and appropriate food plan and I am motivated to exercise consistently. There are so many ways to reach out and connect with others on a similar path plus tons of motivational opportunities to take advantage of. So, though I am new to this experience I plan to stay forever! emoticon


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