Back from a Bug

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Having a cold sucks...but it feels good to actually run tonight after a week of not being able to breath out of my nose! While I feel well enough to get back to running, a part of me is a little upset that I have been set back a whole exercise for a whole week...I know that it wasn't my fault, that I was sick, but I'm finding it a little hard to jump back on the wagon. I was just hitting my stride, my routine, and then boom, a cold :( I just need to force myself back into my routine.
I'm finding that on this journey to a healthier me I have to force myself to have a short term memory. To not dwell on the pitfalls and setbacks, but to acknowledge them and move on. Keeping my eyes and heart on my goal, one small weigh-in landmark at a time. My first goal was to lose 10 lbs by my vacation to NYC in the middle of March...I'm halfway there, now I just have to keep my motivation to lose the last 5 lbs. Then, establish a new small weight goal, probably 10 more lbs by my birthday in May (and my 5k run!).
Sorry if this particular entry didn't read well. Hopefully my ramblings made sense. I just wanted to reflect on my absence from Spark and give myself a motivation peptalk!
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