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PAUSE, BREATHE & RUN...

Friday, October 15, 2010

I have been under a tremendous amount of stress at work these last few weeks with new responsibilities, deadlines, constant changes, new relationships to build etc... All the while, I have managed to make time for fitness, tracking, drinking water, freggies, etc. Thankfully, SP has helped me keep my anchor from sailing away back into my old habits.

This week, however, I am feeling tired and cranky from overworking/many deadlines, not to mention family responsibilities that come with a busy household. I may be hitting a brick wall as my mind and body are completely exhausted. The scale isn't moving and I just don't care right now. I want to sleep for days as I need rest.

I find that my weight loss journey has become a full time job on its own and I'm feeling exhausted. I want it to become second nature, so that I don't have to think about it so much. How long does this take? Can this ever happen for me? Finding time to take care of my health is sometimes easy to ignore. The excuses pile up...Sometimes, I just don't feel like investing the time and energy to track what I eat, remember to drink the water, eat the freggies, and make time for fitness. Sometimes, it's just too darn hard. I want it to be easy. I want someone to give me a hug and say it'll all be o.k. I want to whisked away into blissful happiness where I don't have to think about anything for a while. I want to shut my brain off, eat what I want & do absolutely nothing but relax.

While I learned early on that life isn't easy, it would be nice if just sometimes it took a little less effort so that I could also breathe once in a while. So, today, I AM pausing to breathe...I want to be healthy and fit for ME, so that I can enjoy the life I AM grateful to have. I want to set a good example for my kids too so that they grow up having the tools that they'll need to always take care of their health, regardless of any obstacles that life will throw their way.

I AM also doing it for the team I'm part of right now, the SPARK SPIRITS. You are the reason I AM not giving up right now. I WILL find my motivation in me TODAY to give back to the team so that we can continue on our travels together feeling fit, strong, healthy and happy. I got a good night's rest, already had breakfast. I WILL regain my balance and stay the course. I WILL get in my run today which I did only once and half way this week.

I WILL NOT give up because that is not an option for me!
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CARRAND 10/15/2010 9:13PM

    Just hang in there. I think it does get easier after a while. New habits do take hold eventually, and you don't have to be perfect. Take some time for yourself and breathe! You're on the right track with that idea!

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THENEWCINDY 10/15/2010 1:52PM

    Never give up!!!

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ACROSONIC 10/15/2010 11:02AM

    emoticon If you can't run, walk! Sometimes a long walk can restore your spirit! Keep plugging away. Change up some things to shock your body so it will drop those pounds.

Remember: the good things in life are worth working for. And you'll enjoy them more because you had to work for them.

Sitting around doing nothing, eating whatever and how ever much we wanted is what got us in bad shape. We can't go back and change that, but we can change today and tomorrow and work towards good health and fitness for now and our future.


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BKWHITE3 10/15/2010 11:00AM

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VEMAN1 10/15/2010 10:16AM

    Keep your balance in life. Yesterday I stopped my streak because of illness, but I am much better today for having done so. Stress is a killer both literally and figuratively. Even if you cannot get out and run a 20 minute walk might do more good than you can believe. Remember motivation will not carry you through all of your journey. You must find the determination to see yourself through.

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JKTENTATIVE 10/15/2010 8:48AM

    You have to give yourself permission to reduce some of the intensity of your workout. It will be good for both your mind and your body..and should also hopefully feel like a little less effort went into being on the health track - that will help it to feel more routine. Most important for you - DON'T slack on the carb control. Okay to get routine on everything else...perhaps if you switch your intense focus to just that for a few days and allow yourself to relax a bit more on the other things, you will find yourself feeling like you are in a fairly effortless routine and looking forward to getting a future intense workout.
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NUTRON3 10/15/2010 8:38AM

    Great attitude!

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