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Respect for my body

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Last week was a tough week. Without going into all the details, I'll just say that my body failed me. Or, quite possibly, I failed it. I'll never know, but more than likely it was a combination of both.

All last week, I took a break from working out, except for walks (I feel OK with that) and ate with reckless abandon (NOT OK with that). I simply did not care what I ate, and most of it was junk. I took a break from tracking my food, which is also OK at times, but in combination with not paying attention to what I am putting in my mouth at all, it spells disaster.

As for the exercise, I was right in the middle of a super cool challenge on my Amazing Race Spark team and had to drop out. One of the members created our own little Amazing Race, in which our fitness minutes got us to our next clues and destinations, and we had fun challenges along the way. I really hope I have the chance for a do-over on that!

Today I am deciding to once again give my body the love and respect it deserves. The more I take care of it, the better I feel. Eating crap does NOT make me feel good for more than the time it takes to swallow it. Taking a vacation from the gym makes me feel sluggish, moody and out of sorts. When being fit and healthy is a priority in my life, I feel healthy and strong, like I can accomplish anything. I want that feeling back. And it starts with loving and respecting my body.

When I was pregnant I wrote a blog on this topic. I decided to revisit and reread it as a reminder of what my body can accomplish.
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Breakfast is tracked, and I am off to the gym this morning.
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SIMPLEJOYS 6/1/2011 9:59PM

  You are very insightful, Mila...then and now! Here's to taking good care of ourselves!

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NEWKAREN43 5/31/2011 1:16PM

    I love your insight in this blog BUT I really like that you went back to your 2009 blog to read it and reaffirm that this isn't a new thought for you, that your body is well made, well run and forgives for lots of wrongs! Good job! back to the basics!!!

The Amazing Race was wonderful! Like Tanya said - Season 2!!! It was a lot of fun. Oh, I love your Seattle picture for your background! I love that city. Blessings on your journey, and thanks for your comment on my blog as well! Karen

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SANDYDOLLAR201 5/31/2011 12:30PM

    I am SO impressed. You have been completely honest with yourself and are now taking the necessary steps to correct it. Kudos to you. If everyone did that with weight loss alone, the world would be a much lighter place!!
I agree that your body reacts unfavorably when we eat junk and don't exercise, I discovered that shortly after I joined Spark although sometimes I remember it the next day after I ate something perhaps I shouldn't have.

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I am proud of you, you have been doing great and will continue to do so, you inspire me to keep going as I feel like a turtle, but I'll get there eventually.
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PS - About the race, I have already been asked and hinted at for Season 2, so there will be another one!! I am so happy I was able to motivate people and create a fun challenge. Thank you!

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*AMBER512 5/31/2011 11:40AM

    Good for you for getting back on track. You know what makes you feel good and you know what doesn't. You can do it!

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NATPLUMMER 5/31/2011 10:42AM

    I'm glad you're getting back to tracking and your workouts. I know that I feel better when I do.

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RUNNERRACHEL 5/31/2011 8:36AM

    Great job on giving your body the respect it deserves! Awesome that you have been making fitness a part of your life. I experience the same sluggishness when I don't work out. You are reflecting and learning from this experience. Keep on treating yourself well and you will feel your best!

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CAM2438 5/31/2011 8:02AM

    What great insight!

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