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recapturing momentum..

Monday, December 19, 2011

I am giving myself 5 minutes to write this blog so I dont settle in and get too comfy, slurping coffee and pondering the big things of life. In short, i had a lousy weekend and the last few days of my afternoon shift were torture. i finally kicked a chest cold that normally degenerates into bronchitus but i finally got it beat if I hit it early with some mucinex dm. Usually it would linger for months.. thank goodness.

One of my emotional eating triggers is when I am not feeling good, be it work related or just being under the weather. For the last 5 days, I have not had it together at all.

That was then, this is now. One of the ways I get my momentum back is to just do it. Do it in spite of how I feel be it feeling foggy headed from lounging around all weekend or feeling like I have let myself down and the sick feeling that brings. The good feelings always follow when I do what I know I need to do. When I bring my actions back in line with my hearts desire.

Why do I keep going?

Here is a short list...note to self...

- When I run, i become empowered. I feel like the man I want to be when I am racing, running with the crowd, crossing the finish line. feeling the accomplishment.
- When I workout, I carry that fitness with me everyday whether I am doing stuff around the house or lugging a heavy tool bag up 172 steps to the top of a conveyor system.
-Endurance sports is the only hobby I have ever had that gives back to me in a big way. I get far more out of it than what I put into it but it does demand that I put something into it. If I want the good times to continue, I have to stay with it and it always delivers. I can park my fishing rod for 6 months and the fish will still be there. i park myself for 6 months and i will pay dearly.

I love what I feel when I am out there. I am the man I was born to be when everything in me is running in synch. the footfalls, the pace, the breathing, everything working together to make Robert a better man.

I love this way.

Time to go make it happen.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
REMEMBER2BME 1/23/2012 12:39PM

    Just kind of mentioned you, or your thought in my blog today. Thank you.

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ALLISONSATTIC 12/20/2011 8:12PM

    Great 5 min blog!! ;-) ...Each day is a new day...The key is..learning if you do let a few days pass of not exercising..for whatever have the know how and skill to get back to it.!!
Keep up the awesome job you are doing!!

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KKINNEA 12/20/2011 10:51AM

    Indeed, you will make it happen!

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EMMANYC 12/20/2011 9:28AM

    I feel that way about running, too. One thing you might want to consider when you feel unmotivated or dragged down, especially if there might be a physical dimension (tired, recovering from a cold) is to run but do a "fun run" instead of your regularly scheduled "intense" or "long run". Run for 20 minutes instead of 50, alternate running and biking, pretend you're running a 5K race, run your favourite route - do whatever feels like "fun" to you.

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IMSMILEY88 12/20/2011 8:06AM

    I love what you said about your running 'hobby'. I have quite a few hobbies, but many of them can sit on the shelf for weeks, months, or even years until I'm ready to do them again. They'll be waiting and I can pick up where I left off. Running (& triathlons, etc), however, will suffer greatly if I took off weeks (gasp!), months (ugh!), or years (I'd have to start over!). So, I think this is one hobby I'll be working at every day! (Even though some days I'll be working at it as a rest day!)

Let's go make it happen!

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4BARBIE44 12/20/2011 7:46AM

    Be happy! emoticon

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BILL60 12/20/2011 6:55AM

    Hang tough, my friend.

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ACTIVE_AT_60 12/20/2011 6:08AM

    I love the message and the way it is delivered. Another great 'editorial' from Robert.

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WANNABFIT34 12/19/2011 9:13PM

    Go you! It is rough getting back after being ill, I struggled a bit at the gym today but the important thing was that I was there and I took no more time off than necessary.

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_JODI404 12/19/2011 7:45PM

    Really glad to hear you kicked that cold before it grabbed hold for months!!

Great reminder list for your momentum re-start!! Just do it!! and you know you will feel GREAT!!

Take care!
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TRAVELGRRL 12/19/2011 7:33PM

    You type fast for 5 minutes! LOL but what a great attitude! YOU ARE who you always wanted to be! Good for you.

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RHONDALYN10 12/19/2011 7:15PM

    Way to go! Jump back in and kick some butt!
You have come so far. WOOHOO!!

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LKEITHO 12/19/2011 6:23PM

    Great blog! Thanks for the inspiration!

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NIGHTSKYSTAR 12/19/2011 3:32PM

    Good Job Robert!! Glad you nipped the sick in the bud and as always you are an inspiration.

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FITFOODIE806 12/19/2011 1:27PM

    Way to be in control! And glad to hear the cold is gone.

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CHIFANG130 12/19/2011 12:13PM

    Robert: I totally enjoy reading your positive forward looking post. Yes, we may have slipped, but we would not stay down forever. Time to get back on track! emoticon

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PIXIEMOM13 12/19/2011 11:54AM

    Oh man, I totally hear you about colds/not feeling well and leading to a loss of momentum.. i totally had that this past weekend and am trying to get back into the groove before too much more damage is done/ground is lost.

I have absolute faith that you can make things happen..and your blog reminds me that I can too!

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LIV2RIDE 12/19/2011 11:24AM

    Glad you kicked the cold before it turned more serious. I love reading notes to yourself as it's a clear reminder of why you are doing what you do.

Make it happen!

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HOLISTICJESSICA 12/19/2011 10:24AM

    I loved reading this...I was kind of wanting more when I stopped. Your words are so powerful and wonderful to read. I hope you get to feeling better soon, you're right, we just need to do it.

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LINDAKAY228 12/19/2011 10:07AM

    Glad the cold is better. I can so relate to what you say about eating when not feeling well, I do the same thing. Take care and get out there and do it! You are a fighter and you can do it.

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ERIKGN 12/19/2011 9:57AM

  Good job, make it happen you can do it!

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WONDERWOMAN 12/19/2011 9:51AM

    Just DO it. Robert, we all know nothing keeps you down for long. Set backs are a part of life we all need to accept and not beat ourselves up about. That was then, this is now. Merry Christmas to you, Katie, and the girls.

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WENDYSPARKS 12/19/2011 9:44AM

    Hope you are feeling better.

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