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January 2012: Life Is Great - Stop the Self-sabotaging


Thursday, January 05, 2012

Yesterday I saw all the new people in the gym who could not find the bathrooms and erred around looking for the water fountains. They reminded me that it was time to look at my own endeavors:

I have been doing well, not great but well. My last semester went like all the others: I did great until about the middle when the onslaught became too much, and as previously the first thing that went down the drain was "serious exercising" followed by trouble sleeping which led to even less exercising because I was tired.

On a positive note, I made it through without getting sick while everybody around me was sneezing and coughing, missing days ill at home or at the doctor's office. I attribute it to eating right. My hubby is really a great man: He cooks only healthy food (which I at times sabotage with ice cream - I even had Schweddy Balls! - and other junk) and is very faithful going to the gym. He has lost more weight than I would ever have thought possible even though he NEVER weighs himself, and did sparkpeople only by proxy with me. He is my hero and my inspiration.

As soon as the semester was out, I started working out in earnest - my resolutions did not coincide with January 1 - I swam a mile most of the days and am back to almost addiction again!

I don't have the guts to look back at 2011 - well, yes, because it was not perfect....

But here are my thoughts for 2012:

1. Not perfect is good enough.

2. Why can I not treat exercising like work, like a class? Something I just HAVE to do, no questions asked? Why should something that is definitely good for me go down the drain first when it gets tough? I will make working-out a non-negotiable entity by changing my mind-set: Exercise gives me more energy, and I will try to stick with it when the going is tough because I need it.

3. Wean myself off the sugar addiction AGAIN. How wonderful would it truly be if I could live on the great food my hubby so lovingly cooks for me every day...
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IMPROVINGME 1/8/2012 2:13PM

    Your Thought #2 really set off a bell in my head! Why am I not exercising regularly?!?! This should be non-negotiable!

Good for you for starting your year off with exercise.

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AMOHAME2 1/5/2012 9:54AM

    2011 may not have been "perfect", but it sounds like it was still great! I love the thoughts you've set down for 2012, it will give you something fabulous to work towards without putting too much pressure on yourself. Just reminding yourself how much you love exercise and healthy eating again is a major accomplishment! Happy new year!
Amira

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