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Get the Funk Out!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

I have been lazy. L-A-Z-Y.

If you know me, you probably wonder what the heck Iím talking about. I just ran a 10K, I exercise a lot, Iím on the go all the time. Not what most people would consider lazy. The 10K was AWESOME. I felt a fire I hadnít felt in a while. Then I went back to being lazy.

Hereís what I mean: for the past couple of weeks, something has been missing. Motivation has waned. Iíve been working out, but not as much as I had been. Iíve had a hard time getting out there to run, and when I do run, Iíve been doing the treadmill to avoid the hills in my neighborhood. I skipped Zumba yesterday, something that I VERY rarely do. Iíve been eating like crap, because Iíve been too lazy to prepare the food I bought at the grocery store (you know, washing strawberries and grapes, etc). Iíve been buying lunch at work because Iíve been too lazy to pack my lunchbag in the morning. Showering seems like a chore again. My weight is holding steady, but I feel like Iím slowly backsliding to the me I was a year ago, and I donít like it. Not one bit. Until today, I didnít really know what to do about it. Every day, I keep saying, Iím going to do xy and z, but then I give myself ďpermissionĒ to do z, but skip x and y. Iíve been making excuses.

Iím attributing this ďfunkĒ to the stress of my impending job change. Iím a worrier. Iím leaving a perfect job (other than the commute), for a new job. I always worry when I start new jobs that I wonít live up to what I sold in the interview. I worry that I will hate my new boss. I worry that I will hate what I have to do on a daily basis. I worry about the fact that I wonít have a paycheck for the next month. Worry. Worry. Stress. Stress. Worn out. L-A-Z-Y.

I dragged myself down to the gym today, just because I felt like I needed to. I was going to run, but I didnít have my running shoes or earphones, so I decided not to risk injuring myself by wearing the wrong shoes just to run for the sake of running. So, I settled on the elliptical. I set it on level 2, with random hills, then proceeded to play Words with Friends on my phone for a bit. I was kind of ďphoning it inĒ. BTW Ė it was freaking HOT in the gym, which was NOT helping. Then something clicked as I was watching my profile in the mirror next to the elliptical and admiring cringing at the side view of my belly.

Being lazy is what got me that belly. Being lazy is what got me to 260 pounds. Being lazy is NOT what got me down to 220 pounds. Being lazy is NOT what got me to finish that half marathon. Being afraid of what people think of me when Iím lifting weights is NOT what got me strong shoulders. SUCK IT UP WORKOUT GIRL!!

At that exact moment, I put my damn phone down and killed the rest of the time on the elliptical. I did 2.2 miles and burned over 400 calories in 30 minutes. ThenÖI went and grabbed 10 lb dumbbells, got on the floor on my back and did lying dumbbell flies, tricep extensions, torso twists with one dumbbell, and a whole bunch of other random acts of fitness. I also completed week 1, day 2 of the 100 pushup training programÖ16 pushups. In between my sets of pushups, I did various crunches, situps, and leg lifts. I already feel stronger. I was focused on my arm muscles when I was doing those pushups, and they were much easier than they were 2 days ago. When I was done, I went and bought a salad and grapes for lunch. You know what? It was just as satisfying as the cheesesteak and french fries I had yesterday for lunch. (I know, I can hear your collective gasp.)

So, as of right now, Iím back. You didnít know I was gone, but I did. The funk is gone, and Iím doing this. The right way. Again.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
KIMBERK24 4/23/2012 9:33PM

    Good for you! emoticon

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CELIAMINER 2/24/2012 10:16AM

    LOVE your enthusiasm! Need to hire you to coach me out of my workout funk.

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WINNIE1978 2/23/2012 6:39PM

    I'm glad the funk is gone! emoticon

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KJDOESLIFE 2/23/2012 12:10PM

    Yay! Great blog!

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BOBINVA 2/23/2012 6:26AM

    Stength training and pumping up those muscles will do it every time.

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MRSN1608 2/23/2012 4:07AM

    Woohoo! Wtg girl keep it up you are doing amazing!!

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LUCYLU22 2/22/2012 11:24PM

    You go girl!! I sure get those funks every now and again, they do seem to sneak up, and try to disrupt things. Way to go on sweeping the funk right out the door!! Keep at it, you got this!

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PINKNFITCARLA 2/22/2012 10:05PM

    Glad to see you back! We all go through that funk from time to time. Way to go for kicking it to the curb!

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BETHGILLIGAN 2/22/2012 5:43PM

    Funk is OK every now and then. Sometimes life happens and we need some time to process where we are and where we're going. But, the funk can't stay too long or it becomes a lifestyle. Way to go!!! Beat that funk!!!!!

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    Good for you! Crazy how a funk can just sneak up on you!


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    How funky is your chicken how loose is your goose! Girl, you got this and the funk is gonna be funky while you are looking good!

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TARANITUP 2/22/2012 3:07PM

    Its a great feeling when you finally start kicking yourself back in the a$$ and doing instead of saying! Awesome!

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LOTUSFLOWER 2/22/2012 3:01PM

    You've got this!

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    Booyah baby!! emoticon And that's how Tiff got her groove back. lol

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SHRINKING_SARA 2/22/2012 2:54PM

    emoticon That's the attitude you need! emoticon

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MOMMASHUTT 2/22/2012 2:51PM

    It has to be the weather. I found myself saying it was okay to eat a couple fries since I had a veggie burger no bun or cheese but with peppers, mushrooms & onions. I got my mojo back last night as I whipped my shirt off during my warm yoga class last night. I didn't even think about stopping or caring what I looked like.
Good for finding your mojo.

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KKINNEA 2/22/2012 2:50PM

    Begone funk!

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NWLIFESRC 2/22/2012 2:48PM

    Sort of know what ur talking about just not sure, no I know what to dio =, the problem is doing it.

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