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New Plans, Motivation

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

So, after about 2 weeks of feeling totally out of control, emotionally eating, and skipping workouts, I am back to my normal self. Who can't handle major stress? This girl apparently. And, that's okay. I'm pretty good at letting the little things go, and while it would be better to continue taking care of myself when the big stuff happens, I'm not perfect. It's what you do after you fail that counts.

I've made a slightly new plan. Really it's just the things I did when I lost weight only adjusted for my incredibly hectic schedule. My workouts are pretty much consistent because I take and teach a lot of classes and workout with my trainer. I do a few running workouts on my own, but I've scheduled them, too. So, all that stays the same, but the problem is that most of them take place in the evening. If I workout earlier in the day, I usually feel better and more focused on eating well. So, I've added a short 15 minute workout in the mornings, alternating between yoga and ST stuff like pushups and ab work.

Yesterday was day 1, and it went well. I did yoga, and I felt calmer and more at peace for most of the day. Today has been a little more difficult. Yesterday, as I sat down to write this blog for the first time, I got a call to come pick up my daughter at school. She had a 104 degree fever and a full body rash. So, needless to say, she's home today, and I haven't got my ST in, yet. It's next on the list after I finish this blog. It's necessary. Not only for a little more exercise, but for my peace of mind.

I had a great Zumba class yesterday. I had a couple new people, and they loved the class! It was one of those nights where I felt fresh and ready to go and didn't trip over my feet too many times. There was a lot of positive energy and laughter from the group, and I had planned a killer workout so lots of sweat as well.

There are days when I am struggling to find time to study for my certification that I question whether or not I can actually do it, but classes like last night's reminded me how much I love teaching fitness. I'll figure out the time (have lots of study time today!), pass the test, and make training work for an occupation. Even just teaching Zumba makes me so happy and more fulfilled. I love it.
Change is good!
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ILIKETOZUMBA 3/13/2012 1:09PM

    Sounds like a great new plan! I hope your daughter gets well soon, poor thing. And keep up the fabulous work with your teaching! I'm thinking pretty seriously about getting certified as a Zumba instructor at some point in the near future, but I don't think I'll become certified as a trainer in general. Good for you!! :)

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CHANGINGSAM 3/13/2012 11:04AM

    I'm glad to see that you got back up after you fell. It's hard, but it truly makes us stronger when we are able to get back at it. Hope your daughter feels better soon!

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