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April and May

Saturday, May 05, 2012

It's odd. I was on a rolling boulder of momentum since February. Then slowed down a bit. March 22nd was the last time I went to the gym. I kept up with my caloric tracking and stayed in range all up until about the middle to end of April. And now, the last two weeks or so I haven't tracked a thing and perhaps went a little wild with the ice cream Crunch bars last week. In spite of the Crunch bars, I've still been meaning to buy a belt for the pants that don't seem to want to stay up as much as they used to. One happy thing.

Any excuses to offer? Not really. April was a busy month work-wise. And I've been feeling somewhat depressed at the slow progress of my job hunting. I think there came a moment where I just wanted to curl into a cocoon mentally. Was it my body rebelling against me? I don't think so. I've enjoyed going to the gym. It puts me at ease knowing that my body can take certain things and I worry less about what "that ache" or "this ache" could mean. In fact I realize it means nothing and weird aches vanish altogether from my perception.

My mind can become a quagmire. And so after the initial depressed thoughts that set me off or set me back mentally, I've decided to retool this weekend. The job search will continue and I've opened myself to another choice that can move me in the direction I want my life to go. One way or another 2013 will be a spectacular new year. And I'm vowing to get back to the gym on Monday. Back to my daily morning routine and semi-regular evening class routine.

There's no reason not to. Time to get back on track. Weight loss and health is something that I was making progress on and it made me feel great that I was. So other things are not moving at the same pace. I shouldn't sacrifice this because of that.

That's my update.

I'm also taking part in BLC for 20-somethings with 100+ to lose. Don't want to let down my team either :-)

See ya!
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    Forget the past, come back to the Green Team & kill 'em, you know emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2109 days ago
    Thank you for your thoughts everyone :-)

    I still feel like I'm struggling emotionally. For some reason it feels like the hugest task to apply for this one position I've been staring at all day. But I'm going to somehow, so I don't feel like a wreck for not doing it tomorrow, and then have another excuse for not getting up and going to the gym.

    But I cannot let another week go of not exercising. Gym bag is ready. Gym clothes are ready. I began tracking food again diligently yesterday. Feeling good about that. :-)

    Just need a nice shower and a good night's rest.
    2118 days ago
    2119 days ago
  • BILL60
    You have all the makings. Now make it happen.
    2119 days ago
    One thing I'm sure about what similar with April and May is the end of the week will be a totally different than the rest of the weeks, thanks to trip out of town!

    What I do in busiest time is instead of committing myself to a lengthy workout, I split them into shorter workouts or Quickies throughout the day. Just sneaking in exercises in the small free time that I have, even if just a minute :D And maybe it's time for you to try something new!

    Good luck keeping track in May!
    2119 days ago
  • RCW0442EHS
    Everybody falls sometimes, the important thing is that you get back up. You're doing that so there's no doubt in my mind that you can do well in accomplishing your goals.
    2120 days ago
    just start over again and don't forget to have fun emoticon
    2120 days ago
    "Let me tell you something you already know. The world ain't all sunshine and rainbows. It's a very mean and nasty place and I don't care how tough you are it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it. You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. But it ain't about how hard ya hit. It's about how hard you can get it and keep moving forward. How much you can take and keep moving forward. That's how winning is done! Now if you know what you're worth then go out and get what you're worth. But ya gotta be willing to take the hits, and not pointing fingers saying you ain't where you wanna be because of him, or her, or anybody! Cowards do that and that ain't you! You're better than that" (Rocky, 2006)

    "When there is a will, there is a way." (Unknown, came from a 17th century proverb)
    2120 days ago
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