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57 days... new goals... personal challenges...

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Today is Day #3 of 57 days. I have pledged that after 3 weeks of almost no working out and barely tracking my food intake.

My challenge to myself is to work out or move my body at least some every day until I go home again on leave in October. I actually started this on Monday, so I have been successful for 3 days. I also will keep my calories in range... but I didn't make that on Monday, so I am on streak day two for that.

Work has been stressful, with long days and other stuff. I had my husband and son visiting for 10 days at the end of July and that was great. But I wanted to hang out with them and didn't work out, not wanting to waste what little precious time we had together in the gym.

At the end of their visit, I got word from my brother that my father was dying. While this was not unexpected, it was a blow and I rushed home for a week of emergency leave to spend time with family and see my dad one last time. He did pass on 2 Aug, peacefully and on his own terms. We held his memorial a few days later and celebrated his life with family and friends. While I will miss him, I am mostly at peace with his passing, especially since he has been slipping away incrementally since my mom died a few years ago. But during that week, I never worked out, just kind of being in a daze.

Then I came back to Texas and was thrown into a hellish week of 10-11 hour work days that just whipped my butt. I worked out a little on 2 days and just gave up on the rest of them. Then my good friend M. came to visit and I didn't do anything for that either.

So I restarted this week. My other goals are to complete Jillian Michaels' 30 Day Shred in 60 days... I prefer to do it every other day with running in between. So we will see.

Only 107 days left here and then I will be home again.

Update on the T-Shirt Chomping Guy at the gym... he was there the last two times I have been at the gym, exercising in the same bizarre way... and one time he got on the treadmill right next to me... an let me just say, that was distracting at the very least.
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OAKSHAVEN 8/16/2012 3:44PM

    I'm so sorry about your Dad. I'm going to light a candle for him, and for you.

With all that going on, no wonder you have gotten off track with exercise and nutrition. That's OK, you are already getting back.

The guy at the gym--that is weird. The worst I've had was someone next to me on a treadmill who really had bad BO. Not the "I'm working out and getting sweaty" type, but the "I haven't showered in the last month" type. I actually stopped early because I couldn't stand it any longer.

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