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Sunday, October 07, 2012

After the last few weeks of being challenged and facing temptations I felt like was doing really well. I felt like I had over come all the hurdles that I faced the last few weeks and really stayed on track. The same cannot be said for this past week.

I stumbled this week and hit the pavement hard. I really backslid in food choices and portion size, I was over on my calories at least 3 days this week. I also did not meet my calorie burn goal for the week, although I did meet my fitness minutes for week.

I have felt a little blue this week which has not helped my food choices and motivation level. There were times when I could have worked out or just taken a walk and I didn't. The really bad part is that the less I felt like working out the more I felt like eating poorly and those issues just seemed to feed off one another.

However, I did hit my fitness minutes goal for this week. I will look at the positives and learn from the negatives. I also stayed true to my nutrition tracker and tracked everything I ate or drank, even if wasn't a good choice. I will not let a bad week completely derail all my hard work so far. I understand that I slipped up but that it is not the end of the world.

Tomorrow I begin a new job and I'm hoping the new schedule will allow me a little more time to work on my goals. I am also recommitting to 5 workout days a week. I know I can do this and I will not let mistakes and backsliding stop me from reaching my goals. A new week is a new opportunity for personal growth in all parts of my life.

As a little reminder to myself I have been playing Lari White's song "Stepping Stone." I attached a link for it, I hope you enjoy it. It reminds me that we all stumble and fall but that's ok. It's what you do after you fall that matters. For me, I'm getting back and I'm going to keep moving forward. I WILL DO THIS!!

Thanks for listening.

Good Luck and Keep Sparking,
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    5 days a week...that's emoticon . Mix it up heavy days and light days and it will help with recovery. You're doing great! emoticon

    And that's a great song...Thanks for sharing.
    1965 days ago
  • NEPTUNE1939
    5 workouts a week - Wow! Don't forget to give your body time to recover.
    1966 days ago
  • CATMAMA2965
    Dust yourself up and keep on moving. You cannot change the past so be done with it and look ahead. I like your positive attitude. You can do this!
    1966 days ago
    I'm proud of you for finding your positives for they are what keeps us going. emoticon emoticon
    1966 days ago
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