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***waiting for the sun to come out on my progress***

Thursday, December 13, 2012

This morning I realized that I only lost 2 lbs in the month of November. In October I lost 4 1/2. September was a struggle but I still managed to lose 7. Every month before that, I lost 8-10 lbs. I am slowing down. Before I brought the hammer down on myself, I recognized that most everyone is slowing down. This is typically the time of year when folks gain weight. While I haven't lost much, I haven't gained. I am also a person that will always choose working out outdoors over going to the gym. Hands down. It is dark outside by 5:30 when I am getting home from work and Derrell will not have me outside alone in the dark. Do I still workout? Absolutely. But my tenacity and energy is nowhere comparable to what it is when I go for a trail run or when I go to the football stadium and workout on the field or run up stadium steps. I feel like an athlete outdoors. I feel like I am spinning my wheels in the gym.

I am going to work to stay above water through these winter months. I may only lose a few pounds a month. Of course I want more but I am just trying to survive the cold, the dark and the gym life until the sun comes out in March so I can get back to doing what I do best: being athletic and dropping weight!
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    I know that feeling too. I love being outside working it out. It's a wonder they don't take me because my mind wonders all in the trees, you name it. I feel totally free when I'm outside! Hang in there! Did you get the P90x yet??
    1451 days ago
  • DALID414
    No gain is STILL progress, especially this month. Hang in there girl. We'll get through it.
    1452 days ago
  • SPARKLE1908
    1452 days ago
    Well, at least we only have one more week and then the days will start getting longer!! I much prefer the outdoor workouts, too. Just keep pushing through!
    1452 days ago
  • PURPLE180
    I LOVE outside workouts as well. I have been doing YOUTUBE Cardio videos and it seems to be working. You can also get a few Insanity workouts on there as well (Full length). I power walk at work (around the parking lot) and run in the a.m. before work (not lately, sleep and laziness have taken it is way too cold) but I try to get outside on the weekends. I do jump-rope in my driveway at night but this time change has kind of thrown me of my game a little too.
    1452 days ago
    emoticon You will get thru 'til the sun shines thru!!
    1452 days ago
  • EUEK098
    Hang in there, the suns almost out
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  • MISSB8604
    I was like that too, worked my butt off outdoors but got inside and it was BORING! You're not alone in this girl, and slow progress is still VERY good progress.

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