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Wednesday, January 02, 2013

Boy do I feel like crap today!!!! Something has gripped me and I can't seem to shake it. It's the first time in a very long time that I have been sick. I've been feeling sick since I ran last Friday when afterwards it started in my chest. Then over the weekend after doing yoga I was stiff and sore. I think my body is just telling me to rest!!!

So that is what I did today. I am just stepping back from all the running around and taking it easy. The kids went back to school, and my husband went back to work. I was sad to see the winter break end. We had a really nice break. But being home alone and staying in gave me the chance to focus on my goals and work on my spark for the new year!!!

Even feeling as lousy as I do I am recharged and ready to go. I am done feeling frustrated over my weight gain from the past year. It was a good year...I ran two half marathons, a ten miler, some 5Ks...but packed on weight. I was constantly in training which left me very hungry and I just lost all control of my eating. I used the fact that I was running so much as permission to eat whatever the heck I wanted...and for me that is just not OK. So I need to refocus. I love running...I want to continue running...but I need to focus mostly on my eating and tracking what it is I'm eating. Its as simple as that. It always has been. I've said it a million times even though I don't always want to believe it. I can't "eat" because I ran ...miles. I must stay within a designated range. Exercise can't undo a bad diet. I've proved that!!! I'm pissed because of that...but I must get over it. It would be nice though.

I know I'm rambling...but I need to get this out there. This blog is my sounding board after all emoticon

So...once I am rid of this flu...what ever I have. I am going to get back out there and run my heart out. and track track track!!!! I also need to get back to yoga more regularly too!!! For now its just eating and finding my way back with my spark tracker.

Hope it was a good one for you!!!

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  • IONA72
    I'm feeling exactly the same. This cold/ flu whatever is worse than ever today and I had such big plans for exercising on these 4 days off work..... just not able to do anything.

    Food tracking really works for me but I must admit I haven't done it much at all this last year, I do find it such a chore even with my groups and favourites already there.
    As a result - no weight loss! Duh!---- we are not stupid women - we can change this. emoticon

    Good luck on the journey I'm right with you.
    1903 days ago
    I hope you are feeling much better soon! It's a good idea to just take it easy for a day or so and reflect. I am sure you will get back on track to...tracking! Take care and many thanks for your very kind comments on my blog - I appreciate your support so very much!
    Hugs and blessings, Nattacia

    1904 days ago
    I hope what ever you have goes away soon. I had a bad sinus infection right before Christmas and man, did that knock me down. I wanted to work out but found that I got better faster by letting my body rest. So take the rest that you need!

    I am with you with your new plan of attack. I did that as well when I was training for my half marathon. Not this time... my training will be tough but the hardest part will be watching everything that I shove in my mouth. Just because I am training doesn't mean I can eat what ever I want. Track... track... track...!

    1904 days ago
  • SHRINK71
    Well at least this "bug" you have helped you attend to some serious psychological housecleaning, right??? I know what you mean about using exercise as an excuse to eat whatever we want. It took me a few years to get over THAT particular hurdle!!!! The fact is, just like when you're pregnant you're eating for ONE and a THIRD and NOT eating for TWO (gee I learned that one the hard way...), when we exercise we need just a few more calories for the extra energy.... like maybe 100-200 extra.... That really is it!
    You are totally going to ROCK this year. Why? Because we are going to both stay Sparking and be there for each other my Disney buddy!!!!!!!
    Maybe our extra incentive can be getting together over the summer!!!! My kids will be in camp for 2 months (yes... all of them) and I can totally do a mid-week get-together!!!!
    How does that sound?????
    1904 days ago
    Hope that flu doesn't stick around. You have done so great on your running and you will do the same with your weight loss. You go girl!!!!
    1905 days ago
    I'm with ya! I hope you feel better real soon though!!!!

    Take care and have a great new year!!


    1905 days ago
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