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The Stuff I'm Made Of

Wednesday, January 09, 2013

Several people asked if I'd still be going to the gym without Yoda.

The answer is an absolute, resounding YES!

Do any of you honestly think Yoda would allow me to do otherwise? Ha! He made me pinky promise that I'd keep working out.

Some people asked if I'd be getting a new trainer.

The answer is an absolute, resounding NO.

First of all, Yoda is and always will be my trainer. I'd have a hard time with anyone else because they'd have a different training style and we'd have to go through the getting-to-know-you period again. They'd take what I've learned and gotten used to over the past two years and try to change the way things are done. Plus, no matter who it is they could never live up to Yoda's legacy in my life.

Even now, I can hear him in my head. I know just what he'd say and the look on his face as he lectured me for skipping the gym for a month.

I don't need a trainer. I haven't needed one for a long time now, but it just made things so much easier when I had to report to Yoda. It's time for me to stand on my own two feet and see just what I'm made of. Am I a slacker? Am I going to let myself down? Will I create my own goals and improve each week? Will I allow myself cheats and sabotage my success? Will I be strong? Will I refuse to miss my workout?

We'll find out.

Starting Monday.

Yeah, I know. The whole "start tomorrow" idea is an excuse to not start today. But I have an out-of-town reception on Saturday and I'll be gone for two days. Plus, I'm organizing all the workouts that Yoda ever gave me. I'll start with easier ones since I've taken so much time off and I'll work toward where I was at with Yoda. After that, I'll keep increasing the difficulty and changing up my workouts so that I don't get bored.

After all, I have to get in shape for the half marathon I'm running in July.

Yup. A half marathon. It's in Star Valley, Wyoming on July 13th if anyone wants to join in.

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Guess what.........

It's DOWNHILL. Yup. So I figure that will be a good first half marathon. Anyone want to join in and run it with me?

So, I'm still not giving up on myself and I hope you all are going strong too!
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HOLLIEWALLY 1/14/2013 1:51PM

    Wow, you go girl! You will ROCK that half!

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KOPSBABY 1/14/2013 9:53AM

    Good to hear you are going to do this even w/o Yoda. Sounds like you have a plan and I know you'll work it.

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HUSKERLAND3 1/10/2013 9:59AM

    You got this!

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CJADERUN 1/10/2013 8:50AM

    Wooo for keeping up! I'll be checking to make sure you're doing what you should be!
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And starting with the easier stuff is a smart idea--you don't want to be hurting yourself because you're going too hard too fast after such a break. Do what will make you work hard, not hurt yourself.

So I had three sessions with a trainer, and we became friends, so now I can essentially use him as a trainer for free. Well, basically I know that if I need something new to give my work out a boost, or I'm trying to work around an injury, or whatever then I can ask him for help and he'll demonstrate/help me out with a new exercise or watch my form or whatever, which is really nice. Do you think you'll be able to still do that with Yoda?

Can't wait to hear about your progress!

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SARASMILING 1/10/2013 4:48AM

    That is a good first half marathon!! I need to find one of those once my knee gets better! That's awesome! emoticon

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KATRENIAH 1/9/2013 6:04PM

    It sounds like God (or fate... insert whatever your believe here) moved Yoda away from your direct path so that you'd have to be accountable to yourself. I find that those things tend to happen for me when I'm ready for them but unwilling to take that step.

You're ready; you'll continue to do awesome. emoticon

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AUTUMNBRZ 1/9/2013 3:39PM

    I wish I could run it with you! Have fun with it :)

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KAKAKALI4 1/9/2013 2:39PM

    You can do it .. I am sure you will still keep in contact! I am sure you will miss him, but you are stronger than you know - and you are amazing - always remember that!

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MARTY728 1/9/2013 2:29PM

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POISONGIRL999 1/9/2013 1:46PM

    Good for you! Yoda or no Yoda you are a strong woman and completely capable of doing anything you set your mind to.

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NWCOUNTRYDANCER 1/9/2013 1:26PM

    You can do it. You've grown quite a bit in the last two years.

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SOUTH_FORK 1/9/2013 1:24PM

    Glad to see your face around these parts again! You're right- you can do this without a trainer. And sometimes its smart to look at your life realistically and assess what is reasonable- starting Monday sounds great. Get organized and then hit the ground running (downhill, uphill, sideways- anyway that works for you)!

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SEXBOBOMB 1/9/2013 1:14PM

    For cripes sake, girlie, where HAVE you been?!?!

Clearly, changes have been rising to the surface in your life -- a-and, a-a-and NO YODA?!? Shameless Shipper must hear story!

(And griping aside, I' glad you're back, and KNOW you can do this on your own! HM?!? Wow!)
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