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Here we go again

Saturday, January 26, 2013

I've been fighting with myself for the past few weeks in order to stay on track and it was not going well. I fell into the trap that everyone does at some point where you start comparing results and dedication and made me feel like a failure. That was how I would start the day and led to another disaster of a day. So, I'm taking this weekend off and I'll start fresh on Monday. No tracking, no stress, no success/failure analyzing.

While I have been fighting myself I have still been working out. I actually met my goal of 4 times this week which was a miracle compared to earlier this month.

I have started to do Couch 2 5k again since I love it when a program tells me exactly what to do. Since it is still damn cold and snowy out I'm trying to do it on the treadmill. Now my treadmill is at least 15 years old (I remember playing on it when I was a kid) and does not have a digital adjustment for the speed it has a sliding bar. You also never know what speed you are going to get when you adjust it and it does vary throughout the run without moving the slider anymore. It is a bit of an adventure. I just can't justify speding $600 on a treadmill when I'm not even sure I really like it. I prefer running outside easily and plan to be out there except when it is too cold or too hot. Anybody in MI want to donate a treadmill to a needy lady?

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REVIVED 1/27/2013 6:21PM

    i totally get that. everyday is such a fight to stay on track and then when the scale doesnt cooperate, i want to rip my hair out. i get so burnt out. Sometimes it feels like too big of a hill to climb but i just want it so bad!! thats the only thing that keeps me going. even though for me it seems to always be one step forward, two steps back. And it feels like everyone else has a way easier time and way more focus and success. I'm SOOO bad about comparing myself to others. I dont know what the answer is. Except to keep trying everyday. At least we have each other!

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JCARDINAL 1/27/2013 2:16PM

    I know what you mean about the treadmill. Mine is pretty old but with the Chicago winters it's a necessity. I keep looking at the new ones and just can't justify the cost.

We can always hope for an early thaw!!

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RYDERB 1/27/2013 12:53AM

Enjoy your weekend off. You deserve it.

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SNOW_LEOPARD_74 1/26/2013 2:35PM

    I understand the taking a break and I surprised myself and took one recently myself. Since my hand is stitched and unusable for exercise I kinda still am. Anyway, I found thst a short break was good for me as long as I didn't break for too long. Good luck, you CAN do this!!

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EJRANVILLE 1/26/2013 1:03PM

    I totally feel you on needing to take a break. Enjoy your time off and start again Monday refreshed and renewed.

As for running in Michigan I have a great local rec center I go to for treadmills, ellipticals and weights. Have you tried Craig's List or one of the cheaper 'gyms' that are $10/month. I hear they're not fancy but have the machines you may want in this snow.

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