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Starting Again--Again! Help!

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

I hesitate to write this blog. My exercise life has been out of whack for almost 6 months now, the longest stretch since late 2008, and that is not good. I have put a little weight on, but not too much, the bigger issue is that my fitness level is very low and I know how much work it will take to get that back.

That's not what's actually causing the hesitation, though. What's causing the hesitation is that I've had several fits and starts over the last few months, and yet I haven't remained disciplined, focused, and committed. Now my marathon training plan starts next Tuesday, and boy do I need those 18 weeks to get ready.

So the bottom line is this: I need to start and stay started! Encourage me, SP friends, rebuke me, tease me--do whatever you can to help me because I need you right now!

Thanks, friends, I've missed you, and I look forward to reconnecting with many of you again. By the grace of God, I AM GOING TO DO THIS THING!!!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
WHOVIANGIRL23 2/13/2013 8:31AM

    You can (and most importantly WILL) do this! It doesn't matter how many times you've quit or given up. What matters is how many times you start again!

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MNCYCLIST 2/13/2013 8:13AM

    Thanks everyone, the encouragement means a lot!

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MAGGIE101857 2/13/2013 7:25AM

    I could have written this blog! Time for both of us to stop procrastinating and get on track; my marathon plans on still on the back burner due to injury and PT, but I hope to get back to that level.

emoticon !!!! emoticon !!!!! Let's get moving!!!!!

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BILL60 2/13/2013 7:24AM

    Okay Slacker, get on down and starting knocking out those Allmighty "20's". Let's get back on that program and make the Gang proud. BTW, welcome back.

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MIRAGE727 2/13/2013 7:13AM

    I have no problems doing this! Look at your wife and your daughter! There's your motivation! A father's influence in his daughter's life shapes her self-esteem. She will see your training effort and the result! There's no doubt in my mind that she has grown spiritually through her Mom & Dad! Focus on them and look to your Creator for strength! I look forward to hearing about your amazing Marathon journey! Stay strong, stay focused, and train well!

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KA_JUN 2/13/2013 12:06AM

    18 weeks, you have time to right the ship, you can do it! Focus on the event! emoticon

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MNCYCLIST 2/12/2013 10:44PM

    Thanks for that advice--one day at a time, and today, I did what I needed to do!

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MKMMARTY 2/12/2013 10:41PM

    Just concentrate on today - do what you know you must do. Just go and do what ever training you must.

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MNCYCLIST 2/12/2013 10:41PM

    Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

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NANCYPAT1 2/12/2013 10:39PM

    You can do this . . . YOU WILL DO THIS. . .Good luck on your training - we will all be watching and some may even join. YOU are a role model whether you intend to be or not. YOU are someone's hero - don't let yourself or them down.


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