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Planning and spinning and un-planning

Saturday, February 23, 2013

I have a very hard time deviating from my scheduled workouts. When I do, I feel almost out of control. A little strange, yes, but I'm working on it. This morning it was icy, do I didn't go on a group run I wanted to do. I have a wine and chocolate event later today (fun, right?), so it was like run this morning or re-do my workout plan. I got myself into such a tizzy about this - I have this irrational fear or regressing and/or gaining back my weight if I skip a workout or eat a donut. I am working on this.

So anyway, after lots of nervous pacing and trying to figure out what to do, I made a new plan. (Because I LOVE to plan.) I am changing my 3-mile run tomorrow to a 5-6 mile run (with a group) and rearranging next week's workout schedule. So easy to do, but it took me so long to finally come up with a plan and realize that the world is not going to end because of a little snag in my plan!

Anyway... I swear I'm not really this crazy in real life, and I would tell anyone else they could just change some stuff around, but it's different when it's yourself.

But on to the good stuff.

I registered for my Spinning Instructor Certification program - I will be going to a workshop next weekend. I'm really excited! I also have this irrational problem with clicking "buy" or "purchase" or "confirm" buttons on the Internet. I get worked up when I buy plane tickets, book a hotel, or buy shoes. It's just so... *final*. (even though I've returned plenty of shoes.) But now that I have the workshop booked, I'm really looking forward to it! I'm going through Madd Dogg - and it's a little pricey, but it's the cert that's accepted almost everywhere. I asked the group exercise director at my gym what she recommends, and this was the one she requires of all her instructors. And my gym is awesome, so I totally trust her.

- lots of water. I'm going to a fun little event tonight full of not-so-healthy food (but great people), so I need to make sure I balance it all out with some good ole' H2O.
- Enjoy getting dressed up for this event! I rarely get dressed up to go out, so I'm going to make sure I look great! I bought a LBD a few weeks ago, not knowing where in the heck I was going to wear it, but now I have somewhere to wear it!
- Try not to plan the entire day. I have so many days planned out to the minute lately that I think I just need to let go a little bit and go with the flow.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
MCJULIEO 2/23/2013 7:58PM

    Every once in a while it's really good to just totally go with the flow.... you might discover some fun along the way!

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CFMOSS 2/23/2013 2:04PM

    Day by day....step by moment at a time. Keep up the good work.

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RUNNERRACHEL 2/23/2013 12:11PM

    Sounds like you have a lot of good things in the works! Good job working out your plan and rearranging it. And great to hear you're doing the spinning instructor class. Let us know how you like it! emoticon

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GETSTRONGRRR 2/23/2013 9:32AM

    "Life is what we do on between our plans"

I'm a big planner too...what's helped me along is to realize that good planning requires the ability to re-plan when things change

Good luck and keep at it!

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