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Here I Am

Monday, March 04, 2013

February was another hell of a month, (ear tubes surgery for Keira, mono for Jon, lots of work for me) but I am back onboard in March.

I am challenging myself to do something active every day (even SparkGuy's (in)famous 10 minutes a day) and to log my food at least 5 times per week. I rode my exercise bike last night and realized how easy it is to get unfit in just a few short months.

But I'm working at looking forward though, and not backwards (thanks, SPUNKYDUCKY). It'd be easy to look at some of the photos from 2010 when I was at my thinnest and fittest and get depressed, but...

Sometimes this journey will not be the #1, #2 or even #3 or #4 priority in your life, and you just have to be OK with that.

"Tell me about your problems...."
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    Got on my elliptical today and wad exhausted after just 10 minutes. Made me sad cuz I used to do that thing for 90 minutes without a problem. But gotta start somewhere. Good luck.
    1808 days ago
    So good to "see" you!!! I love that you note that sometimes the healthy journey is not the top priority...how right that is!!!!

    Cheers to rocking out March - and beyond!!!
    1811 days ago

    I'm glad you're still plugging away. Hope everyone is recovering well and feeling better soon!!
    1813 days ago
  • BOOTS1221
    So glad to hear an update from you!! Your friend is exactly right, you can only look forward. No use dwelling on what we did or didn't do over the past month or so. And YOU are right, sometimes this can't be our #1 priority but we do what we can. Small steps in the right direction will definitely help!! Love ya girl, and I'm always only a text away!! :)
    1814 days ago
    emoticon Your caption and the pic of Keira is priceless. emoticon

    1814 days ago
    Love you! Thanks for the shoutout! I am so happy that you are back on the horse (cycle). Once you get going, nothing is going to stop you...Winter has been hard and we DESERVE spring. I am thinking (precontemplation stage) about running. I hate being afraid! I am so afraid after finally getting rid of PF that if I start running it will suddenly be back. I just need to find a nice, super slow training schedule and get stretching my feet. I would like to do a triathlon this summer (should probably find one and sign up). Call if you need some inspiration. I am at a conference in Denver all week.
    1814 days ago

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    I'm right there with you! I thought 2013 was going to be MY year as "3"s are my lucky number...so far it's the year of ikky's. LOL Glad everyone is getting to feeling better and you can get in your 10 minutes or more!! go go go go go!!
    1814 days ago
    Hellacious months happen all the time and I'm going through one myself so trust me on this. Hang in there. It will pass. Doing something active every day is a HUGE step in the right direction. If for no other reason, it is a great stress reliever and we could certainly use that!
    1814 days ago
    Try doing lunges while you cook supper... Balance will come.
    1814 days ago
    emoticon it's all such a balancing act. You have your priorities straight. Love the photo.
    1814 days ago
  • ROCKMAN6797
    Actually your #1 priority is pictured!
    She is a little "Lucy" in the making! emoticon
    1814 days ago
  • EMLG11
    Congrats! You can look back at those pictures but when you do you have to remember what you have today that you didn't have then and that is that precious little girl in your life. I think it takes a long time to figure out how to incorporate a new regime when you go through a major life change like that. I think a key is to do those small moments of exercise and activity when you can fit them in. It will be easier when you can get outside with her a bit more too. Keep plugging along...you will get it all worked out.

    1815 days ago
    Hang in there, girl! Glad to hear from you - I've been wondering how you and the family have been doing. As they say - "baby steps" for you and the little one!
    1815 days ago
    Forward motion, that's the way to do it!! 10 minutes every day is an achievable goal (and for me, sometimes it becomes 20 or 30!) Spring is coming and it will get easier to stay motivated.

    My niece (the one who had the brain tumor a year ago) has made it through her treatments and is now training for the Chicago Spring 1/2 Marathon; she's up to 4 miles! She asked me to join her group; I'm not sure if I can go yet because the date isn't the greatest for me but I figured I would at least try to get ready. Like you wrote, it sure is easy to get unfit and I have some work ahead of me!

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    1815 days ago
    Sounds like February was really hard, I'm hoping (knowing) March has gotta be better for you! emoticon
    1815 days ago
    Kristina, if you are always looking back, you will miss the next opportunity in front of you! :D But it sounds like you already know that. Love the positivity. As a mere mortal, you can only do what you CAN do - as long as you are making the most of your time, you are doing GREAT!
    1815 days ago
  • DRB13_1
    don't be disheartened by the deconditioning, you'll bounce back in less time than it took you to originally build up your endurance. keep riding that bike and moving that body! emoticon emoticon
    1815 days ago
  • FREES1
    looks like quite the pair!
    climbing back on can be tough - you can do it!
    and tis good to hear from you again!
    1815 days ago
    Ahhh! So excited to see your name pop into my inbox! Keira is adorable. Good work momma :) We're ALL struggling, but we're all still here for you!
    1815 days ago
    Sounds like you are back on track....life happens.
    So cute!!!!
    1815 days ago
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