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Figuring out my exercise slump

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Feeling the need to write, so this blog may be "scattered," but I haven't written in a couple days so figured anything I get out is better than nothing.

I've been slacking lately with my fitness minutes. Sure, I'm doing the bare minimum, but I haven't pushed myself to do anymore. And I really should. It's been hard. I think I'm trying to adjust to not having as much time for fitness starting next week with new job, but in all reality I should be A getting more time in right now and B I will have time for exercise even with new job, just at a different time of day. Sure, it'll take some getting used to, but I certainly will have time.

I've been REALLY craving a gym membership lately. I've wanted one since we moved to MA, but lately it's been like all I want to do. And then in return, since I can't get one yet, I think my mind is kind of like "well, then why bother." That's NOT who I am, I know I need to stick with my plans and give it my all, and when I do get a gym membership, GREAT, but that doesn't mean I should be slacking off until then. I know that'll only make going to the gym harder, cause the exercises that used to be easy will be hard if I continue to slack off.

I haven't done the JM 30 day shred video in awhile. I really love her videos, I just haven't wanted to pop that DVD in. Maybe I'll start that segment of my workout routine over for the month of April. I know I COULD start it up now, but maybe starting fresh on a new month would be good incentive to keep going.

And, to give myself some credit, I have been eating fine. In my calorie ranges every day lately with 90% or more of the food I eat being healthy.
And, to give myself a little more credit, the only day I skipped a workout was yesterday. I've been doing stuff, just not a lot. Quick at-home circuits, walks, etc. So I know I'm not completely off the wagon, I just kind of need to vent it out.

Starting next week, since my new schedule allows, I'm going to be joining a friend at a free fit-club at the Auburn Mall on Wednesday evenings. I am very excited about this and hope that it'll maybe jumpstart me into wanting to do more.

As soon as preschool money starts rolling in I WILL be getting a gym membership to World Gym.

And, as soon as mother nature decides to STOP sending New England more snow, I'll be out doing my walk/runs again.

I think honestly, after just writing that last sentence, that the weather has kind of put me in a slump. It was GORGEOUS last week (or a week-two weeks ago, kind of forget now) and I was able to go for a run and everything. And then we got more snow/ice/etc. Kinda threw me off my running plan and then I just didn't care.
Which isn't normal for me either since I have so many at-home options to help get through winter when I can't run, that the not being able to thing shouldn't have been an issue. But I think that may be part of it.

Monday, Chris now has two appointments to follow up from his seizure. One is at 6:00AM and the other is at 9:00AM, and then I have a meeting with the preschool at 1:00PM. It is going to be a long day of being at the hospital all morning. But I am super pumped about going to the preschool Monday and then starting on Tuesday. Very excited. I started pinning more preschool ideas on Pinterest this week since I had been pinning more primary classrooms and now, for the time being, I'll be doing preschool.

I also have another set of MTEL tests this Sunday at 4:30p, and then again another set on Tuesday at 5:45p. Hopefully these ones wont be too bad!

Off to squeeze in a little more ST before work!
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

ALIHIKES 3/22/2013 9:51AM

    We all go through slumps, and with all the changes in your life -- makes it more difficult. I think it DOES help to keep trying. And look into other "gym" options. I use our community gym instead of a private gym, mostly because that's where my friends go. And local community colleges frequently allow non-students to register for a single exercise class - and then use the gym all they want. (At least MY local community college does that) Your at home options are really great also!

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MICHELELYNN777 3/22/2013 9:29AM

    Glad you were able to blog out some of your thoughts/feelings. You have a lot of transition going on and you will find the right balance when you get your new routine going.
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_JODI404 3/21/2013 5:40PM

    Blog writing therapy - emoticon

It sounds like it did the trick... writing it out to find the clarity.

It sounds like the weather definitely is having an impact. It's hard to get teased with that lovely Spring weather and get in the mindset of exercising outdoors only to have Winter temps return so quickly. No snow here, but our 70 degree temps are no longer here either. I think everyone is SOOO ready for Spring!!

The gym will be awesome!! Definitely keep up your workouts so your transition to the gym will be easier. I know how much you enjoyed your classes before! Hopefully it won't take too long to get in a position to join! I really am a gym person -- has always been my preference.

Hope all goes well with Chris' appointments and your upcoming MTELS!
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WHYNOTJ1 3/21/2013 3:49PM

    It sounds like you've got quite a lot to deal with right now. And, the weather sure isn't helping. (I'm in northeastern MA, about 40 minutes from Auburn Mall--you guys really got hammered with the weather this year!). Have you checked out your local Y for a class you can take until you get your gym membership? (I was at the Worcester YWCA pool two weeks ago for an aquatic instructor workshop. The facility was very nice!)

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MISSRUTH 3/21/2013 2:34PM

    emoticon I hear you about the slump-- I think the dreary cold weather doesn't help at all. And sometimes it just seems so hard to get going. I was tired of all the dvd's I had, and then I bought the 30 Day Shred. It helped me to have something new & different to do. I'm thinking the free fit-club thing might get you going again and looking forward to exercise.

emoticon for doing so well on the eating!

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