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Push In The Right Direction

Friday, March 22, 2013

I did Crossfit once this week at work.

It was hard.
-Hard to go back after being absent.
-Hard to go alone - I had convinced my friend to go with me, but found out the day of that she wasn't.
-Hard on my body. The challenges were bigger. DIAGONAL lunges?!?! Can I please try a regular lunge (that I can hardly manage), please? Nno.

And it made other things easy.
-Easy to avoid peer pressure as nearly everyone that I work with daily went on a group trip to Panda Express for lunch (sodium BOMB that I've eaten more times in the past two months than I did for all of last year).
-Easy to convince myself to bump up my water intake this morning after.
-Easier to choose healthy lunch.
-Easy to explain to my co-workers why I really SERIOUSLY need to leave right at 12:30 to go to lunch because I have an appointment now that I've done it.
-Easier to not allow myself to make excuses.
-Easy to see why I need more exercise in my life. Not just because of how much weaker ALL of me has become, but also because it feels good.
-Easy to appreciate me, and my past successes. Maybe it was harder than I gave myself credit for. Maybe I can take a step back and not be so critical of myself for not being ]]RIGHT THERE[[ in that headspace to do it already. To take a deep breath, and do one more thing, choose one more thing that is healthy than continue a cycle of negative seeds blooming into more negativity.

The easy list is longer.
I could go on and on.. I will! (But in another way.)
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HIPPICHICK1 3/29/2013 9:08AM

    I hear ya! It's easy for me too to see that I need more exercise in my life. I think I'm ready for some additional weight training!
May we rock on.
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MARTY728 3/26/2013 12:12PM

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KNH771 3/25/2013 8:12PM

    There's a quote I see online every now and then that says something like "I regret that workout, said no one, ever." I have to remind myself of that when my motivation to work out is on the low end. Good for you on getting to Crossfit even when your friend bowed out!

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PRETTYPITHY 3/25/2013 8:00PM

    A definite push in the right direction. Well done!

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LINDA! 3/25/2013 6:46PM

    Good for you. I know that when a friend drops out, it would be easy to say you won't go either. So happy that you made the right decision. emoticon

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ANDRIANA11 3/25/2013 12:32PM

    I like this post. Did you notice less hard and more easies. Well DONE !!! for making it. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SKINNYINMYHEAD 3/24/2013 5:20PM

    I appreciate you!

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LJCANNON 3/23/2013 11:11PM

    emoticon Very Good Push in the Right Direction!!

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KKTODAY 3/23/2013 12:36PM

    emoticon Good for you, girl!! I've never done crossfit, but I'm just restarting C25K after several months of being off... due to sickness and then just plain lazy bum-ness. It was hard to restart, but sooo worth it! Here's to restarting and sticking with it!! emoticon emoticon

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NEWSGIRL2177 3/23/2013 10:52AM

    Yay! This sounds more like the Jocelyn I know and love. I know it's been a struggle lately, but I also know you can totally take on the challenge.

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40PUDDLEJUMPER 3/23/2013 7:56AM

    see sometimes easy is easy!! its all down to attitude i'm sure!! we are just so good at trying to convince our selves otherwise!!

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JILLYBEAN25 3/23/2013 4:15AM

    It really is true... one good choice can lead to another and another and another... all we have to do is make that first leap!

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TREE_HUGGER_87 3/23/2013 3:23AM

    This is awesome. I love that you made the easier list long and found sooo many positives instead of focusing on the negatives. Good for you

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