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Back to finish what I started. Even if it's by starting back at the beginning.

Monday, April 15, 2013

I've been gone over a year. It has been an emotional and disappointing time. I've gone back and read all of my blog posts from the beginning. Looking at the motivation and determination. Also the excuses. In my time away, I managed to gain everything back that I lost. The short of it, is I suffered a really bad injury in my foot. Add this to the serious depression I was suffering from. And that was a recipe for the self destruction that ensued. Since that time I've dealt with my issues. Some that will never be gone. The injury in my foot has cause arthritis in my toe which is not my friend. I am treating that the best I can, and am no longer going to hide behind that excuse. I've left the job that was making my life as miserable as possible. Since that time I lost the job that I had gone to and have been unemployed for 5 months. Now that the back story is out of the way. It's time to get this train rolling again. A new me. A new mindset. No more excuses. My life will get better one day at a time. I've been working on changing things little by little the last couple of weeks. I've live the last year on nothing but diet Pepsi. I've been working towards a no soda lifestyle. If I have one or two, I'm not going to be upset about it. But I've added water to my daily intake and keep increasing that intake. I've begun taking vitamins because I was just so blah. I have spent my unemployment just eating like crap. not leaving the couch. Sick. Today I will be beginning my workout routine. Mostly cardio at first. I am more out of shape than anytime in my life. I also started my food tracker again today. I'm usually a person who would say don't look back. Well, I want to look back Look at where I was when I started this journey, and remind myself that I have a path to clear in front of me. I have a journey to continue on. I have to finish what I've started.
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

JMANDA86 4/15/2013 11:32PM

    As much as being unemployed is awful and sucks, it gives you time to focus on you. I got started on here last fall when I was unemployed and had all the time in the world to work out. When I lost a lot 3 and a half years ago, I was hardly employed.

Use the crappy time to your advantage and you'll feel sooo sooo much better when the right job happens to come along. I also firmly believe that companies hire a fit person over a fat person with similar qualifications. Use that thought to motivate you!

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SPASTASTIC 4/15/2013 7:51PM

    I was wondering the other week how you were doing. I'm so glad you've come back to Spark. You will reach your goals!

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MISSILENE 4/15/2013 3:43PM

    emoticon you can do it.

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THETOOTH 4/15/2013 3:26PM

    Thank you all. The support definitely helps so much.

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IWILLSHINE33 4/15/2013 2:55PM

    Welcome back. I think most of us on here have started then stopped to start again. You have begun the right steps by picking yourself up from the side of the road and continuing your journey till completion. Take baby steps and know matter what keep moving forward!! emoticon emoticon

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JMEPAYNE 4/15/2013 2:50PM

    welcome back!!! good luck on getting back into the saddle!

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GLUECIPHER 4/15/2013 2:40PM

    Welcome back. I also was away for a couple years and gained it all back. Just force yourself to keep coming here every day...
It works if we work it.

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