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I'm Definitely Not Perfect

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Whoops. There it went, another couple of months of COMPLETE slacking.


I haven't been to the gym since December when Yoda quit.

And while I feel badly about it, I have a really good excuse.



Yup. This single gal will be getting married on August 3rd to the guy she met online in December.

Also, he bought me a house. I won't be moving in until I'm married, but he's living there now.

Want to know the best part??

We're remodeling the FIVE CAR GARAGE so that it's a two car garage and a GIANT gym. I am not even kidding. This gym will have treadmills, weights, a boxing ring, a television, yoga mats, and a whole bunch of other stuff. I will have absolutely no excuse to not work out.

I've been being really hard on myself for slacking. I mean, I know what I need to do in order to lose weight. I know what foods are good for me and what foods are only good for weight gain and laziness. I know that Yoda is going to kick me when he finds out just how much I haven't been doing.

But then I started thinking. Before I started this journey, I didn't know those things. I didn't feel guilty about eating cheese fries and about watching more tv than anyone in the world. I never even thought about it. But now, even as I've been slacking (and gaining some weight back), I think about everything. When I eat a cheeseburger, I think about how I should probably get a salad. When I have a completely inactive day I think about how I should probably go for a run or at least do some situps.

So, I know what to do. I just don't do it.

I dubbed the past few summers "The Summer of Me" and I focused on myself a lot. This summer is the Summer of Just Do It.

It's not that hard. I know what to eat. Just do it. I know I should work out. Just do it. I know that drowning lettuce in salad is wrong and that I should substitute cottage cheese or something. Just do it.

I think the Nike company got that slogan right. It's simple. It's easy. It doesn't involve research or anything. All it requires is ACTION on my part. All I have to do is turn right instead of left (yes, a shameless Doctor Who reference) in order to change my life. It's a choice. I can choose to not do it, or I can JUST DO IT.

So, I'm back! There's a 5K in a couple of weeks and I'm going to run it. I won't be running it fast or breaking personal records, but it's a starting point. From there I can improve every day and hopefully look my best on my WEDDING DAY!!! (Nope, not excited about that at all!) emoticon

I miss you all. I miss the support you give me and the examples that you all are. I miss reading your blogs and feeling bursts of inspiration and motivation. I miss sharing successes as well as failures with you.

So, I'm back. Starting today, I'm just going to do it.


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
LULUBELLE65 5/30/2013 4:50AM

    OMG!! Congratulations! (I guess I can stop shipping you and Yoda now emoticon )

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CWHEATLEY12 5/29/2013 3:05PM

    Congratulations on your engagement! And for getting married! And for getting a new house with an awesome gym! And for getting back on track! I know you can do it!

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CJADERUN 5/29/2013 1:44PM


I WISH I could have a gym in my home--that would make life SO much simpler. My hypothetical dream home has an AMAZING gym...if only I could afford it one day!

Congrats on your engagement!

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STFRENCH 4/29/2013 10:07AM

    Good to have you back!

And emoticon on your engagement! xx

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LINDYLIME 4/27/2013 6:14AM

    That's the best news ever! congratulations on your soon to be wedding. Isnt it maazing, one man goes out of your life (Yoda) and another one enters (your fiancÚ). Go and smash that 5km (okay maybe not Lol) but do your best, and as you said, you know what to do to rock that wedding dress looking like a hot chickybabe! I hope to read more blogs from you. (and yes some pictures from your wedding day! And the house!)

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MADTHENURSE 4/25/2013 6:49AM

    Oh my goodness!! That's so exciting!!! Congratulations and welcome back!

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THELILEA 4/24/2013 7:52PM

    Holy shizz can you please tell us EVERYTHING about this feller and how this romance happened?? I need a happy ending fix !!!

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LUCKYPRESENCE 4/24/2013 7:42PM

    Congrats!!!! Let's do this!! emoticon

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WINNIE1978 4/24/2013 7:32PM

    Congrats on getting engaged... and on the house that's going to have a fabulous gym!

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-POLEDANCEGIRL- 4/24/2013 3:48PM

    CONGRATS!!! I met my guy online in december too :) Your right... just do it.

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BONOLICIOUS2 4/24/2013 2:50PM

    Holy cow, wow, congrats!!!!!! That is alot of change! Tell us more! This is exciting!!!!!

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ANONSI 4/24/2013 2:23PM

    Congratulations! emoticon

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FUZZYMOTO 4/24/2013 2:17PM

    Congrats Like Big emoticon Glad you found the one emoticon

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GIRL*IN*MOTION 4/24/2013 2:00PM

    Congrats on the engagement, and house, and AWESOME sounding gym!! I hope you post pictures! I know I will be super jealous :)

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ARUNNINGKAT 4/24/2013 1:40PM

    So excited for you on everything! Congratulations! Can't wait to hear more about this exciting fitness, wedding, "Just Do It" journey that you are starting out. emoticon

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CHOCOHOLIC2276 4/24/2013 1:40PM

    Congratulations!! What exciting news!!!

As for the weight loss emoticon

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JDELEON81 4/24/2013 1:29PM

    congratulations! Other than the fabulous new life you have ahead of you.. this blog is totally my thoughts. I too now know what to do and what not to do and am super hard on myself when I do or don't do something. The best we can do is just re-focus get back up and JUST DO IT! you look great! Good luck in getting back to do this damn thing!

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HEALTHY-SPARK 4/24/2013 1:20PM

    Congratulations. I love the "Summer of Just Do It* -- I might need to adopt that one. :-)

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LYNSEY723 4/24/2013 1:05PM

    Congrats on the engagement and the new house!! How exciting!!! I can't wait to hear more and maybe see some pictures???

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