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The back to work pep talk: what have you LEARNED?


Tuesday, May 07, 2013

I just had this amazing long weekend, with the centerpiece being an athletic event. What have I LEARNED to take with me back to work?

1. I have learned that there *is* something to residual fitness, and one doesn't have to train in the extreme to be able to meet goals.

2. I have learned (re-learned, re-confirmed) the importance of never giving up, of putting my health first, of standing firm in my commitment to taking care of me.

And what have I RESOLVED for the next six months?

Resolved that: My love for my work and my obsession with it shall NOT be allowed to steal my athleticism from me. The glow that comes, the happiness from being active is too vital to my identity to go back into the shell of self-punishment in the guise of "treat" eating and self-pity.

In that light, and in search of balance, today's reminders:

* Drink that water!
* Eat what's in the bag, it's healthy, and that's why you packed it!
* Take those break walks, even if they aren't at the "normal" time.
* Let yourself go for that swim after work! Leave work in time to allow for it.
* And remember, it will all be there tomorrow... stand firm.

Spark a great day, my friends! WE are worth it. LIFE is good, every person I meet who is surviving whatever challenges they have been handed reminds me of this anew. Every loved one I know, every stranger who has departed reminds me of this as well.

Today I shall honor them all by LIVING life, a moment at a time, and appreciating how wonderful it is.

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CEHALLA 5/10/2013 12:27AM

    I have had to learn that my work will still be waiting for me tomorrow as well. It is just impossible to get everything done. I often have to relearn that same lesson.

Good job to you!!

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KARIDIAN1 5/8/2013 6:03PM

    It's great when you love your job!

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PATRICIAAK 5/7/2013 10:00PM

    Amen

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ROXYZMOM 5/7/2013 9:53PM

    Love this! Great job!

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DLDMIL 5/7/2013 9:14PM

    Thank you for another great blog and putting my work life in perspective. We are in union negotiations right now, and I have to remember that I come first and all the spreadsheets and salary calculations come second, regardless of when the union wants the information.

Thank you so much for your daily blogs.
emoticon We will conquer.

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_LINDA 5/7/2013 5:02PM

    Fabulous! Most people never fully realize what makes them tick and not fullfilling your life in every way leads to those self destructive behaviors. Here is to keeping an equal balance with work, fitness and all that truly makes you happy!
Enjoyed reading your revelations as usual, lessons for us all!

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MIRAGE727 5/7/2013 1:05PM

    Simply put...
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DALID414 5/7/2013 12:03PM

    emoticon namaste

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SIMONEKP 5/7/2013 11:42AM

    awesome!

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GALINAZ 5/7/2013 10:30AM

    When you quit work, someone else will do what you've been doing - but no one else is your children's Mom, your spouse's partner or *YOU*

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LEWILL1982 5/7/2013 10:14AM

    Beatifully written!

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1CRAZYDOG 5/7/2013 10:10AM

    Fabulous blog!

HUGS

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MSLZZY 5/7/2013 10:01AM

    It makes me happy to read your blogs. You put it all together so well! HUGS!

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MIZCATHI 5/7/2013 9:35AM

    You are definitely an inspiration to me! So glad you have what it takes to get your goals accomplished and express the struggles a long the way. Cat

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MIZCATHI 5/7/2013 9:35AM

    You are definitely an inspiration to me! So glad you have what it takes to get your goals accomplished and express the struggles a long the way. Cat

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LESLIELENORE 5/7/2013 9:34AM

    A swim sounds like a good idea. Take care!

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KALIGIRL 5/7/2013 9:00AM

    Here's to Living life - it is indeed GOOD!

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ROCKRUNNER404 5/7/2013 8:43AM

    emoticon Awesome blog.

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CELIAMINER 5/7/2013 8:03AM

    I had to go back and read the race-day blog, and you've inspired me, too. I'm just back from vacay with a weight gain I predicted to within a half pound, and while I do NOT regret allowing myself to enjoy vacation to the fullest, I am back for motivation, and blogs like yours are really doing it for me!

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BUSYGRANNY5 5/7/2013 7:47AM

    Excellent blog! Keep on keeping on!!!

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-STARRYEYED- 5/7/2013 7:42AM

    "The glow that comes, the happiness from being active is too vital to my identity to go back into the shell of self-punishment in the guise of "treat" eating and self-pity." This line is EXACTLY what I needed to read this morning.

Thank you so much for sharing your journey. And congrats again on your PR!! woo hooo!!!!

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MELISSAD71 5/7/2013 7:37AM

    This inspired me today!

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