Sunday, July 14, 2013
Getting back in action on SP! I've been away from it for over a month now, and I've felt that gap in my life.
The good news is, though I was away from it for a while, it wasn't because I was not exercising (at least not the whole time, more on that later) and/or eating poorly and trying to hide it from myself. I just felt like I was spending too much time online and was trying to cut back. SP was one of the things that sort of fell by the wayside, which is silly, since it's an online activity that promotes healthy choices!
As for the exercise, I was doing well but then got sick (who gets a cold in June, seriously?). It took a while to recover from the chest congestion and heavy cardio was difficult. I was still walking during that time. During a visit to my parents I was pretty active but I somehow injured my lower back and though it wasn't severely painful, I was finding I had to limit my activity for a while. I'm still recovering and this started on June 27th. Still have no clue what I did! But I got back to the gym yesterday for the first time in a few weeks. I took care not to push too hard, mindful of the back, but it felt really good and I'm not feeling any worse for wear today.
Anyway, I'm back and I'm recommitting to SP. I realized during my time away how important it is for me to be accountable, both to my community here but also to myself. It also gives me such a feeling of accomplishment, like when I look at my weekly fitness totals, or I see how I had a whole streak of not eating sweets, etc. It's so satisfying and I've really missed it!