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Today's Kick in the Butt


Saturday, August 17, 2013

Today I'm feeling a little drained and groggy. I didn't eat enough calories yesterday. I know that. I got a new client, and it's about an additional 7-8 hours a day and takes me to almost 8pm. It's going to be tricky to work around having to work through supper, but I'm sure I'll figure it out. I'll probably end up eating while I'm with them.

Anyhow, I've got a list of things to do before I go to work today. Yep. You read that right. Working today. And tomorrow. And all next week. My next day off will be next Sunday. At least I'm not working too much on my weekends. Today is one 5 hour visit. My other weekend visits are the 7-8 hour ones with the new family.

Back to my list
Weigh in this morning. It's Determined Daises weigh in day.
Hydrate and mentally prepare for today's run
Run. I want to get out there and tackle Week5 Day2 this morning
Have some breakfast.
make sure Lulu gets out to pee again
Head out to work just after 12

Lot of little things. the biggest is my run.



This is a tough one for me. I kind of missed the last two weeks. So I guess I'm still at 4 weeks. I guess that's not so bad though. It's not like I'm overwhelmed with friends here in town. I still feel like a stranger.







I've also got to change my mindset. Yesterdays run was so much harder than it had to be, mostly because I had such a negative mindset about it. I need to find a way to turn my thoughts from "please run me over so I can stop now" to "you've got this" and "go go go" I'm thinking that's my thing to work on today. Changing my mindset.

Hope you all have a great weekend. Now get out there and give it your all. Any less and the only one you are cheating is yourself.

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You know what this pic is? It's my readout from my heart rate monitor from today's run. It says I only walked for a couple blocks in the middle. Other than that, I ran the whole way. Got my HR up and kept it there. For the full 70min of today's run. I haven't been able to do that in a very VERY long time.
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DETERMINEDJANET 8/17/2013 1:09PM

    Glad you are pushing yourself to turn this around! You're doing GREAT!

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NANCYPAT1 8/17/2013 10:27AM

    Working on the attitude is a REALLY important thing to do. My entire day can be ruined if I don't start out with a positive focus. I am doing meditations, a few minutes of tai chi, and taking 30 second breaks to recenter myself throughout the day. This is my WEAKEST area and I have been working on it for a while. Maybe someday it will happen naturally, for now, I sometimes still have to fake it until I make it.

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RACHEL__SPARKS 8/17/2013 9:42AM

    It sounds like a busy week! Good luck getting your runs in. Let us know how it goes.

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JUSTME29 8/17/2013 9:27AM

    I had to laugh at "please run me over so I can stop now". That's totally how I feel some days, and I'm not even a runner. Whether it's wishing for a cramp in the pool, or a phone call while on the treadmill, or for the motor to seize up on the exerbike, or the zumba instructor to give us all a night off... It come down to pushing through though doesn't it?

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