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Monday, September 09, 2013

In the last two months I have made several steps to becoming more healthy. I quit drinking diet soda and stopped using any form of artificial sweeteners. Itís hard I really like sweet beverages, but I am done with them. Iíve also started weight lifting twice per week. I am trying to shake up my body and get my metabolism jump started again by doing something different. I gained 20lbs over the winter and have battled all summer to take it back off. Itís starting to come down slowly but I am determined not to let this happen as fall and winter approaches.

Sometimes this process can be overwhelming. I think to myself I canít wait for this to be over, I just want to rest, I just want to take it easy, I just want to eat without thinking about how many calories, carbs, fats, fibers, or sugars are in what I am putting in my mouth. I want to take a break from getting up so early in the morning. Today I just wanted to give in and give up. I rode 5 hours yesterday 65 miles, and yet I was up and at the gym at 5:45 for the Monday spinning class. My knees hurt, my tailbone hurts, my body aches I canít wait until this process is over. But alas, this process will never be over and it will not get easier not if I want to win. If I want to win I must work harder and challenge myself to exceed what I have already accomplished.

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