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Tuesday, October 01, 2013

I am feeling very lazy, unmotivated and frustrated.

No, wait. That is not entirely true.

I am motivated. I am tired of feeling sluggish. I am tired of having difficult breathing (what's up with this asthma like sensation?). I am not happy with the way I look in my clothing. I am exhausted and out of breath when I walk up the three flights of stairs daily.

When I had my foot surgery in 2012, I was irritated that I couldn't run. Now I am irritated because although I WANT to run, I don't. I make excuses-too late, too much construction dust, too heavy of a flow this week, too iron deficient. How can I do cardio and strength training if I feel uncomfortable?

Bleh. Bleh. Bleh.

I look at my husband. He needs to get in shape. Between coaching kid's volleyball and work, settling into our new house, and family obligations his health club membership is going unused. I have a FREE membership and am not going as well due to excuses. Why can't we be each other's example? We are both in the same mindset...

We will go out for walks either before or after dinner on the rare weekdays that we are home together with no obligations calling our names for 30 minutes. Weekends as well-but who would have thought being a "weekend warrior" means going for a stroll???

I need to dump the Blehs. I can do leg lifts and squats while brushing my teeth-that's twice a day! I can continue to make healthy food choices in order to stop my waist from growing. I can start to work back to jogging and running by actually DOING it when we are walking-he'll be willing, I'm sure.
I am already in the process in making sure I am medically able to proceed. It is very unusual for me to feel as lethargic as I have been. My stress levels are back to normal, we will check my thyroid and I am supplementing my iron levels as they are in the toilet. If I find out it's just that I'm getting "old and lazy" that's fixable. Any medical issue is fixab le as well if I know what I'm treating.

In the meantime, guess I'll just get moving. Don't know if I'll be on often as I find I spend more time online browsing and reading than exercising and logging (although I am standing and doing leg lifts while typing this). But I'm back. Again. The plan is every time I get down, get back up.

Hope all are well!!
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    Sometimes it helps me to turn being sick & tired of being sick & tired into enough anger to motivate myself. Take the initiative and be the SPARK that ignites both your life and inspires DH to do the same! Remember how fired up you felt when you were moving more? Go grab some more of that! :-)

    Great to hear from you!

    1630 days ago
    The main thing is you get back up again. Hope everything checks out medically, you seem to have a good plan of 'attack' here. You can do it! emoticon
    1630 days ago
  • SPERRIN2012
    I have been up and down with my workouts as of late. 1 wks good and the next is bad. Stay positive and things will turn for the better. emoticon
    1630 days ago
    I feel pretty similar to this posting! I know how great I look and feel when I go for the healthier choices. That, in turn, will motivate me to keep going. But I keep falling off track! So, I decided to force myself into a 30 day journey following healthier habits. Enough sleep, water, move at least 10 mins/day, better food choices and following a home workout program. I am now 5 days in a row (not eating perfect or drinking enough water yet but doing much better) but I'm moving at least 10 mins/day!! And I am starting to feel better. So I can definitely relate. CHIN UP, GOOD LUCK and BELIEVE IN YOURSELF! emoticon
    1630 days ago
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