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Not a setback, a slowdown.


Thursday, October 03, 2013

So I was really concerned a few weeks ago about my workouts suddenly backsliding. I couldn't breathe, my legs were cramping way too easily. I was getting scared. Suddenly, the night after my last terrible workout, BAM! My nose started running and did not stop for a week, at which point it solidified and completely blocked it up, and my chest became ridiculously congested and I couldn't sleep because I was coughing all. the. time. For about another 2 weeks. Finally, things are starting to feel normal for about the last week.

SO WHY CAN'T I GET MYSELF TO THE GYM?!?!?!?

Seriously, at this point, my gym membership is a fat tax for this month. I have good intentions, but I just put it off. Not unrelated, my stress level is through the roof!

I was so so scared about gaining weight back that I decided not to get on a scale until today. I figured one shock was enough, and we would deal with it from there.

I was pleasantly surprised! I LOST 6.5 lbs!!! It isn't the 2+lbs a week that I wanted to lose, but it's still DOWN and not UP!

I guess hocking lougies and not being able to breathe is a great weight loss plan.

But now it's time to get back to healthy. Tomorrow I work 9am-6:30pm, but my mom will have my boys, so I can probably sneak off to the gym for 45 minutes before picking them up! Saturday we are planning to canoe and hike, so that alone is a lot of activity, but I still am going to try to get to the gym in the morning!!

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EERTOLA 10/4/2013 6:47PM

    It's always hard to get back into your gym routine after some time off, whether you chose it or it was forced on you by illness! But, you have a good plan to get yourself going again, trust that you can and WILL stick to it!
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