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Mental Toughness Continues

Wednesday, January 08, 2014

Mental Toughness is holding strong so far. I knew I had a meeting after work tonight. I planned for potentially having richer food than expected and ate fewer calories during the day. When the meeting arrived, I was able to enjoy a roast beef wrap and some chips. I'm well within my calorie range for the day. I was very happy with that.

I'm pushing myself with the mental toughness in other areas, too. Just for practice. Like when I parked far away from the office and walked about 1/4 mile in 9 degree (not counting the windchill) weather. It might help me when I'm not feeling so tough.

SPERRIN2012 is a co-worker and he hosted a wine tasting for our board members after tonight's board meeting. Since I'm off the sauce for the 90 day challenge, I'm staying away. I thought I could sit in on it and be OK, but I realized once it started that I wasn't up to hearing from others who wouldn't understand what I am doing or why I was staying away from wine. So I'm sitting in my office listening to it. It sounds very interesting.

But since I'm sitting in my office, I thought I could show you the picture frame that I put together for keeping me motivated to be tri-fit. It's the photos from the 2012 sprint triathlon with the 4th picture of me crossing the finish line at the Rutgers 8k race from that same year.

All this focus on being tough is having a positive effect. I find myself talking myself through obstacles by reminding myself that I want to be tri-fit or by reminding myself that I need to be mentally stronger if I am going to get through challenging endurance competitions. It feels good.

No workout tonight. I won't get home 9:30 or 10:00. I think I'm going to have to skip working out tomorrow night, too. I decided that I definitely want to visit my swingin' sisters and I have 10 days worth of laundry piling up. I have to get wash done tomorrow night so I can pack and leave straight from work on Friday. I think I can manage a Saturday work out at the club that my sister belongs to.

Not very entertaining today, Sparkers. The Muse is somewhere else.

Here's to eating what's in the bag and planning around life's obstacles.

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

JUST_TRI_IT 1/12/2014 10:48AM

    I agree ..this mental toughness does rub off elsewhere.

Love your photos! Here's to being TRI FIT... emoticon

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FIFIFRIZZLE 1/9/2014 4:07AM

    You are so tough! Thank goodness for washing machines!
Love the photo frame, it's a great set. Keep it up, Dawg,
(Trying to be a tough chick too)

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RUDITUDI2000 1/9/2014 12:27AM

    I love the pictures and the mental toughness challenges. I sure appreciate you stopping by my blog and telling me to hang tough! I will do my best! Sounds like you have a busy week and are making it great! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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BIGPAWSUP 1/8/2014 10:35PM

    Awesome pictures and great motivation!!

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LESLIELENORE 1/8/2014 9:30PM

    Love the pictures! Good luck with the laundry. I hate doing laundry!

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NBARNES 1/8/2014 9:08PM

    So glad you shared the picture - it was driving me crazy when you talked about it but didn't show it! Ahhhh, closure is sweet.

Sounds like you're still in the driver's seat for 2014 - and I love the new profile pic.

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ONEKIDSMOM 1/8/2014 9:01PM

    OK, now that I have the keyboard (as opposed to just the virtual one)... gotta say I'm glad you decided to go visit family. I have confidence that you will be mentally tough... you ARE the Warrior Woman! emoticon

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ONEKIDSMOM 1/8/2014 8:50PM

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