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Back On Track

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Friday, March 14, 2014


Today is day 4 of my current streak!

This streak is my "back on track" streak. I didn't have the most successful winter. I allowed myself to get almost completely off track! I was eating a lot of junk food, and I was not completely faithful to my workout plan. And even though I could tell I was putting weight back on and losing some of my muscle firmness, I just couldn't seem to find my mojo again.



There were plenty of times when I gave IN...I gave IN to fattening, unhealthy food...I gave IN to flimsy excuses for blowing off my workouts. But thanks to Sparkpeople and my wonderful, supportive Sparkfriends ( I have the BEST Sparkfriends, by the way) , I never gave UP. I woke up every morning thinking "I will start fresh today". And sometimes I did start the day right. But before the day was over, I was sabotaging myself. Skipping my workouts or just going through the motions. Overeating. Binge eating. I'd been at a plateau for so long, and now finally, the plateau had ended....but not in the right way! I was GAINING. My clothes were getting so tight on me, and I was feeling ashamed and embarrassed by how I looked.

On February 18th, this is what I wrote in my personal journal;

"If you want to weigh a lot more when Spring comes, then you are on the right track. But if you want to NOT be embarrassed by how you look, then you'd better start doing something about it. The sooner the better. Stop saying "tomorrow". You've been saying that for weeks. Stop making excuses, and start being your own hero again. You can do this!"

Well, that pep talk was great, but I kept on saying "tomorrow" anyway. I wasted so much time saying that! But this week, I finally decided I had to really start NOW. Not tomorrow or Monday. Who says Tuesday can't be the first day of a fresh start? Who says you have to wait until Monday or tomorrow or next month? I'm so glad I didn't wait another day to start. This past Tuesday was the first day of being back on track, and I'm feeling better already. I have taken many steps in the wrong direction over the past few months, and I'm disappointed in myself for that. But mostly, I'm proud of myself for finally starting over. I'm going to make progress again, and hopefully I will soon have some awesome NSV's to blog about. I'm really looking forward to that!



This month, I am alternating between 3 different workouts. I'm doing my favorite, DDP Yoga. I'm also doing Les Mills Pump, which hubby got me for Christmas. And I'm doing a really great DVD called 30 Minutes to Fitness Plateau Buster. Here's a clip of it if you're interested;

www.youtube.com/watch?v=
TOYb3SFjux0


I'm back to being my own hero (finally) and it feels awesome. I am still writing my success story, one day at a time.




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TERRIJ7 7/5/2014 2:19PM

    I always enjoy your visual aids--thanks!

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GRAMPIAN 6/11/2014 4:05PM

  You have the right attitude. emoticon

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INCH_BY_INCH 6/5/2014 7:36PM

  emoticon Do our best each day.

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MSFROGGIE 3/25/2014 7:48AM

    Thank you for telling MY story!!! I felt the same way. But my excuse was to wait until Monday.

Thank you for sharing!!

Have a great Sparkin' day!

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FRABBIT 3/22/2014 7:04PM

  You can do it!

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DESTINYSCHOICE 3/19/2014 10:01PM

    Thank you! That is exactly where I am and could have written the same words. But you did write them and they really resonated with me. Thank you!! You have helped me get back on track :-)

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AMANDASTAFF 3/19/2014 9:54AM

    First off Congrats on getting back on track and what a positive attitude you have! That's awesome! I can relate to many of the things you said. I too tend to be binge eater and I get so overwhelmed with things that I give up before I really give myself a chance. Thank you so much for the blog entry you shared. I found it very inspirational and uplifting. I wish you lots of success and Congrats on not putting it off another day!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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TREV1964 3/18/2014 8:51PM

    Plateauing can be deeply un-motivating - tell me about it - I have been on a plateau for about six months now but I know I have just got to push that little bit more to kick the loss off again.

Hold in there - like I am at the moment - you'll do it,

cheers love and respect as always,

Trev

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PYNETREE 3/18/2014 10:15AM

    I too am starting over ...since February I've gained almost 6 lbs.
And I don't want or like when the scale goes up!

So I'm starting over...a new streak!

Wishing you strength!

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ANDREAG89 3/17/2014 11:37PM

    Oh I feel your pain and your excitement! Keep remembering how great it feels...to feel great!
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So glad to hear your "spark" is gaining fuel. Keep up the great work!

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ROXYCARIN 3/17/2014 11:17PM

  You can do it

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ROXYCARIN 3/17/2014 11:16PM

  You can do it

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KMRJPR 3/17/2014 11:12PM

    Fabulous blog Pixie!!

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MOMMY445 3/17/2014 9:53PM

    i'm with you,too,Pixie! have a fabulous day!

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MANDELOVICH 3/17/2014 8:39PM

    You are amazing Pixie!!

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MOIMAGGIE 3/17/2014 5:21PM

    emoticon Sometimes we have to go backward before we can step back on track and go forward with gusto. Streak on!!
I was teetering on the brink with one foot lifted to step off track and your post help me go foot forward instead.
Thanks, Pixie.
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MINDYJ1 3/17/2014 11:15AM

    I know that you can do it Pixie! emoticon emoticon

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SUSIEMT 3/17/2014 10:56AM

    WooHoo Pixie!

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DEEKELLYE 3/17/2014 10:20AM

    I love your honesty. You can do this! Chin up buttercup!

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NANCY- 3/17/2014 9:27AM

    It sure is easy is come up with excuses, coming up with solutions to stay on our path is challenging but doable.
WTG on your course corrections.

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FRAUSKO 3/17/2014 8:12AM

    Now that's the spirit. You go girl! emoticon

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BEBEMD 3/17/2014 7:47AM

  Thank you for sharing! emoticon

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THEVOW2013 3/17/2014 6:20AM

    Love your banners ...I am boring them and congrats on your WAKE up call!

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IMEMINE1 3/17/2014 5:18AM

    Good blog. I am starting my streak once again! emoticon

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TALISANN 3/17/2014 1:38AM

    I am on a 8 day streak....after 10 years of gaining. In 2003-2004 I had lost over 170 pounds - counting calories and exercising. One day I got off track and kept saying tomorrow - tomorrow - tomorrow....Now I am back over 300 pounds again. Today is yesterday's tomorrow. It is never too late to make a right choice...keep up the good work. Thank you for the motivation

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BANNERMAN 3/17/2014 1:27AM

  Thanks for sharing.

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NEED2LOSEN2010 3/16/2014 11:03PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon I'm on Day 2 of starting over with my fitness, still struggling with the food issues.

Sunny

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NEED2LOSEN2010 3/16/2014 11:00PM

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Sunny

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LIVELYGIRL2 3/16/2014 10:33PM

  Keep it up Pixie, and I always like your visuals and inspiration. I like the can/ can't one emoticon

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MAESTROSHASHA 3/16/2014 10:03PM

    "Who says Tuesday can't be the first day of a fresh start? "

YES! Times a million!

This blog, this declaration, this is a NSV right here. Keep 'em coming! Way to go for 4 days!!!

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GORDON66 3/16/2014 9:49PM

  Good for you!

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PREACHERLADY565 3/16/2014 9:45PM

  Keep up the good work! You are on your way

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DINNYMO26 3/16/2014 9:31PM

    Thank you for sharing. I too am restarting, after a long break.

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NICKYCRANE 3/16/2014 4:26PM

    Another honest and therefore inspiring blog! Thank you, Pixie! You will have some encouraging NSVs to share.

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SMILES_CAN_DO 3/16/2014 3:51PM

  Wow, after reading this I can't believe how in-sync we were- I recommitted on Wednesday and it feels GREAT!! Bring it on!!

Way to go! You are going to do this!

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NHEMBERGER 3/16/2014 3:27PM

    YAY PIXIE!
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JMARIES51 3/16/2014 2:45PM

    It is so easy to let those days add up and never get back on track. It feels so much better to know when you get up in the morning that you have one more day to work on your healthy plans. emoticon

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RENATA144 3/16/2014 2:42PM

  Go Pixie Go !!!!!!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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    Love your post and thanks! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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DAWNDMOORE40 3/16/2014 2:24PM

    emoticon You are on the right track! Your positive self talk will keep you going and keep you on the road to success! We are all on this journey together and together we will be accountable to each other, and stronger because of it! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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AJB121299 3/16/2014 1:45PM

    nice

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