Historically, August has been a good month for me. Prior to my most recent history, it is also when I started on another fitness journey, and I am reminidng myself it is time to do it again. I went from August to April --- from a couch potato wi... Read more
Eleven leads to Twelve
All I need to do is get to 11. That is my mantra. Especially on days when I am just not feeling it, dawg. You know those days, when you force yourself into the gym. Maybe you are tired, maybe it's the weather. Maybe you have other plans, or you ... Read more
Less Time Off, More Time Focused
I am re-thinking my workout schedule. I am on track to go 5 times a week to work out with my trainer. I may have to bump up the days I go to help me stay on track. I was not my best this weekend.
Needs work!... Read more
Trusting and Committing
I'm making working out the centerpiece of my life. I am starting to build that feeling of "getting" to do these workouts - rather than a must or a chore. I have about 4 months worth of sessions that are already paid for. It is beginning to be ex... Read more
No Excuses for Leg Day
I woke up, rolled over and thought I would really love to get some more zzz's, though the time was coming for me to shake a leg and get to the gym. It would have been so easy for me to text my trainer and tell him I wouldn't be there. I wanted t... Read more
Fueling the Tank
The time has come for me to look at how I fuel my body. for some people this is a no-brainer. Fuel in fuel out. For me, though, this topic has been long intertwined with an emotional roller-coaster with challenging times of separating the two fr... Read more
When my car sprang a leak last week, it was easy to see what went awry once the initial shock wore off. I wasn't expecting rain to come pouring in through my roof. No, the sunroof was not open, but my car is apparently not as airtight as I would... Read more
Here We Go
I am undergoing a re-birth. I've gone from having upheaval in my life, to embracing the uncertainty --- and though, it is not a feeling I enjoy, I am pushing off the unknown and trying for it to wait to unfold instead of relentlessly pursuing i... Read more
Who Needs Motivation?
Motivation is something I used to think I needed, in abundance. I am getting over that thought now and replacing my desire for motivation with a strength of purpose, and commitment. Motivation is a lot like a fly by night friend, someone who dro... Read more
I Got a Feeling
Hurrah! I felt great tonight at the gym. It kicked in about 5 minutes into my routine, when I hit the high note and it continued throughout. Happy thoughts swam in my head.
I am made to work out.
Yes, I can do this.
I can and ... Read more
Getting going again
I'm heading to the gym tonight for the first time in a couple of weeks. I was waylaid a bit with a variety of things, but I have a 7:30pm meet-up tonight which I am keeping.
I started the day out with a healthy breakfast of fresh fruit - b... Read more
Beyond the Year of Living Dangerously
I am just getting over a sickness that lasted two weeks or so which included a bevy of things not designed to keep me well --- from a persistent and nagging cough, probable kidney stone pain, separation anxiety from my coach, and a major deadli... Read more
Rolling out of the fog
This has been an interesting couple of days where I have been feeling both highs and lows. I am proud of myself though, for hanging in there, and coming out of what feels like a fog.
I talked to my counselor (shrink) yesterday, and my heal... Read more
Getting in the right frame of mind
Getting in the right frame of mind takes some work. It can be harder when life feels like a whirling dervish around you. I am experiencing some struggles and conflicts at the moment, but I am completely aware that while I have no control of the ... Read more
Slow Progress is Still Progress
Even when my mind may be all systems go - it does not necessarily mean the rest of me is following suit. It has been a week with a little bit of struggling - not isolated to any one particular area - all areas, but it is okay because I may only ... Read more
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