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Saturday, December 05, 2009

I have been very unmotivated with fits and starts of healthy eating and working out but mostly eating whatever is handy and only breaking a sweat a few times a week. I get tired of listening to myself go from highly motivated to blob ... often in the same day. The fact of the matter is that I am getting older and need to have a routine that allows for more rest (for knees in particular) without completely taking me off the wagon. The earlier days of go-go-go were somehow easier. Working out was always first.

Now sometimes I sleep in because I need the rest, but then don't get to the working out for longer than I planned. So, I'm mentally working on the question of what is manageable in the long-term. The only consistent element is the yoga, which really helps - I get better sleep, aches and pains are kept at bay, and I'm even a little bit nicer to others when I make time for my yoga practice at least a few times each week.

The most inconsistent element is - no surprise here - my eating. Ugh. Same old story.

So this blog has no insights to share. There is nothing new under the sun. I have to stop the crappy eating and put a higher priority on workouts without overdoing. You'd think the yoga would teach me to better balance these healthy elements - but then I remember that I am better off than I used to be without it! So I just have to remind myself that although I have taken some steps backward, I am still several steps ahead of where I used to be.
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    I am right there with you!!!! I have been in such a slump lately. URgh. My eating has totally sucked, too. I am SNAPPING out of it, though! I HAVE to!!!!! We can do this, girl!!!!! WORK IT, BABY!!!!! emoticon
    3418 days ago
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