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getting back in the game

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

My brother reminded me the other day that it had been a long time since I blogged. Nice to know that someone is reading!
Had a huge mental dilemma about getting back in the game. I have a Y membership that languishes- even have my own personalized locker there- how fortunate I am to be able to afford all of that- have I been using it??? NO.
What is insanity? It is sitting there wondering why... since you aren't making any changes... you continue to expect a different outcome????
My son started swim team practice yesterday. I REALLY wanted to go back to the gym. Sadly, the time that his practice is continues to be "booty club" time at the gym. Peak time of hot guys checking out hot girls. Just could not work up the nerve to go.
Instead of beating myself up for having the feelings that I did I decided to dust off my bike, my son pumped up the tires, and I went to the Greenway after I dropped my son off at practice. I don't know how far I actually went (plug for SP maps, insert here, LOL) but for those that know the Roanoke area, I rode from Wasena Park to the water treatment plant in SE and then back again. I'm a bit shaky on the bike so it was quite an adventure! I almost wiped out going around a tight corner because there were two women walking side by side and taking up all of the area. I believe that it would be so much better if people remembered that they do not own that area and "stay to the RIGHT".
I felt so free on that ride. Nervous about falling off, wrecking, looking foolish, but I did it. There was a man speed skating and it was fascinating to watch. He was right behind a cyclist and they were both going extremely fast. I loved the feel of the wind, smelling all the different smells (some really wonderful grilling out was going on), and just being out getting some exercise.
I plan to get on the treadmill this am and get in at least 1/2 hr of walking before I go to work. There is a great granola bar recipe on SP that I am going to make this evening. It's the ex's bday tomorrow and my son and I will make him some of those and maybe some banana bread.
I will have a positive "can do" attitude today because I know that I have the power to change. I just have to be willing to stop sitting around being insane (see above definition).
Have a productive day SP- "One day at a time, one step at a time"
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    I have been wanting to ride that trail. It looks great. About a month ago I drove over there to check it out. I drove from Wasena park to the RMH area. It looks like it gets alot of traffic. One of these days I will make it back over there. Glad your back to sparkin and exercising. emoticon
    2798 days ago
    btw, on that last note, and I would start telling myself 'oh, 1 kickboxing class doesnt do anything'... yeah right! better than none and my body is always so happy I've done it.... in fact, I zip through kickboxing now... step class is another story :)
    2799 days ago
    wow, that bike ride sounds awesome. I love bike riding for those very reasons... the wind against my face, the smells, the people I see etc. Plus of course the exercise. I've been lookign for a bike to buy for awhile but havent seen anything awesome yet. Hey, may I suggest something? I've decided to just really give myself props over teh small things.. I used to go all the way like 'i'm going to do 5 exercise classes this week' adn then when I didn't, i'd totally feel disappointed. Now I do opposite.. I met the goal of one a week for about 3 months or more.. I gave myself that credit b/c that was my goal.. good job me! Now I've bumped it up to two a week.. and three if I'm really good. It works much better... just my suggestion as you kinda sound like me a bit when I struggle.
    2799 days ago
    Aww... You shouldn't deprive those hot guys from viewing your hot booty! Lol! I felt intimidated at the gym at first but then decided I am who I am. Maybe it's my age (cough!) but I've made friends with a lot of those younger and yes hot guys. I think they enjoy being friendly without feeling like they are "on display" with me. I just wanna take em home and feed em potroast! Keep up the cycling and walking AND the blogging!! We are all here behind you (that's how I know your booty is just fine :)
    2800 days ago
    Welcome back to the land of blogging! Congrats on dusting off the bike!
    2800 days ago
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