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Confessions of a backslider...

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Today was the first day that I have been back to my Turbo Kick Class in almost a month.

I am so upset with myself for how I let myself go in just a short time. And the weight that I have gained back in a 2 month period is all sitting around my midsection. The effect is immediate in how my jeans fit.

You ask why? What happened?

I hit snooze one too many times.
I put my life on auto pilot for too long.
I've been putting my photography in front of too many things. It is my small business, but there is a balance between improving my skills and consuming myself in it.

I just plain feel heavy.

The wall in front of me just seems so much larger this time and I am not sure why.

I know exactly what needs to be done to get back on track, but getting myself to commit to doing those things is extremely rough.

I just want to say, "FUNK - BE GONE" and my determination and motivation and spunk will be back, just like that.

Today was a turning point though. I went to both Turbo Kick Classes in the am and pm and burned 1400 calories between the two of them.

There is a 2 mile race on St. Patty's weekend that I have done the past two years and I am nowhere near ready. This winter was horrible for trying to run outside (no treadmill here). But there's no reason I couldn't have found a way to stay on top of my cardio!

There is a 5k in April, but will I be ready? I fear the shin splints will come to haunt me if I start out again training too much too soon.

I'm thinking my best bet is to train for our local 5k on July 9th, that would be a more reasonable goal. And the 3 mile trail run I did last year is also in July.

I need to up my stamina in Turbo Kick and with running. Does anyone know how to keep my energy level high when I exercise? Besides keep going...after 30 minutes, I really start to putter out. That's my shortfall in running too. Which is why I never start out too fast.

Well, this short blog has become a rambling blog.

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It is good to vent - even when I know I am the only one who can change the outcome...
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  • SALINA78
    I'm so proud to see that your photography is taking off and you are having fun with it!
    But, I know exactly how you feel! Everything you have said is how I feel.
    It's nice not feeling alone.
    But, let's do this!
    We know that we felt much better when we were moving these bodies more. ;)
    I am so struggling to get back in to the grrove and staying consistent.
    But I really want this!!!
    3095 days ago
  • GREENTEA2
    If I tracked my motivation throughout the year, there's always highs and lows. In the past couple years it's seemed that motivation to workout/eat right/get on track is pretty much non existent most of the year with ocassional flickers of "let's do this!" This year has been a little different though. I just try to keep remembering something I heard a long time ago when someone asked a health expert on TV how to get motivation and they explained that motivation comes from doing. It creates a snowball affect. I guess so because it's been true for me this year. Taking the first step is hard - but you did it by going back to Turbo! Keep the snowball going!
    3146 days ago
  • GIGI1222
    Kelly it will come back quicker than you expect. So glad that you are coming back and getting on track again.
    3147 days ago
  • MANDORA3
    Kelly, was so glad to have you back!!! Your stamina will come back!!! Just when you think you are pushing yourself hard, push a little harder!!!!
    3147 days ago
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  • LORIDREX
    emoticon I'm really glad you didn't just give up and quit! It is so good to see you again and to know that you are still a fighter and are going to stay healthy! emoticon emoticon
    3148 days ago
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