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Half Effort is better than No Effort, Right?

Monday, May 23, 2011

So, we all know I've been struggling this round of BLC, right? I started 2011 off w/ a full head of steam, just tearing thru this weight loss thing, all gung-ho & excited about hitting Healthy BMI by Memorial Day.

Ha! Memorial Day is next week, & I would have to lose 15 lbs or so to hit that goal! It ain't gonna happen.

So instead of moaning & whining about this or that - I respect your time, and frankly, who has time to read long drawn-out blogs anyway? - I'm just gonna cut to the chase.

I sent an email to the Mocha cappies yesterday, I think, requesting "floater" status. All the good stuff for BLC happens when I can't - or chose not to - do it. BLC cranks it up when I am least available to participate or track or do whatever it is that everybody is doing. So, instead of feeling left out or dragging my team down, I'm floating.

I have decided to do what I can do when I can do it and not worry about what I can't do or don't do or choose not to do, when everybody else is doing it. I'm giving it what I can, which is less - about half - of what I was giving it in the 1st quarter of the year. There may be a point in my life when I can go all out again, and at that time, I'll become an active member again.

So, tonight, I'm setting my alarm for 4:15, sleeping in my work-out clothes, putting my glasses on my Bible in the living room - not next to the computer & all that temptation for distraction (a-hem!), and going to bed at a decent hour, even if that means I don't watch all of Dancing with the Stars (TV is such a waste of time, anyway!). In the morning, I would like to try some form of Bootcamp video (Spring into Shape is just crazy!) & move my thrift-store step into the living room & actually take the step video I borrowed from the library out of the case & put it into the DVD & hit the play button.

I would like to do that Mon-Thurs. Weekends, I track & exercise when I can.

That's my plan, & I'm sticking to it (for now).

Rich & I went for a hike today (notice how I'm trying to stretch out the neck flab for the picture? Hahaha!). The 1st hike of the year, at Lighthouse Park. It's a relatively easy-rated hike, with some hills & such, and I wasn't surprised that it was harder than it has been in the past (but not as hard as when I was at my heaviest). I canNOT quit altogether. I want to have an active summer (when we can). Today proved to me that I do NOT want to go backwards any more. But maybe my forwards is just gonna have to be at a different pace - my pace.

No more comparisons - to my previous performance or others'
No more unrealistic expectations - besides to do the best I can with what I have

Just trying to keep it real & make the better choice (just like my sig line says).

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  • NH_MOM
    Have you tried the NEW You bootcamp? I like that best out of all of them. I believe yesterday I hit 750 days on my streak for doing it. emoticon
    2553 days ago
    You are wonderful and amazing and INTELLIGENT! You know yourself and treat obstacles accordingly. You know that you are in control of your own decisions, and I am so happy for you! (Why do I sound like a horoscope?)

    I'll miss you so much, but I have a feeling that I'll be "seeing" you :-)

    (by the way, I have to raise all of my chins for pics ;-)
    2553 days ago
  • MUSTANG0421
    Looks like a great place to hike and take in the scenery. You sound like you are in the same place I am with exercise with one difference, you have recognized that comparing yourself to what you did in the past is not helpful. I hope I can take a page from your book because I struggle with getting started because I can't start where I left off, crazy. Love you sleep in workout clothes plan--may try that myself.
    2554 days ago
    Looking great! Hope you had a great hike. The weather was great for it!
    2554 days ago
    Awe you both look great! *I* miss YOU! I think going at YOUR pace is exactly right... You have a plan and need to remember if miss one morning it IS OKAY! This is REAl Life and we all falter but we keep moving one step at a time! PLEASE stop in and say HIYA on the Mocha thread, and I'll see you on FB! (and hopefully SEE you in July!!!!) emoticon
    2554 days ago
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