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Guilt over missed workouts

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Does anybody else get this?! It drives me crazy. For about a month and a half... like November and the first part of December, I had an awesome workout streak going... BodyRock and TurboFire HIIT mostly. Then, about 4 days before I left for Chicago I got an awwwful headcold that went down into my lungs. I don't take antibiotics and I never have, so usually my immune system just attacks and gets rid of it. Well... it took a bit longer than expected... like 2 weeks! I could barely breathe, much less excercise, soooo... then it's the holidays so I'm baking, shopping, wrapping, traveling and now here I am and I am having suuuuuuch a hard time getting back into the swing of things. The only thing I can console myself with is the fact that results are 80% nutrition and 20% working out. I've done pretty well considering (except for SUGAR!), but that little percentile fact has helped me keep things in perspective with my nutirition and to not get so down on myself.

I feel like in order to get my fire lit again, I'm going to need a major goal to work towards. I'm thinking about doing to $100,000 12 Week Body Transformation contest on Bodybuilding.com. I don't know though... it would be easy for me to let that control my life for that 12 weeks... we'll see. I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season... and has a Happy New Yeeeaaaaaarrrr!!!
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  • FITMOMMYFORLIFE
    Hey there! I'm sorry to hear about that awful headcold! Those are NO FUN. That's great though that you were able to keep things in semi-check nutritionally! I definitely believe in allowing yourself to have those holiday sweets, IN MODERATION =] That's the key! Sounds like you've done a great job =]

    I definitely know what you're meaning about feeling guilt over missed workouts! On days that I'm PLANNING on working out and then my son doesn't nap or whatever other things are happening, I also feel that guilt! At the same time I strive to remind myself everytime I'm having those feelings and getting down on myself just how far I HAVE come and that missing that one day of working out won't kill all the progress I made! And that brings me to my next self-reminder (which you stated! Love it!) that results are 80% nutrition and 20% working out! (I've also heard 70/30.. really it's all the same though! Diet is way easier to sabotage!) And that helps me continue to make concious, healthy food choices to push me through those days of lacking with the workouts =]

    So moral of the story, don't get down on yourself! =] You're doing great! And acknowledging it is the first step =] truly!


    What does that 12 week body transformation contest entail? do they have set workouts for you to do? or just do your own thing and see whos made the most progress? I can definitely attest to the fact that when you're in the midst of a CHALLENGE it's really easy to go go go go go and then as soon as it's over STOP. There will always be new fun challenges to try hanging around if you look for them! I'm sure you could find another afterwards! It's also important to find your OWN GROOVE though too =] That way you don't have to rely on having a challenge to keep going! =]

    Seriously though, keep up the great work! I want to share a quote with you that I've had posted up on my fridge for weeks now , and I hope it helps you also! =]

    "Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall." - Confusiouys
    3458 days ago
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