Back to the Gym!

Thursday, May 17, 2012

After a week away, I was back at the gym this morning. Still no strength training (somehow, the movements in strength training scare me a bit more with my back titchy!)

But back to truly sweaty workouts.

And it felt awesome!

I think getting a good sweat in first thing in the morning, along with starting the day with a super healthy breakfast are keys to success. They set me on the right mindset for the rest of the day. They remind me that I want the body of someone who puts in some serious time at the gym and eats healthy, not the body of a couch potato who subsists on junkfood.

Without that reminder, it's really hard for me to stay on track.

I will update my ticker on Monday and I can guarntee I won't show a loss. I may not show much or any gain, but I definitely am not on track to meet my May weightloss goal of being below 200 by the start of June.

So, what does that mean? Only what it says. I won't weigh 200 by the beginning of June.

The most important piece is what it doesn't mean.

It doesn't mean I have thrown in the towel. It doesn't mean that I am a failure. It doesn't mean that I am doomed to be obese for the rest of my life. It doesn't mean I should stop exercising and start eating junk again.

The past few weeks were a setback. In life, setbacks come.

But it's not failure till I stop trying.

And I will NEVER stop trying.
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    Great attitude!! There was a silly blue fish once that said "Keep on swimming". The statement works for us to... Keep on Sparking!!!
    2164 days ago
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    Great job overcoming! Finding the good is so important on our journey of life. emoticon
    2164 days ago

    Hooray for being able to get back to the gym!

    And very smart recognizing that a weight and date goal that won't be reached is just that - one goal with a deadline that has become unrealistic. You will reach that weight goal at some point because you're sticking with your healthier life!
    2164 days ago
    You're attitude is awesome!

    ONE-derland! ONE-derland! ONE-derland!!!
    2165 days ago
    I've ridden the rollercoaster so much in this last month and a half! There is no quitting here. NONE. You've got this.
    2165 days ago
    Absolutely right! So you had a physical setback -- you still maintained your positive attitude and eating habits, right? All very important things. You are still raring to go!!
    2165 days ago
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    You have the right attitude for success!
    2165 days ago
    Awesome blog! "What it doesn't mean" is key, I think! Your hard work is paying off in your new lifestyle, and your new commitment. Keep it up!

    And, I totally agree with you about starting the day off right. It is key for me too. I love starting my day with a workout and a healthy meal. It almost seems like an indulgence because I only get to do it rarely (well, I could do it daily if I was willing to wake up at 4:30 am, but I am not)... I so appreciate a good morning sweat!

    2165 days ago
    YES!!!! I am with you, too -- working out in the morning puts me in the right frame of mind for the whole day, plus then I can lay around at night and not feel guilty.

    Failure isn't falling down, its staying down and you're getting right back up, so that means you are a winner!!! Thanks for reminding me of all of this stuff -- I'm never going to stop trying either. I'm done with giving up on myself. emoticon
    2165 days ago
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