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The obligatory monthly progress report.

Friday, November 02, 2012

So my October was not the complete success that I hoped it would be. I did great for about 3 weeks and then the last week, I fizzled out completely. I hate that I didn't meet my goal because that's the kid of person I used to be, never finish anything, always give up when it's too hard. I guess old habits die hard but that's not who I want the new me to be. But it's not like I've COMPLETELY given up so I can't be too hard on myself.

I also didn't lose any weight at all so that's disappointing also. Still holding strong at good old 170. I remember being so ecstatic to see 179 on the scale this summer. Now seeing that 7 day after day is so frustrating! I think 169 is right around the corner though, now that I'm back on track.

So it's a new month. I kicked things off yesterday with a whole day of healthy eating, staying in my range and a 2 mile run last night. I'm still slow as molasses. I was at like 14 and a half minutes per mile but whatever! Tomorrow I'm going to try to do the whole 5 k which I've only done one other time. I'm starting to think about actually signing up for a race. But I'm so self-conscious!! And I'm not good at doing things by myself, especially new situations so I don't know if I've got the nerve. But I'd love to be able to say I did it. And there's tons of races happening in the area. We'll see.

So this month. My new goals are:

-track religiously
-follow my skinny rules plan
.... Err................ I'm really not sure what to do here. I don't want to put so much pressure on myself but I still want to TRY to get in 30 minutes a day, or at least something everyday.
-try not to spaz out till thanksgiving at least.

Onwards and....err...downwards!
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    emoticon emoticon Sometimes it is important to step back and re adjust. I am doing the same this month. emoticon
    1989 days ago
    Great goals for November!! The 170's will be in your rear view mirror any day now!!
    1993 days ago
  • JENSDAY1012
    Nice job on your run! I'm self conscious too and I hate doing anything alone especially if it's something new. If you're looking to try a race, I found that smaller ones are the least intimidating. There are less super serious athletes with fancy, shiny gear that run at lightening speeds. It's more local folks who are really just there to support whatever cause is putting it on. Don't be so hard on yourself for the last month. Think of it this way: for 3 whole weeks you kicked butt! Maybe you just needed some rest for that last week. Maybe if you schedule yourself specific off days, you can go longer without fizzling? Only you know what'll work for you. I hope you have a great November! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1993 days ago
    You can do this!!!! I think the 10-15-20 a day is a good idea. One I need to remember. :) emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1993 days ago
    Congratulations on your run! Great job! As far as your exercise goal goes, maybe you should set a 15 min a day goal. You'll feel fabulous when you do more, but on your busiest days, you still be able to push yourself to get it DONE. It's a new month. Stay focused on your goals, and just take it one day, and one choice at a time. You CAN do this!
    1993 days ago
    Keep your mojo up! You're planning for success! I know, absolutely know, you can do this!
    1994 days ago
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