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How NOT to end the year!!!

Saturday, January 05, 2013

I had been so proud of myself for all I had accomplished this past year. I got myself in a full-time exercise routine including finishing Insanity twice and Asylum once. I was tracking my food every day and found how easy it was to keep within the daily calorie allotment as long as I kept track. I was juggling several projects at work and even though stressed, was able to get through everything with a positive ending.

Then came Thanksgiving. OK, my mom came to stay for a week and it really threw me. I couldn't do my usual exercise DVD's with her home and I couldn't do them outside because of the weather. I ended up either not doing anything or just taking a walk, but used to doing higher cardio and strength, it just wasn't enough. I also stopped tracking my food, overate and ate what I know isn't good for my body.

But, then she left and I got back into my usual routine for a couple of weeks and then Christmas came. I fell into the same routine and my mom came for two weeks this time. I think it wouldn't have been as bad as it ended up being, because I had learned my lesson from Thanksgiving, but my internet connection went down just a couple days before she came and only came back yesterday. It was down for over two weeks - ahhh!!!!! Without my SparkPeople support, my automatic calorie tracker, and my exercise tracker, I was lost. I ended up gaining weight, felt sick, and was generally unhappy.

Thankfully, my internet connection has been restored (I hope), and I am starting to get back on track. I already feel better.

I will be posting some blogs that I wrote while off-line just so I can keep a record here. You don't know how great this website is until you don't have it!!!

I plan for this year to be better than last, and I know it certainly can't get any worse than it did at the end of 2012!!!
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    emoticon ooh, sorry u were knocked off your game, i so get that! dust off, get up & let's get back on, shall we? so look forward to hearing u r back on a roll again! I remember when u were on fire! bet u will be again soon!
    1957 days ago
    Sounds like what happened to me! Why is it so much more difficult to work out when family is visiting (or we are visiting them). It's not like there's not's just all the other stuff. I guess maybe the important thing is to still be "in it" mentally, and then get right back with things as soon as the family is gone. I think that's what separates those who succeed and those who don't--the need to get back to doing the things that make us feel great, instead of just giving up at the first challenge that comes along! So glad you are back on line. I have had internet issues like that before, and it's NOT cool. Very glad to see you back here. Let's make it an AWESOME 2013!!! emoticon
    1961 days ago
    Pick yourself up, dust yourself off, and let's make a plan to move foreward. You learned good lesson and it's good to have you back. emoticon emoticon
    1962 days ago
  • LYNNA7499
    I never realize how important my computer is until I can't use it. Welcome back! Good luck to reaching your goals in 2013!
    1962 days ago
    What a glimpse into what good patterns can do for us. I can't work out with other people around. Just can't....but we cope and go on! Keep Sparkin'!!
    1964 days ago
    Just dust yourself off and get back on track now. Glad to have you back!
    1964 days ago
  • JACKIE542
    Glad you are back. emoticon
    1964 days ago
    I had the same problem with the holidays, but now that things are back to normal, all of my routines are back too.
    1964 days ago
  • MJRVIC2000
    How much good are you doing for self and for others? Time is not the most important factor. God Bless YOU! Vic.
    1964 days ago
  • DARJR50
    Sometimes things beyond our control take over. You have done a good job of bouncing back. Isn't it amazing how quickly we feel the change when we stop working out?
    1964 days ago
    Don't beat yourself up. Life happens. Pick up from where you were before and start anew. emoticon
    1964 days ago
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