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Forever Day 1

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Do you know what happens when you start to get stronger and then you stop working out for awhile?


I finally got off my tushy. I decided it was time to get moving as the Biggest Loser's new slogan states. I THOUGHT I could just pick up right where I left off. Week 4 of C25. I THOUGHT by doing Week 1 I could just "breeze" right threw it.

I was wrooooong.

Not only did I NOT breeze through it, I ended up walking most of the way.

I started off with Week 1 Day 1 of C25 to get myself back into it. I began the 5 minute warm up and thought "golly geeze this is.....this is......HARD!"

I came home after 10 minutes calves cramping. Of course it didn't help that I had my broken purse wrapped around my neck and my nightie underneath my jacket. Guess I could've been a bit more prepared.


I came home and was about to give up when I started reading Spark Blogs. I read notes from my friend basically saying "get moving" and a blog about a person who kept trying to work out even though her power kept going out and frustrating days and I thought, "no.....I need to redo this"

So, I'm back on Day 1.................again.

Day 1 of C25
Day 1 of my DVDs
Day 1 on my scale
Day 1 on resetting my mind

I went back out again. This time I set my mind to just a walk up to Target. I would buy me a fanny pack. I made it almost there calves a blazing when I turned around. I don't know WHY I did, but I kept getting this stitch. It wasn't painful just annoying. Like my skin was trying to rip open on my belly.

That was another 17 minutes.

But even though I'm slightly bummed at how desperately out of shape I am this just screams in my mind no more excuses! I HAVE to make time for this if I want it.

I have to WANT this. and I do. I've GOT to get a plan going and stick to it. I have got to quit this "starting over" period.

Tonight I'm going to throw in a DVD (probably Jillians 30 day shred) and get my strength back up.

so that I can be rid of Day 1 forever.

I just love this one....

and this one is so true for me...

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    emoticon Best wishes for your continued success!
    1896 days ago
    Hey, am I the person in your blog that you are referring to who kept trying to work out with the power going out at her house. :) :) Because I had that *exact* thing happen to me last week. It was OH so frustrating.

    I am on week 2 day 2 (just finished it today) of C25K and you know it *is* hard. Exercise never gets easy, it just gets less hard. Does that make any sense?

    1908 days ago
    1914 days ago
    Congrats for getting out there not once but twice! There is always a time and place for a reset, and it looks like you hit that point, and now you are going to get right back to it... and you'll be amazed at how quickly the body remembers. Now I'm not saying you'll be running a 5k tomorrow, but you will get back there.

    Here is to your fresh start with C25k and Jillian and the rest of your workouts!
    1914 days ago
    I like the morning exercise quote..and agree about the texting. It's so much faster. lol. I say bravo for pushing yourself even when you were uncomfortable. Trying to walk to Target after the 'run' that morning. I bet your calves are super sore today. You'll get there though..just gotta work up to it again. I do this each summer when the pool is nice and warm again...I feel like i'm going to die the first week or two but then by the end of summer i'm in the pool for hours working out and I have muscles and tone in my arms and shoulders. Kind of sneaks up on you..the progress. I will enjoy reading about your exploits while you get on your way again. I love your 'can do' attitude! emoticon
    1914 days ago
    Love the quotes, especially the voice mail. Life would be so much easier if people didn't actually want to speak to me lol!

    Day 1 forever....just like your own personal version of the movie Groundhog Day.
    1915 days ago
  • HI-NRG
    I came down with a bad cold the week before Christmas. I was just getting to a point where spinning class and aerobic classes were no longer torture. Then I didn't get to work out for 7 days. OMG. Months to get there and only 1 week to set me back. Very frustrating. So, I work at it and then I came down with even a worse cold 3 wks later. What's up with that? I can only hope that because I had the flu shot that I experienced a milder illness than it could have been.

    But, what a reminder how important it is to keep moving , EVERYDAY. Darn, I was kinda hoping that once I lost all the weight I could back off of all this exercise.

    Now, this week I am starting to feel strong again. Didn't take as long to get back into the swing of things.
    I don't want to go back to day 1 either...

    I am so glad you didn't stay away.
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    1915 days ago
    I'm right there with you! I'm having a hard time today myself! But we can do it!
    1915 days ago
    That's frustrating! I hate when day 1 is Groundhog Day. But your motivation is going, so take advantage! Maybe start a streak.

    I started a 15 min per day workout streak on 12/31 and its working for me. I worked out 60+ minutes every day this week.

    1915 days ago
    Sweetie you will not have a forever day one. I know you once you get your mind and heart into it your body will follow! Don't give up because this friend/sister will tell you daily....You got to move it move it!!!
    1915 days ago
  • LYNSEY723
    Back to square 1......... but you can do it!!!! I just went through the same thing and now I'm feeling in control and like I'm making progress again!

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    1915 days ago
    Way to get in there and take care of business! I especially like "day 1 of resetting my mind". You're going to rock this!
    1915 days ago
    This is such a motivational blog--Way to Go!! getting back in there and doing it again. I guess everyday is Day 1, in a way, so its just one more Day 1 afterall. Today is my Day 1 of learning how to do pushups. When I got out of the army I could do 50 pushups with my feet up on the steps, but it doesn't much help me now, so now I am doing 12 pushups with my hands up on the steps ha ha
    1915 days ago
    GREAt. GREAT, you old Sheldon wanta be!!! We are so smart we believe our own lines. But your blog is great and you are still here sweating with the oldies.
    Keep up the good work!
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    1915 days ago
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