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Today's Kick in the Butt

Monday, March 25, 2013

I haven't gone out and done any fitness really since we got home from Las Vegas. Yes, I've shovelled show, and a few little things like that.

But I'm in training for a half marathon fhis fall, so essentially I haven't done anything.

This is one of the things I know, yet it still overpowers me so often.

This is another one. I need to really work on this one, in more aspects of my life than just fitness. My attitude is really REALLY poor right now. So poor in fact it could cost me my job if I don't smarten up and fix it.

Seriously. It's not that much time out of my day, so what's the problem?

A couple of days ago, I was in the house in the evening making my supper, and noticing something. I wasn't happy. I was cranky in fact. And I didn't want to be there. Most evenings I don't want to sit around the house, watching hubby flip through the channels on the tv. Getting out for my run, or to the gym are PERFECT ways for me to get out of that rut. I KNOW I'll feel better about myself afterwards also.

So what's my problem?

Oh. Right. I've still got that part of my mind that is thinking it won't work anyhow.

What if I made a compromise. What if I convinced myself to give it my all for a set period of time. Then look at what I've accomplished, what goals I've met in that time. I can then decide if it was worth it or not.

I think that's perfectly fair.

Now for the tough part, setting the time, and the SMART goals to reach in that time. I can't really lay these out separately. I guess I need to decide on a tangible goal, and then decide how long it will take me. I will of course give myself a bit of a cushion - in case of health or weather.

Hmmm. I know I'd love to get back down under 230lbs. I'm at 234.2. When I was loosing weight fast, I could have said two weeks, max3. But I've been stuck for such a long time. And in all honesty, I'm afraid if I don't meet this one again, I'll give up on myself. That's putting to much on the scale. So this one is not a SMART goal for me. Not right now anyway.

Running. I need to get my training back on track. Why not focus on getting Week1 of my C25K program finished this week. That gives me 6 days to do my 3 workouts. I like that one.

But running alone isn't enough. I need to keep eating well and tracking every bite. There's no reason I can't keep doing that for the rest of this week.

Water. I need to get in my 8 glasses a day minimum EVERY DAY. Especially if I'm getting back to running. Sounds like another SMART goal for me to set for the week.

I know they are not much, but it's progress for me.

So, the plan is to get home today after work (in just over 2 hours) and go running.

No "I'm too tired from the 12 hour day at work"
No "I'm hungry. I'll eat first"
No "But Hubby needs me to spend time with him at home"

With or without Lulu (preferably with) I will go running after work tonight. Straight home. Into my running gear. Out the door. It'll only take a half hour.


I did go running after work. My mp3 player died half way though, and I pushed on for a bit.

I got in 2 miles, not the 3 I should have been able to reach. No biggie. I can try again tomorrow.
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  • FIT4MEIN2013
    Great blog! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1911 days ago
  • JUSTME29
    Those sound like good, SMART goals. Easily manageable and measurable.

    Good for you getting out the door. Don't underestimate the power of a good snow shoveling session either.
    1911 days ago
    Just 30 minutes out of your day..just for you. You deserve those 30 minutes. Do it, I'm proud of you! emoticon
    1911 days ago
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