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Setback for my A-May-zing month

Monday, May 13, 2013

I just now came up with the word "a-May-zing" as a way to describe this month. Corny? Yes. Am I going with it? Yes.
I started May with a serious sense of renewal. I set a goal of achieving 500,000 steps for the month recorded on my Fitbit (that is an average of about 16,200 steps per day, which is more than 400% of the Average American's step habit!) and getting to my gym 3 times per week to make more lean muscle so my bikini will look extra good. I was even hoping to shed a couple more pounds and maybe even drop another slacks size so that I can justify a super fun shopping spree.
But, alas, May had other plans.
I started it out just fine - 16,000+ steps and a gym visit on the first 2 days - but a driving trip put a damper on my progress (we drove to Lexington, KY for my baby cousin's college graduation). I told myself not to worry, a few lower-step days was simple to overcome. I would just be sure to get up to 20,000+ steps several days in a row, and I'm back on track to meet that 500,000 step target.

And then we got sick.

My Aunt (mother of the grad) thought she had food poisoning, but it was a stomach virus, and my hubby and I were both laid-up for a couple of days. Even feeling better, I did not, and still lack, the energy I need to achieve my lofty May goals. Yes, I did shed 3 pounds rapidly, but not the way I would like to. I woke up this morning, after being a bit shy of step goal yesterday, feeling completely wiped out and unwilling to get out of bed to get my workout before coming to work. I have free time this evening to get my steps in, but it bothers me when I don't wake up ready to go.
I hope that the warmer weather we are scheduled to receive this week will help me re-charge my batteries. In the meantime, I have some serious ground to cover with my step goal - I probably have to average at 20,000+ for the rest of this month in order to make 500,000 by the 31st. I hope I haven't dug too great of a hole to be able to make it out. Eeep!
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    Oh man, being sick is the worst. As a runner, even a few days off can make getting back on the treadmill much tougher. I've had my fair share of illness over the last year (bad infection last October, flu early January), each bout taking a week or longer to get over... so from experience I can say safely you will bounce back! No worries!
    1805 days ago
    Gosh. Seems like things keep getting in the way - BUT, you are pushing along, anyway!! Good!
    1809 days ago
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