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Starting Again

Friday, May 24, 2013

I didn't say starting over again, mainly because I'm not starting over. I'm in a different place than I was then. I haven't lost everything I've done up until now. I just have gone off track long enough to need to reset my clock.

I finished my 5DayNewYou program, with great numbers. I was happy with both the weight and inches lost. But over then next couple of days I wasn't feeling well. I've been fighting a cold for a long while now - coming up to three weeks and I've still got some of the cough. It's not bad enough to go to the doctor. I'm not even sick anymore with it - generally. I just cough at times. Then once a week I feel really bad - raw scratchy throat, congestion. I take a day or so to rest, and then I'm back to just coughing on and off. I'm thinking it's partly my asthma that is keeping this holding on for so long. It's a bad time of year for me with asthma and allergies. That's really why I hate catching colds. It takes me so long to completely get rid of them.

Anyhow, I realized yesterday I've had too much down time.

I'm only cheating me when I don't get out and move. I have no problem tracking what I eat - regardless of whether I move or not I need to know what I've eaten. It often shows me why I'm not feeling good, or why I can't run when I try.

So today is a fresh start. I also re-started my Visi Regiment. I'm going to track my progress on that also. I set my prescription reminder on my iPhone so alarms will go off when it's time to take my supplements. That should help me remember to take the supplements on time. I found that was one of my major issues. I'd forget my afternoon/evening supplements. No excuses now.

So I'm getting back on track. I weighed in this morning. Even with a week off, I only re-gained about a pound and a half. Not too bad, considering the peanut butter chocolate banana cream pie. lol

What challenges have kept you from reaching your goals this past week? Are they challenges? Or just excuses you are using? What are you going to do to overcome these? What are you waiting for?
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  • JUSTME29
    This was the last week of school so I didn't really expect much of myself fitness-wise. I was crazy busy every day, had to go in at night for an extra function, and fell asleep exhausted two different nights on the couch. I know how this week is though, so I didn't really have any goals aside from just getting through it.

    This coming week is different - I'm officially on break so it's time to amp up my plan. Exercise 5-6 days a week, take time to track and cook healthier meals. The hard part is going to be not grazing throughout the day since I'll be home and have access to food all the time.
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    I really like the distinction you make between starting again versus starting over, it's helpful to have that kind of perspective. Here's to continuing the journey!:)
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  • FIT4MEIN2013
    Yay, you! Keep going, readjust your path along the way. Persistence pays off! emoticon emoticon
    1850 days ago
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