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Help me! I think I'm falling

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Not in love, but in a trap of overeating to relieve some of my stress at work. I was doing fine, working out, doing great on my runs three times a week, then one day I just crashed. It was like being an alcoholic only instead of drinking I just started eating things I don’t ordinarily eat. Things I try to stay away from because I know what they do to me. I’m talking about turning to sweets. Well, once I started, it felt like I was on a rotating wheel where after every spin I was offered still one more delightful treat that I could not resist.

Turning to junk food was not enough, I guess. One morning I just didn’t feel like running; then it was the next morning, then an entire week. I know how hard it is to get back into the swing of things once I take a break, but I haven’t yet inspired myself or motivated myself to get back out there. I want to run a half marathon in six months. I’ve run one before and I know how proud I was training for it and completing the race. I don’t want to quit training, but this fall into reaching for all the junk food my stomach can handle is scaring me. This becoming a couch potato instead of running feels like I’m erasing all the good I did all the months prior to this break down.
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    I agree that recognizing the problem is step one. SP has lots of really good articles and advice on getting back on track. Forget the past and do what you know you can do day 1. emoticon Everybody falls off track at some point, but you can get right back on.
    1462 days ago
    recognizing the problem is step one.

    you can make this happen!!
    1465 days ago
    I'm with you on the falling part. We'll just get back to it and move forward. emoticon
    1465 days ago
    Keep focused for success. You can di it too. Go for it.
    1466 days ago
    I feel your pain. It is so hard to balance life and stress and working out and once you fall out of your schedule it's SO hard to get back on track. You just gotta do it. You gotta get up tomorrow and go for a run. Even if it's only 2 or 3 miles you just gotta do it. You can do it, you can get back on track. Also if you think about it your probably feel better when you run then when you are eating the junk. So make tomorrow the day!!

    -Amy P
    Also I host a fitness and accountability group on Facebook. It’s a private group where we check in, keep each other accountable and encourage one another on our journeys! Because it is private what you post in the group doesn’t show up on your regular feed. I would love for you to join us. If you would like you can either message me your email address and I can add you that way (we don’t have to be FB friends if I add you by email….. OR you can find me on Facebook and add me as a friend ( Once you add me as a friend I can add you directly to the group. I hope you join in!!

    1466 days ago
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