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Thursday, May 18, 2017

Just looked at my last blog-before the Crossfit games. I am proud to say that I participated well, and although I really dislike the pictures taken of me during the games (usually with a horribly funny face, sweating from shoulders to navel, tight shirt riding up) I am very proud that I stuck with it. I missed the last competition as we were driving 22 hours south to the Florida Keys and didn't want to bother with another box during my family travels, but noted when I got home I had lost a half pound just by healthy eating and walking everywhere!

Since I got back I have been back and forth-went straight to the box, did a few workouts during the week-then everything came to a screeching halt. Not sure why, but ended up missing workouts for about two weeks, ate ABSOLUTE JUNK (processed foods, very little veggies, lots of sweets) and completely lost my motivation. I must have scheduled in my workout five times and every time I came up with a self excuse to cancel. At that point I noted that I was scared to return, felt intimidated by working out as I was not fueling my body properly and felt guilty for being this way. I knew it was time to put on my big girl panties (literally) and get back. I started off slowly with yoga (trust me, it burns a LOT of calories and increases strength) to get back in the groove, then lost my excuses. Happy to say I went back to the gym, since then I have been actually performing box jumps instead of step ups, and pushed through the exercises I dislike (wall balls, overhead squats) to IMPROVE.

I know as long as I can keep my attitude positive and just GO, I will make some forward improvements. Yes, I know I can do better. But I have to stop beating myself up for not being where I think I should be and take the action to make it happen. My eating has improved, still staying on track with the water intake, and actually go to the gym when I schedule. I am noticing a difference in my mood as well as my motivation-once I get started, I should just keep going. Maybe someday I will be excited about the things I dislike and just keep going!!!
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    It takes some extra special psychological muscle strength to climb back into that saddle again...been there, done that.

    Go YOU!
    Rock your SPARK! :-)

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