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Wake up and kick Monday in the face!

Monday, January 21, 2019

I might have overdid it Saturday. I'm definitely feeling it but I do feel like a bad***. Lifted actual weight on the (bar) bench press, 15 lbs 2 sets of 12. I've never done that before. Did a mile (half jog/half walk), alternating half laps. I did 5ks 2 years ago...makes me sad how far I let myself go but I'll get there again if I train consistently. Good music helps - found 5 new artists I like. It's about time I refreshed my MP3 player, and music is my greatest motivator. I listen to so many different things! Check me out if you like, username = monkeyhugger82 (herheartchild@hotmail.com).

I'm in the process of setting up some goals. Right now I'm in the middle of a 12 week "New You" challenge at the YMCA. We are on week 3. Today's workout was heart rate conditioning. It was intense but the hour went by pretty quickly. I am also trying to get back into my running. At the moment I can only run about 1/2 a lap at a time before I need to stop and walk for a bit. I'm giving myself grace because I know I'll get back to 5Ks eventually. Right now I just want to be able to do a full lap, and then I'll work on a mile (6 laps at the downtown Y). Then I get a new gym bag!

I am doing a stair climb in February - the Fight for Air Climb.

I have been training for this on the back stairs at the Y. Realizing how much work I have to put in to burn off those fun-sized candy bars makes them a lot less fun.

Yesterday I did abs and I'm feeling it today - plus we had abs in my class today. OWWWW.

All this work is to get back to how "fat" I was when I thought I was fat.

I don't know if it's my Wellbutrin being doubled, that I'm consistently exercising, or both, but I am feeling better than I have in a long time. I feel motivated. John and I are talking about doing the YMCA triathlon next year. I'm reading my Bible before bed and waking up and drinking water, and going to the gym, and today I climbed the stairs at work instead of taking the elevator, which I'm going to start doing regularly again. I don't feel as moody, anxious, and depressed as I usually am. Everything is just overall better. Whatever it is, I'm so grateful. I feel like a survivor today instead of a victim. I know that I am strong and I am dearly loved by the Father. That's all I need to know for right now.

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    Hi Stephanie - what is this monkeyhugger music thing - is that your screen name for Spotify? or some other app??

    Good job at the Y! I didn’t get signed up in time for the contest. I think it was like 12 classes!? I’ll keep an eye out for the next series... so many of those, the t-shirt rewards are ugly and not very motivational for me! Gym bag was at least a cute blue color!
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