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2/25/14 6:44 P

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illness knocked me on my keyster again for a bit, but when I am up and about for work I try to work little extra things in to give me that exercise. Not only the touring of the ship (up and down ladders), but its convenient when my sneezing starts up and we've got the staff to cover things real well I can duck out of the ceremonies at the end and start cleanup (I did that twice--we had to tagteam cleaning), which is lots of moving things, scrubbing, lifting and walking back and forth putting stuff away.

In that regard, I get some exercise, but its not exactly cardio. Friday's when I get the most of that, doing deep cleaning work and all for several hours. At least I'm trying to work it in when I know I'm better (now I need to be aware to do that--til I thought about it, I hadn't realized what I'd been doing).

Well, I've got a bit of a cough and cold still (stupid cold and allergy meds didn't say they were day or night-appropriate and ended up making me drowsy the past two days. At least I'm getting a little somewhere on my writing, but i'll be walking around distributing flyers for our battleship event tomorrow and Thursday for sure (especially at campus, i'll park somewhere and walk around the buildings to distribute if I can).

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2/24/14 11:58 P

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Hey Mad Writer - Any updates?

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2/12/14 3:43 P

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Building the schedule is a great way to start. But even if you are taking small steps, it's better than lying down and not moving. Rome wasn't built in a day, so don't get too discouraged if things don't move as fast as you want them to... especially when it comes to feeling better.

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2/12/14 10:51 A

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the difficulty here is that I'm trying to get motivated to exercise at all--I haven't done much of that (unless you count scouring and cleaning for 8 hrs a pop on Fridays--which I do, just not cardio) in months.

So I'm writing down my excitement and that I am going to make sure to put exercise in my wonky schedule a little every day, and then bigger stuff like MMA (when I get my budget settled). The problem I have is not trying to sprint to the finish so much as I'm sapped before I take the first step. I haven't even started the journey yet, and that's what infuriates me. I need to take that first step, even if it doesn't take me miles away. I'm just worried that my lack of will to exercise when I was better will come back after I'm sick and I'll not do anything about it. Illness skews things, and I can go back and read old posts about how excited I am to build time into my schedule and do better for myself, then illness comes and I have to do a lot of reshuffling and re-prioritizing to play catchup, and goodbye exercise. I can't muster a shred of enthusiasm or desire to do differently even with looking at my positive plans, so I leave out exercise and become a working drone. I hate that.

But talking about this (now that I've pinpointed what my big weakness is--I think) may help me out. I'm also doing what I can to get back to good faster, and will need to do some careful schedule editing, but I want to be better and actually exercise. I need to take that first step and just keep going, even if its slow going. First thing's first--when I'm better, I'm doing a restart on the site, starting fresh to accurately gauge what I'm doing, then going forward. I just have to remind myself of this every day.

"Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead!"--Adm. David G. Farragut.

"Ninja's aren't dangerous. They're more afraid of YOU than you are of them." --The Tick, "The Tick #3"

"This is a revolution, dammit. We're going to have to offend SOMEBODY!" --William Daniels as John Adams, "1776"


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2/11/14 10:07 P

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Hey howdy

So, I wrote in my blog about my day yesterday and how excited I was at the possibility of trying something new and good for myself to get started again on being healthy and fit even with my thesis paper breathing down my neck every day. I gotta have time for me.

So I make this list of the things I need to accomplish the next few months and ideas to get me there. I was eager to start today and really get working when the cold or flu from Hell just up and hit me this morning. I mean, I had sniffles last night and congestion, but I've hit the sore and swollen throat and intense congestion and drowsiness trifecta.

Every time I get motivated to start fresh and really get going, my blood's pumped and ready to go, I get sick the next day or have my monthly visitor worse than usual. Then trying to relax and wait it out totally sucks away my momentum, and when I'm better again I've completely forgotten the excitement to just keep going. My body's sabotaging itself, it seems, and I'm tired of it! I've re-started so many times I just can't take it anymore, I want to be healthy and keep my motivation, and make good conscious decisions instead of running on autopilot.

Have you guys had the same thing happen, when you're itching to go then you get sick the next day or something and can't work out because you have to rest? how do you keep that motivation going once you're better and get up and move? I'm stuck and can't figure it out, and I really want to do better, but I'm so drowsy now I'm getting cranky just thinking about it. Help would be awesome.

"Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead!"--Adm. David G. Farragut.

"Ninja's aren't dangerous. They're more afraid of YOU than you are of them." --The Tick, "The Tick #3"

"This is a revolution, dammit. We're going to have to offend SOMEBODY!" --William Daniels as John Adams, "1776"


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