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I will start changing my life TODAY

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Short and sweet - TODAY, not tomorrow, not next week, not November 1st, not January 1st, I will start changing my lifestyle. I WILL GET BACK ON TRACK.

How many times can you tell yourself this before you actually do it? For me, it's been almost 2 months of a continuous struggle and I've been mildly depressed and exhausted over trying to balance my home, professional and fitness life. NO MORE!

I will:

- start tracking my calories
- keep away from lunch buffets
- start running again - 3x a week!
- train for a 10k in less than 55 minutes (by November 27th)
- start getting in morning workouts - my schedule has left me no choice
- eating less meat, more fruit and veggies
- stop drinking hard liquor and so much wine. I feel like I've replaced cigarettes with alcohol and I can feel it in every part of me
- playing the piano again
- finish my professional article that has been in the works for months

When I was successful in reaching my goal of 130 (I am not 10 pounds up), I was doing all of the above.

I can do this! Feel free to keep me accountable!

Thank you and MUCH LOVE to my spark friends that have been so supportive of me even though I have been terrible in reciprocating that encouragement.
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    I too am fighting my way back from just plain sludge as well, ugh! I feel you on the "How many times can you tell yourself..." I don't know why this happens but we just gotta keep getting back on track!
    4599 days ago
    I had a bit of a backslide as well recently. I gained 10 lbs, ugh. It's good to be back on track though. We're human, we have to forgive ourselves and go forward.
    4609 days ago
    Girl you can totally do it!
    The acupuncture has been great - i only did it once but will do it again probably next week. I can write you the names of the herbs but they are for:
    eat - I get hot flashes
    **Bowel Movements (TMI)

    It is a lot of stress to think about having to keep your body healthy not only for yourself but possibly for a baby.

    You have done such a great job so you just need to keep with it.

    4610 days ago
    glad to see you've worked out some new goals. that stuff is totally doable! stick with it!
    best wishes!
    4610 days ago
    I am glad you have some tangible goals, good for you. Even if you do half of them the first week and keep adding you are a ROCKSTAR!!
    4611 days ago
    I think we've all experienced times when our motivation starts to fail and our goals begin to suffer. It's okay sometimes to take a break and regroup and come back stronger than ever. I too have let myself start to eat without thinking and when I weighed-in this morning, after 3 months of not weighing in, I gained 9 pounds! I said to myself I'm going to start today to monitor what I eat. And guess what?! I had a cookie!! Tomorrow, no cookies. Glad you're getting back on track!!
    4611 days ago
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    I am up 10 pounds, too, hon. Trust me, I totally understand your struggle. You're blog on 10/26 was me on 10/22! Enough is finally enough. I am back on track. I've been working out a lot this past week, and I'm getting my eating back on track. You always have to start somewhere. It's a whole new start for a whole new goal and a whole new adventure getting there! Good luck to you! We can BOTH do it!

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    4611 days ago
    Thank you for sharing your experience and your plan...I have been struggling as well!!! We can do this together!!! I'm always here to lend a hand, a shoulder or an ear!!! Jackie!!! emoticon
    4611 days ago
    Miss you girl! You can do it. I have a 10K on Thanksgiving too, and my goal is 54:00. We can do it together!
    4611 days ago
    We all fall down again and again. The important thing is that we pick ourselves up again and again and keep going. YOU WILL DO IT!
    4611 days ago
    Your blog personally spoke to me in more ways than one. Thanks for reading my mind and putting it on paper as I try to get back on track.
    4612 days ago
    Take a deep breath. Just take it one step at a time and don't take on too much at one time. We have to live life moment by moment and really be in it. Don't let yourself get so wound up with worry that you make it worse. You can do this. Believe in yourself. You are a fighter. The most important thing is, don't give up. I always say, if you slip, do the flip and get back on track but don't let it spiral out of control. Have a great journey. Pam
    4612 days ago
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    I'm sure you are doing better than you give yourself credit for! Life is hectic and stressful... Sometimes we just need to take a break. Don't worry!

    We are here for you! If you need some extra support and encouragement, all you need to do is ask!


    Have a great week!
    4612 days ago
    glad to see you are back! good luck with your goals and your fresh start.
    4612 days ago
    TODAY is always a good place to start! Remember, that you reached your goal once - now it is time to get back to that goal and then some...meaning maintenance and awareness of what is good for you!

    When I think back to when I decided to start running and how many times I have stopped and started over the last six years, I realized that sometimes you have to take steps backward in order to move forward. You learn from those steps backward!

    So remember what you have achieved and move beyond! I'll be rooting for you!

    4612 days ago
    Yes today is a new day! I know you can do this!
    4612 days ago
  • BRUIN2
    Great plan - you WILL do this!!!
    4612 days ago
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