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Sunday, March 07, 2010

Good Morning!

My glucose was @124 this morning, a little up, probably because we had some flatbread pizza for dinner! Not bad though...my ranges were ok for yesterday.

I'm going to work a little bit and then get my sit-ups & walking in before packing orders this morning.

Resting is weird...not that I don't have a ton of practice sitting around chilling out, historically in my life I achieved my black belt in loafing a long time ago...but now, with being so much more active and deliberate with my choices throughout each day...it just felt weird to give myself a day off yesterday. Not that I threw caution to the wind, but I really tried hard to not let my thinking in too much and feel guilty for not doing "something". Underneath the head, deep down I know I'm someone that struggles with going, going, going and then collapse...not the best m/o for the long haul. So trusting that I'll be able to stay motivated after a rest day is a little uncomfortable...but I know it's the right way to go. Practicing consistency and sticking with this plan, building habits for the rest of my life is what I'm working toward.

I get very afraid of sliding backwards, so it takes me a little time to process and get some clarity and be ok with not going full on, wide open all the time. I continually have to remember and remind myself that there is not a clock on this, time is my friend and the successful people I'm getting my inspiration from ALL say slow and deliberate progress is the way to be.

So Sunday...another restful day, aside from maybe 5-6 hours of work....then Monday will start and I can slide back into my comfort zone as of late which seems much more automated and routine.

All of this experience day to day and the observations I'm making are really just helping me to understand how I am, and how I want to be....but, I also need to let that go sometimes and just keep it simple. Make your meal plan, stick to it, take in less than you burn and don't over-complicate this Ryan!

I hope everyone has a Smooth & Easy Sunday, Ryan
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  • MSEVERLAST
    "stay motivated after a rest day is a little uncomfortable"

    I'm SO with you on that one. I lose my momentum - like on a swing. Once you're swinging, you're swinging, but if you stop to get off for a break having to start back up again takes more work than if you had just kept going.

    You are doing awesome! Seriously!!
    4124 days ago
  • CAROLANN27
    Hi Ryan,

    Today you put your finger on something I struggle with---being able to slow down without letting it get me off track. Your insights help me with insights into myself. Sometimes you point something out that I haven't even realized about myself.

    Thanks for sharing on your journey. I read your blog every day.

    Carol
    4125 days ago
  • WYWIWOMAN
    I too am an over-achiever and have a history of guilt that was SOP for years. Your intentionality and gentleness with yourself cannot be overrated. 'Sans compos, sans mentos' - healthy body, healthy mind. Twins.

    Thanks for writing this blog today. I've taken rest days due to illness and was feeling blob-y this a.m. You have reminded me to focus on my health outcome, not my fitness points today.
    4125 days ago
  • TEDYBEAR2838
    Our Sunday will be emoticon . Keep that winning attitude.

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    You are so inspirational to me and so many others! emoticon
    4125 days ago
  • NEWLIBRARIAN
    Oh I hear you. I struggle with resting my body. Having lost considerable weight I am afraid of losing my routine and momentum.
    4125 days ago
  • BLANCHE1254
    Today is a new day, free from yesterday. You're moving in the right direction!

    I also tend to over-complicate and over-analyze, so I encourage both of us to breathe through this and embrace the quiet of simplicity. Wishing you a good week
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    4125 days ago
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