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Trying to re-motivate

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Everything was going so well!
I was eating well, and paying close attention to my portions.
I was running every other day, and had done that for just over three weeks. I was really ENJOYING running.
But then the floods came, the darker mornings set in, my money was a bit tighter, and my life started to seem too hectic due to impending real estate transactions.
Though this would have been a great time to KEEP taking care of myself, I simply quit my routine and diet altogether, and have been generally dragging for the last 3 weeks.
I'm not beating myself up TOO much, and I don't mean to whine. But I am a *little* disappointed.
Now getting kick-started again seems daunting somehow.
Do I have to start at the beginning of my couch to 5k program? Can I just pick up where I left off?
Can I find the time to go grocery shopping?
When I feel overwhelmed I tend to do this "shutting down" thing. Anyone familiar with that?
Well, simply writing about this was good. I've been lurking around Spark, but not really participating much. My friend Jenn urged me to get on and say something, so here I am--thank you, Jenn!
I hope you're all well and happy!
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  • -AD-ASTRA-
    Thank you, Jenn!
    3228 days ago
    Okay, I go through this one on a regular basis. The best thing that works for me, is to just make myself go to the gym - no excuses. Just make myself go for a walk. Etc. Once I start exercising, I feel so much better and it reinforces itself. Procrastinating actually feels worse, and is laced with guilt.

    Make a pact with yourself and get in your exercise today. You will actually have more energy for work and life's other demands when you do.

    I am smiling because, not only does your blog sound like my recent one, but your wallpaper is almost the same!

    Good to have you back.

    3229 days ago
  • JCP1979
    Yes, when things get too busy, it is amazing how fast the good habits go out the window and I want to do is be lazy! I can totally empathize. And it is always a b** when you have to get back into the groove of things.

    But, you are on here, and you're starting again and that is what is important! The yesterdays are gone forever, tomorrow is unknown, so all we have is today. Make the most of it!

    If there is anything I can do to help, just let me know. emoticon
    3229 days ago
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