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Keeping on Track

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Some days are easier than others. Temptation is all around and I have a love/love/love relationship with food. As a sensualist, food is a guilty pleasure and I can get lost in the flavors, textures and aromas of it.

Over the last two and half years, I have learned to make exercise a part of my daily life and more importantly, learned to love food that is good for my soul and my body. This does not mean that I don't still give in to favorites like pizza and chocolate on occasion. Because what works for me is EVERYTHING in moderation and in small portions.

When I stumble, it's good for me to look back on where I have been and really look at how far I've come. My timeline above is a good one for keeping me on track. Sure I gained about 8 pounds when I strained my Achilles tendon in March and have only lost 3 of those extra pounds. But look at where I started. Being 140-141 for the last couple of months is okay because while I was able to maintain 135 for a whole year, doesn't mean that being 140 means I failed. It just gives me a goal to strive for.... to continue to strive for.

Since I have the free time, I am working on increasing my cardio, challenging myself by doing more yoga and soon mat pilates, getting back into strength training, starting up my 300+ crunches 3 times a week, joining a running group that will challenge me, eating more whole and natural foods that I am making myself, avoiding as much processed food as I can, avoiding stress - which is hard when you are looking for work, and getting my rest.

Trying my best to take advantage of my Funemployment time and maybe along the way drop those extra pounds, and gain some muscle back.
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    Sorry to hear you're unemployed. It sounds like you have a great plan in the short term. Make the most of it!
    4236 days ago
    You're doing great! I'm glad that you are using your extra time in positive way. Good luck with everything. Thanks for checking in with me. I think you're picture timeline is fabulous. emoticon
    4237 days ago

    Comment edited on: 11/5/2009 3:22:43 PM
    Hey! Those same damn 8 lbs found ME TOO!

    Your perspective on your situation is truely inspiring. That kind of attitude WILL get you another great job, I know it! Keep up the good work.

    4239 days ago
    (whoo hoo! you go, girl! i'm loving the awesome attitude and your 'funemployment' word rocks!)
    4239 days ago
    I LOVE your attitude and the new word, FunEmployment!!!
    4239 days ago
    I love your positive attitude and find your story inspiring!
    4239 days ago
    Perspective is everything! You have come so far and should be proud of yourself. Love your goals and your attitude to make this time in your life a productive one!
    4239 days ago
    I've been trying for these last two pounds since June, but they just won't come off. I have to get my body used to a new weight for quite awhile before it decides it's okay to drop some more. But I haven't let that derail me, or even bother me all that much. I feel great, I'm healthy, and I look great, and that's all that matters!
    4239 days ago
    You have done great so far, I am sure your positive progress will keep up!
    4239 days ago
    You are doing awesome....even when you stumbled, you never really fell!!! You are always inspiring me to do better!!! Thanks!!!
    4240 days ago
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    Janey, what an amazing time line, I didn't know you when you were heavier and it is fun to see the progress you have made. You are doing a great job keeping on track. Keep up the good work. Also, thank you for reading and commenting on my blog.

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    4240 days ago
    Ugh, sorry to hear you are "funemployed", but I LOVE YOUR ATTITUDE! I'm sure you will make the best of your extra free time, like you said. You're doing great. If I injured my achilles and couldn't run, you can bet I'd gain A LOT more than 8 lbs! Hang in there!
    4240 days ago
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    Moderation is the thing that works for me as well. You are awesome and I am glad you are managing to enjoy "Funemployment". Perspective is everything!!
    4240 days ago
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