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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

I'm not even going to make excuses for why I haven't been posting. Just not feeling it, I guess. Partly because I haven't really been working out. It's getting cold and the mornings are dark, and this is the hardest time of the year for me to pry myself out of bed and go to the gym. I didn't even sign up for the current Masters swim session.

(Though I'm still on the coach's email list and now have a pile of new workouts in my inbox, so that's cool.)

After succumbing to the Thanksgiving bacchanalia, I pledged that starting yesterday morning I would eat better in the coming weeks. I'm not saying I'm being perfect, but my goal is to eat healthy at work, make healthy dinners, and generally not eat 2-4 pieces of pie per day, which is kind of what was happening during and post-Thanksgiving. Jason went to Trader Joe's last night (aka, land of amazing Christmas treats) and bought us a box of Pfeffernusse, which are so, so good. I had one last night after dinner and that was just perfect.

(I kind of hoped he had gotten some Peppermint Joe Joe's too, but he said, "I didn't really think we needed those." I guess we needed the Pfeffernusse, though...?)

I haven't been doing the gym thing, but I have been walking a lot lately. I have a new walking buddy, and have discovered that dashing off 3-4 miles of walking is a piece of cake when you're gabbing the whole time. This is the same person who was my swimming buddy, but we've both been pretty ambivalent about the idea of waking up in the cold and jumping into a pool at 6:30 in the morning.

The good news is, I know me, and I know that I'm pretty good with diving into New Years resolutions. So while I work on my many projects at work, have extra choir practices and services for the holidays, bake and cook, and try madly to finish my holiday knitting, I know that waiting for me at the end of it all is a bright shiny New Year and resolutions to be made and conquered!
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    Aww, thanks, Laurie! I miss you guys too! Work has been so busy, plus all the general holiday busy-ness. I'll be back, I promise!
    2979 days ago
    Oh boy, are we all there or what? So far I haven't fallen off the swimming bandwagon, but I'm wondering what will happen when the school pool closes for two weeks over Christmas break. Will I be able to push myself back to it when they re-open?

    I hate this time of year too. I'm not used to the cold yet, and the excess darkness really gets to me. I'm trying to walk too, so I have something to fall back on when I can't (don't want to?) swim. I'm glad you have a walking buddy. And maybe since you both swim, you can push each other back into the water. Glad you're looking forward to New Years too!

    Come by the daily swimming thread... we miss you!
    2980 days ago
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    Why is it so easy to get off track? emoticon I guess the one positive thing in all of this is that what now recognize what we are doing wrong and know how to get back on track! Now it's just doing it!

    Good luck on your return to fitness! I know you have it in you!
    2980 days ago
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