Tuesday, July 13, 2010

a little progress

I went back to the gym and I didn't die. In fact, I didn't even gain much more than 3 pounds since I've been away but that's not really the point. The point is I enjoy how I feel when I'm exercising and eating well. I'm tired of "scraping by" financially since I lost my job but that doesn't mean I have to do the same with other aspects of my life.

Only a few days went by until I felt like a I needed to set some goals so I looked back at the things I enjoy doing. Swimming is mostly out of the question for the summer since the pool is packed from dawn until dusk with kids of every age. I never knew anything could be so loud. Even underwater.

So today I (re) started Couch to 5K. I was up to week five last time - I just stopped after a huge blister from the Race for the Cure. I really enjoyed all the mini-goals and the sense of accomplishment I got from that program. It felt great to do it again today even though I'm back to the beginning but i did get to re-listen to my week 1 playlist on my ipod (and I already have them done up through the fifth week!)

I was proud of myself for doing that today mostly because I didn't get up and go this morning and that usually spells disaster! I wasn't going to make excuses so I wore my gym clothes to my part-time job and went right after. I was soaked through with sweat and it felt great.

I'm not 100% over my "bad spell". Still having intense food cravings but the exercise and extra water is helping. I'm like a junkie coming down and I just have to give it some time. Thank you all for the reminder that it's okay to take small steps towards getting back on track. I'm thankful for all the support I have around me!

13 comments:

  1. It's always nice to hear positive things from our blogging friends, isn't it? It is one of the best tools we have for getting back on track. You are doing it right, and will be back into the groove before too long, I'm sure.

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  2. It is hard when you get off track...i've been there too and am just getting back on track..day #8! You can do it!

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  3. Good job with the no excuses! Earned sweat is the best feeling (ok, so is the shower afterward). Glad to see you back to the C25K!

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  4. Good for you for getting back on track! And i'm glad to hear you're re-starting the C25k. Did you know that your blog was one of the first blogs i ever read, and it was through your post that i first heard of the C25k? And now that i'm in week 7, i thank you!! It's been tough, but i can honestly say that "i run" now! Woo hoo!
    Thanks chickie! Keep up the great work!

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  5. "I'm like a junkie coming down and I just have to give it some time."

    I feel the same way. You go girl for getting back on the horse! That's the hardest part---getting remotivated. You'll be doing 5Ks one after the other soon!

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  6. Way to go! So glad to hear you are sticking with it. I'm totally impressed with your early gym appointment too. Hmmm, maybe I need to try this C25K. Do you think it's dog friendly?

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  7. Good for you for getting back on track! It must feel so exhilarating!

    Jennifer of Organic-mama.ca

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  8. 一個人就像一個分數,他的實際才能是分子,他對自己的評價是分母。分母越大,則分數的價值越小。..................................................

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  9. Hey girl!!!! Oh I'm glad you're getting back in the groove. And yes you are so right about the junkie coming down part...I've been trying to take little steps to getting back at it, too. More water....fruit for snacks at work instead of the vending machine....this week I've had a ton of fruit...rainier cherries, peaches, plums, grapes & watermelon...better than chips and candy bars!!! We'll both get to goal, girl...I believe in us!!! :)

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  10. Hi Tina, I'm Liana. I have an award for you on my blog, so drop by when you are free. Cheers.

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  11. You have an award over at my blog, [238] and Shrinking!

    PS: I'm also giving away a Biggest Loser Cookbook to celebrate dropping 18 lbs and getting below 220 lbs, so be sure to enter on the official post and good luck!

    -Emilia

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