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October ~ highs, lows and too many excuses

Sunday, October 31, 2010

October started with a bang -- lots of training to prepare for my black belt test. Sensei and Shihan both gave me a rating of 9 out of 10 for my stamina on the test. Sweet! I was so excited to read that considering the intensity of the test. I know how far I've come there.

Since that day though, I've had too many excuses for why I haven't gone to the gym; the kitchen remodel, kids' sports, job search, etc. I've still been going to Karate twice a week, but I need to get back to doing more. I miss Pilates, swimming and strength training. It's hard to get back into the swing of things though. I need to post the old Nike ad on my mirror: "Just do it!"

Eating habits... well that's been less than stellar as well. I let the kitchen remodel derail my efforts. I'm finding it so hard to get back on track. I haven't been measuring everything or logging every day.

It's affecting the way I feel. I'm irritable and down. I don't know that depressed is the right word, but I just don't feel energized or happy. I'm just there. I miss the way I feel when I eat and exercise properly. I'm just finding it so difficult to stay on track. I'm also getting highly frustrated that I haven't found a job yet. Going from school full time to sitting at home all day is driving me crazy. I need an agenda, something to focus on.

I'm happy to say good-bye to October. I need to set some new goals. I think that may be part of my problem. I achieved my biggest goal (besides weight) this month. Other than striving for weighing less, I need something to work towards.

I need to set some new goals for November. I need to get back to the gym. I enjoy the classes so much; I don't know why I'm avoiding them. I have a coupon for Bed, Bath and Beyond. I think it's time to upgrade my scale. I have a job interview tomorrow ~ hopefully that's a step in the right direction!

I'm so frustrated, it's almost debilitating. I've gained 10 pounds over the last year. I want it off! I did it before, I know I can do it again. I know 10 pounds is nothing compared to what most people are trying to lose; it seems so overwhelming to me. I'd like to lose at least 15 overall.

I know what needs to be done. I just have to throw those excuses out the window and "Just do it!!"
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  • ASTORRES1
    Mary,
    emoticon I know how rough life can be sometimes!!!
    I am willing you the POWER to overcome this downward slant in your plan!!
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    amy
    3846 days ago
  • RUNGIRLRUNNC
    Ten pounds isn't nothing when it's your 10 pounds! And those 10 can be just as frustrating as anyone else's weight loss journey. You can do this. Just take it a pound at a time--that's how they got there--one pound at a time.
    3847 days ago
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