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Time for something new

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When I was super active and thin one thing that I had was this blog. This blog opened up a whole new world of people to me that I would never have gotten to know. In that group of people I found folks who were interested in the same things I was; fitness, health, working out, running, triathlon. It was awesome to read about their experiences and share mine with them. I remember coming home from races and I could not wait to sit down and share my experiences with them. Although I say that I'm not really a people person, having contact with people as excited as I am about something really is inspiring and motivating. I think that's why Weight Watchers worked for me for a while. But face it, 50 people wanting to share their experiences and having only 30 minutes once a week to do it just doesn't work. At least for me. Initially it did and that was awesome, but the last couple of times I tried it I would leave the meetings feeling like I had nothing in common with those peopl…

Failure

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Recently I've been full of excuses and 'reasons' for not working out. And quite frankly I'm tired of it. I know what I want. It's very clear to me. I need to pick my ass up and get moving again.



I feel like that's what's happened to me. I got run over. So it's time to pick myself up, dust myself off, and get back to business.

It starts tomorrow. I have a packed day tomorrow that begins with a workout. I'm going to run and then do a strength workout. After that I have a house that needs some major cleaning. Then it's Bella's training in the afternoon, topped off by some school work tomorrow night. On Sunday it will be similar; workout, laundry/prepping for the week, cleaning, schoolwork. I need to get my ass in gear. No more excuses. No more 'reasons'. Just no more.

A little of this and a little of that

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Over the weekend I strained my back on the left side. I took it easy and it slowly got better. By yesterday it felt fine and I thought it was over. This morning I woke up and the other side hurts now. I think that when these things happen it throws the body out of alignment and causes pain in other areas. So I'm having boom-a-rang pain so to speak.
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We were going to walk the dogs tonight but rain threatened. Hubby looked at the radar and thought a squall was coming so we didn't walk. It didn't rain and I feel bad now. We haven't walked the dogs all week. I'm a terrible dog parent.
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The truck needs work. Bummer. It needs new ball joints. If we didn't need it I would look into a car donation service and get a new one. But that is just not in the cards right now.
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Finally got one

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After looking around for a couple of weeks and most people not responding, I finally got a treadmill. It's not a great one but it works and that's all I want at this point. It was the lowest priced one, $175, and right around the corner from us - yeah!!! So we went and looked at it this morning and I took it on the spot. The guy at the house helped load it onto the truck but when we got home it was only Hubby and I. We had to get it off the truck to the ground, then up 3 stairs, through a door and into the back bedroom. While getting it off the truck a part of the treadmill got hung up on my shoulder and pushed me down kind of lopsidedly. As soon as I stood up I could feel my back - I had strained some muscles. Damn it!!!! Now I had a treadmill and I couldn't even use it. Anyway, we wrestled it into the house and into the back room. I rearranged and cleaned up and have it situated. My back though is another story. I have iced it, taken ibuprofen, laid down, it's still…

Terrible Habit

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Of waiting. Well, if this happens then things will be okay. If that happens I will have extra time or money or energy or something. I have a terrible habit of always seeming to be waiting for something. I need to break it. Now! I've known about this tendency of mine for years and there are times when I am able to fight it. Other times, not so much. Recently it kind of snuck up on me and I need to lose it quickly. So no more waiting for........anything. I'm just going to do what I want to do and not dwell on the future too much. I need to plan for the future but not live there. Jeez, you would think after 53 years I would have some of this down. Guess that's what happens when you start so late.....