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Time for a new plan, or a plan of any type

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I haven't really had a goal or a specific plan. Yes, I wrote about how I wanted to lose 10 lbs by Labor Day. Well, here we are 2 weeks closer and I'm actually 1 lb heavier. Not a good way to reach my goals. I realized that for me at least, I need to have some activity goal built in. I have never been super successful at losing weight with just a weight loss goal. It had to be tied to some sort of fitness goal too. This occurred to me as I was falling asleep last night and it caused me to wake up and dwell on it for a while. I have signed up for the Great Aloha Run in February. Pre-Crossfit, I did this run for about 12 years straight. Some years I ran, some years I walked, the point was I always did it. It was something that was a stable in my life and something that helped keep me on track because I knew it was coming. Therefore, I couldn't just throw my fitness to the wind, at least not for long. The Great Aloha Run is almost six months to the day from today. I would ver…

I am declaring success

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The first 3 days of this week, I got up and walked on the treadmill for 15 minutes. It did not kill me. My feet were fine all day and I actually think it started to give me more energy. Nice!!! I should back up a little, because in order to have time in the morning to walk on the treadmill, I had to get things ready the night before. So for three nights I packed my lunch and cooked our breakfast and I got up on time, and sometimes early. I then would get up, make coffee, and prep the bird food. By then I was generally awake enough to walk on the treadmill. I have my small computer on the treadmill so I can do something while walking. I don't get much done, but it definitely helps time pass quickly. Naturally my mind immediately starts to up the ante. I start thinking that I could add more time, maybe do some short aerobics, maybe add some weights...etc.... I think I will leave it at 15 minutes for now. I would like to get 3 solid weeks under my belt before I start upping things.…

Starting slow

Got up about 10 minutes later than I planned this morning. But since I had prepared everything last night, I was ready to workout at 5:30. The thought of doing aerobics at that time was kind of soul crushing.  Did not want ro do that. Plus I woke this morning and my foot hurt. Hmmmm...Time to rethink things. So I decided to hop on the treadmill for 15 minutes. I'm not used to working out in the morning and I will have to get back into the routine. So I thought 15 minutes was a great start. I will do 15 minutes every morning this week. I think starting slower then I think I should will help me adjust quicker.  Ojay, this is being written on my tablet, need to get going.

Reboot

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So over night, yesterday's anger and anguish morphed into some steely resolve. Got up this morning and planned on getting things done. I did completely forget to workout and I feel bad about that, but I was so focused on getting things done I just completely overlooked the workout. Oh well, this is a learning process. So I got up, had some coffee, checked Facebook, showered and started cleaning. Got the laundry going, cleaned the bathroom, because it's been bugging me for days, vacuumed the whole house, dusted, went to the store, and by noon I was done. I then spent the afternoon working on school work and swimming in the pool. It was awesome. I did not feel guilty, I did not keep thinking I should be doing something else, it was awesome. I just got up, got moving, and did it. I even had time to take a little nap, little being the operative word here. I got things done that I wanted to get done, I did not spend all day sitting in front of the computer, and I feel good about …