Feeling like my old self again

Tuesday, April 09, 2013

This is the second time it's happened - I get overwhelmingly busy near the end of the year, and have an absolutely insane first quarter. My sleep suffers, my nutrition suffers, my exercise suffers, and my stress level skyrockets. I've got a plan now to reduce this for end of 2013, but in the meantime, I'm finally getting back into my routine.

Since the weekend (including the weekend), I've tracked my food. I've tracked every morsel that's crossed my lips since Sunday morning. I went a little over on Sunday, but I've been in range since.

In the last three days, I've logged 240 fitness minutes.
120 on Sunday: a 60-minute zumba class, followed immediately by a 60-minute yoga class (yin).
60 on Monday: a 60-minute boxing class right after work
70 today: a 60-minute crossfit bootcamp in the evening.

Sunday felt good. Like, D@MN good. Stretching out for an hour after working up a sweat dancing was glorious. Monday's workout was kicked off with a headache, but I powered through it, and worked up an awesome sweat. And today, I worked from home from 11:30 on due to some lady discomfort, but felt well enough to make it to crossfit, which was amazing and awful all at the same time.

I feel back to my old self again. My fit, health-oriented self.

And it feels WONDERFUL.

A friend said something in our spark team recently (shout-out to _trixie_!) that really struck me, and got my butt to crossfit tonight. I'm paraphrasing, but basically she said, "what could you accomplish if you let go of excuses?"

I could have used my discomfort earlier today to justify skipping crossfit, but I would have regretted it. I made a conscious decision to not let excuses get in my way.

I could have decided that since I didn't pack a lunch Sunday or Monday night, I needed to buy something convenient for lunch on Monday and Tuesday. Instead, I packed lunches in the morning, and stuck with them.

So....what could YOU accomplish if you let go of excuses?
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    Honestly, the answer is "damn near anything I can think of!" Great job, Mags!
    2789 days ago
    Way to go Mags!!! I know that Trix, although not trying to at all, called a lot of us girls out with that quote! And here I am in my head this morning thinking "man, I'm tired, I don't feel like doing any of this today, blah, blah, blah"...but then you remind me that those are all excuses.

    Thanks for the reminder and thanks for sharing your enthusiasm...Lord knows I needed it this morning! :-)

    Time to go track some food...
    2792 days ago
    Its great u r getting back and feeling good!!!!way to go on going for class even when not up to it!!!!I know excatly what u mean as its getting back to exercise that is making me feel good too :)
    what would /could u accomplish if u let go of excuses???? super one....definitely going to use this all day !!!!thanks!!
    2792 days ago
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