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Moving on…. and now? INSANITY!

29 August 2011 One Comment

Moving on…. and now? Insanity! Well, not literally, although sometimes I feel as though that describes my life in a nut shell!

Well, I feel as though I completely lost this past week. I was in GA visiting the medical college with my daughter from Saturday through Tuesday, worked out only twice and definitely splurged on some good old fashioned “southern” food (nothing fried, but still off my track of eating 100% healthy). I drove back the day that the earthquake hit (epicenter 7 miles from my home)… no damage thank goodness, not even with the aftershocks. Worked 5 out of the last 6 days (leave at 6am, home by 9pm), survived Hurricane Irene…. blah, blah…. my point? I definitely fell off of my normal routine and eating habits. I ended the week feeling completely wiped out and ready to do something different and challenging… perfect timing actually! Today is the day that I previously selected as my “official” start day of Insanity. The workout created by Shaun T via Beachbody.

We all have crazy schedules and many excuses as to why we are unable to lead a healthy lifestyle by eating right and working out. We all need to take a break now and then to regroup and relax. The problem? How many times have you done this only to delay restarting your workouts? I know I have… but this time I refuse to be lazy, regain weight and strength that I have achieved or give into the fatigue that is currently plaguing my life. It would be so easy to say “I will start next week”… but today is my day, and I plan to share it every step of the way.

It’s actually amazing how quickly we lose our conditioning, regain weight, and lose our motivation. I have seriously gained 3 or 4 pounds in the last week… that’s a lot on my 5’3″ frame. I’m hoping some is only water weight. I will take my starting measurements today and move forward.

I guess the point of this post is simple… we make mistakes, give into time constraints and excuses… but it’s what happens afterwards that makes a big difference. We move on and tackle new challenges, or restart old ones. We forgive ourselves and we don’t let past mistakes or roadblocks spoil our quest to be healthy. I for one love being in shape and eating healthy. I’m fortunate that I actually crave healthy foods and feel terrible when I don’t eat right. My struggle is hitting the gym when it’s late and I’m tired.

It’s like Jeff Olsen says in his book “The Slight Edge” … Simple things are easy to do, but they’re also easy not to do. It’s the 5% of those that do them consistently that makes the difference in your success… this can be applied to your health, your financial situation, or your relationships. “Simple little disciplines that, done consistently over time, will add up to the very biggest accomplishments.” We all need to create habits that we do consistently. We all need to make the choices that will provide positive changes over time. We all need to learn patience. If we stick to our plan, we will achieve our goals.

That said… I’m excited to move forward, and relieved that I only work two night shifts this week. Just the break that I need to get back on track and continue on my lifetime quest to be healthy and help others to do the same.

I challenge you to take 60 days to focus on creating a healthier, happier you. I would be excited to do this with you! I’m here to help you with your struggles and your successes. Email me at Lifechangingfitnessplan@gmail.com or send me a message via Facebook (below)

 

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  • Dan V. said:

    Looking forward to hearing about your experience!

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