Tuesday, August 17, 2010

STOP and regroup

I'm gonna do it. Ok, let me amend that. I'm going to try. Why I am changing from the absolute to the 'try' in my sentence is because of the fact that I do have problems with athritis in my knees. So I know that running may actually turn into something not so pretty. But, I want to do it. I want to conquer it and say "been there, done that" I want to push myself forward and step out of my comfort zone. I know that my love and my 'baby' will most likely remain bike riding. (And Donna....I'm planning on Girls with Gears again next year.....as well as Pedal to Preserve....so get your butt on the bike!!!.....and by the way, check her out when you get the chance...she's one amazing lady!)

My eating of late has not been good. I've not been totally off kilter. But I'm just not 100% on target with my eating. I'm vowing her and now to change that. My head hasn't been in the game for the last few days. I don't know if it's stress.....or if it's just the craziness (my brother and his family are in the area visiting, so I've been working....OT included.....and rushing around trying to spend as much time with them as possible). But, honestly...I think the biggest part is that I slipped up in my focus and once you lose sight of that focus, things spiral. I've only been spiralling for a day or two...but I want to STOP it right now before it gets out of hand! So I'm regrouping and refocusing!


Allan said...

Do or Do not, there is no try
~ Yoda

Leigh Anne said...

Gotta love Yoda. ;)

I'm glad you're catching your little spiral now before it turns into a big, black hole! ;) Good for you. Especially with all you've got going on at the moment.

paulawannacracker said...

Allan is right about quoting yoda... In my job we are always editing "passive voice" wording and that's kind of what we need to do in life... do or do not as Yoda says.

As for the running. MaryFran, I couldn't even jog 30 seconds. I started out walking and jogging 30 seconds until now I can jog 2.75 miles. I don't care that I'm not fast or it's taken me a long time. I have a steel plated knee so my jogging is more like a shuffle.

You can do it Mary Fran. Babysteps. As for being focus with food. I struggle as you but with each meal, I have a new opportunity to make the right choice. You just have to put a positive spin on it

Si se puede!!! that means yes you can!


The Merry said...

I know what it's like to have stress come along like a tsunami and wash away all your good intentions and progress. Good for you for recognizing the spiral and stopping it now!

Sevenbeads said...

Once you're focused, nothing can get in the way. Believe me, easier said than done.

Alf Tupper said...

The best way to cope with stress is exercise. Only trouble is easier said than done!

Donna B said...

GWG and PTP for next year are a GO for me as well. You too are one fine lady! Keep up the good work. Plug through the week of OT and visit with family as much as possible. I am sure you will make good choices and drop that weight!

josie (35 and Shrinking) said...

I am so glad you're giving it a go! The Thanksgiving 5ks are a lot of fun and I'm sure it'll be an experience you'll never forget. I wish you nothing but success Mary Fran!