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Fresh Start

Posted May 14 2010 12:13pm

For the past few weeks, maybe even the past couple of months, I have had so many projects up in the air, I’ve become completely unfocused. This is not a good thing for me. Being that I am already somewhat unorganized, trying to juggle too many things at once tends to overwhelm me and then I don’t get anything done.

This lack of focus has crept into my exercise/eating routines as well, something I had managed to avoid since I started my “get fit” journey. Really not good. As my focus has crept away, the numbers on the scale have crept up. Just a few pounds, but this is the wrong direction. And it’s  enough that I’m worried that if  I don’t get back on track and get back on track quick, I will be starting all over again, something I vowed this time was not going to happen.

So today, even though it’s Friday and the weekend is upon us, I am starting fresh. Food-wise, today has been a good day. Tomorrow will be a run day and I’ll be laying out my workout schedule going forward here on this blog over the weekend. And I’ll be sticking to it too. No more sleeping in in the mornings. :-)

I decided not to race in the tri I had planned for early June (no wetsuit and the water here is too cold without one) and I know I’ve slacked in the workout department a bit because of that. But I do have races in July and August and I want to be really ready.

I know when I’m training regularly and eating right, I’m more focused mentally too. That will help with all the projects. I need to approach these one step at a time, the way I approached learning how to run.

My birthday is Tuesday. This whole thing started because I wanted to be fit for my last birthday. And I’ve maintained the goal I set for my last birthday. I’m proud of that. I’ve never maintained my weight for a full year after a loss. From a fitness perspective, I’ve come farther than I ever thought was possible. And I plan to go even further. What I have accomplished so far has made me feel better physically. It has also given me the confidence to know that I can do just about anything I set my mind to. Hence, all the projects.

The key though is to take things one step at a time, just like I did when I was at the beginning of my fitness quest. Surprisingly, one step at a time gets you across the finish line! And that feels oh so good.

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