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Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Where has the time gone?

My gosh, time has flown by. I guess it's been about two weeks since my last post, but it doesn't feel like it at all.

My new work schedule is kind of wonky. Instead of working in one lump and having like 4 days off in a row, now it's working 2 on 1 off 3 on 2 off, etc. I like working the monitors so it isn't a big deal. I just need to readjust EVERYTHING.

I must have started the 30 day challenge on the EA Active Sports two or three times now. I just started it over last week, and said to myself, "I will exercise when I get home from work at 6:45p because it won't be too late, and I wont be physically exhausted (b/c I'm not on the floor)." Well then I forgot and fell asleep on the couch lol. The next day (also a workday) I forgot until like 1230 in the morning (have you ever remembered something while you were sleeping that it woke you up?), and was so disappointed with myself that I wasn't able to get fully back to sleep and had those dreams where I felt like I was awake lying in bed, trying to fall to sleep, but was really sleeping (know what I'm taking about?).

Anyway, I'm just disappointed. I don't know why my mind has been so distracted away from exercise. It was the center of everything I did last year, and I miss that. My life is just so different now with work, and I want to make them both work. Two or 3 days ago I did my EA Sports Active and was SO sore the next day from the lunges and squats. Last night I worked on the floor (maybe for the last time?), and I counted that as exercise, like I have always done. Today...today I don't know what I'll do but I will keep myself posted here.

When did accountability lose it's touch for me? That's what kept me the most motivated. Maybe it's because I lost my momentum. I'll never get it back, until I do something about it...

Hope everyone is well, and is sticking to whatever it is you are trying to accomplish.

3 comments:

Syl said...

Melissa, I find when I have a few days of being not on track with my working out that I just force myself to do it. Once I am out there (running in my case) I come home feeling great and I just build on that feeling day after day.

Hope you are able to find the momentum. Get back on there girl and show us how it's done :-)

Erin said...

Hey, Melissa, I have faith that you'll figure it all out. YOu've had a lot of changes to deal with over the past six months and I think you're doing great. This is real life, not a journey with an end, so if you're only taking baby steps right now, it is because you're making giant leaps in other areas of your life...you'll wrap it all together into one beautiful package.

Pascua Wellness said...

Hi there, I came across your blog and was inspired to share it with others through my site (http://pascuawellness.com/); so first, I'd like to say 'Thank You' for sharing your journey with us!

Second, I'd like to make a suggestion: perhaps you can find out what time during the day or night you have the most energy and use that time to exercise. For me, I am EXHAUSTED after work and cooking dinner - I'm more likely to skip working out if I step foot in my house right after work, but I have to step foot in the house right after work because I cook dinner for the family... so... I've found that what works best for me is working out in the afternoon during my lunch break. Since I only have a 1 hour lunch, I only do a 30 min workout 5 days a week (I wipe myself cleand so I don't stink up the office too much after my workout lol and eat at my desk while I work afterward) I find that working out during lunch time M-F doesn't intrude on family schedules and I get to 'play' on the weekends :)

So... find out what time of the day/night you have the most energy and use that time to work out. If you're like me and you have the most energy during lunch time and you have a workout DVD, maybe you can bring your laptop with you, go to a nearby park or maybe in an unused conference room and do your workout there...

The way I see it - 30 mins 5 days a week is better than 0 mins 5 days a week. =)

Feel free to email me if you ever need motivation or have questions: pascuawellness@gmail.com.