Monday, November 30, 2009

I'd rather be following along, week 5 (where did week 4 go?)

Sooooooo....It's been a while, huh?

Sorry about that.  Life gets in the way sometimes, huh?  Well, at least mine does.  Frequently.  Does yours?

I always mean to have good intentions.  I always mean to eat well.  I always want to be motivated.  I always want to work out.  Well, maybe not work out, but, you get the point.  Even when I'm not motivated - I want to be motivated, and then I try to will myself to be motivated.

But sometimes I let dumb things get in the way.
I trip over some drama.
Or a stupid scandal.
I eat too much turkey.
I let a whole bunch of nothing impede my progress.

Sometimes, I realize I'm letting the important things slide by too.   Like spending time with my kids.  Making my house less like a chaotic freak show and more like a manageable science experiment.  Taking care of my family and helping them through the rough patches.

And, all of that is tiring.

So, that's what happened in week 4 - and most of week 5.

I know some of you were concerned that I fell off the planet.  I didn't.  I just had a nice heaping pile of lame and worthy excuses that had to be addressed.

I didn't want to come back.  You might have caught that on twitter.  I wasn't feeling it.  Having a slump.

But I did the good old, "fake it til you make it" tried and true exercise.  I started working out again.  I did the yoga.  The the EA Active More and Wii Fit Plus games.  I even met the Shred.  (Which, can I add - I hate Jillian Michaels.  In a, "why do I have to do another push up?" kind of way.  And I hate the fact that I can't do a jumping jack with out being reminded that I had 2 kids.  Ugh.)

So I kept at that and I'm pretty sure it carried me through.  I'm back again.  I'm tracking what I eat and I'm working out.  And, most importantly, I'm feeling it.  I want to be back at this.  I AM back at this.

Kicking butt, taking names, and being awesome.

And, by some miracle of the turkey-loving gods, I have made it out of these two weeks at 192 lbs, only a one pound gain.


  1. I welcome you back with open arms. This is where you belong :)

  2. I don't blame you one bit for making time for all the things that are our lives... family... kids... home... even food.

    There has to be a balance. I am not going to claim that I have found it... but you know that I'm always willing to listen and give a bit of advice.

    You've certain given me support when I've needed it... whether you knew it or not.

    Keep doing your thing. You are great at being you. Now let's make you... improved in a slinky little black dress.

    Ex Oh

    Kellybear (just for you)

  3. welcome back girl!!! dont be too hard on yourself. life does get in the way and holidays make it hard. the trick is to keep trying. its a new day. and yes... AMEN to the shred! I do that workout a few times a week. it SOOOO works!!! keep it up and put one foot in front of the other. You're doing great!

  4. Life happens and we all have these days, weeks, etc but as long as your a back then at least it didn't get to months and years.

    So glad you are back!!

    <3 J