Monday, March 19, 2007

Wow - so many people who checked up on me recently... You are all WONDERFUL!!!

So - what's up with me. Well as you may have gathered I've struggled a little in this new year. For no 'real' reason I just couldn't seem to get my head in the game. My 'why' just didn't seem to have any teeth in it. And I certainly couldn't seem to get a handle on 'why now'. Top this off with the fact that last month I got a promotion and was suddenly finding myself working 45 - 50 hours a week PLUS my four hour a day communte and needless to say non-essential internet time has been at a premium.

That's not to say that it's been all bad. I've managed to 'tread water' but I haven't had the focus, drive and progress that I would like to have and that frustrates me. The scary thing is that I have 7 weeks until my sprint triathalon and haven't trained nearly as much as I would like. *sigh*

But! Last week I put together a new plan. I completely revamped my resistance training. The plan I built for myself was taking me 1.5 hours a day! So.. I scaled way back. AND I'm doing cardio FIRST to make sure I get my triathalon training in. It was working. I had found new motivation (I suspect I was overtraining) and I had made it to the gym 3 days per my plan.

then Thursday we got the news that my father in law passed away... so the last four days has been dealing with all of that.

But I'm back now - although on my own. My honey is going to be down taking care of his mom for the next few weeks. It does make it easier for me in one way because I can work out at night guilt free. No one is waiting for me at home :) but it means I have to drag my own butt out of bed in the morning if I want to work out early :

So - I'm going to try to be better on keeping you up to date on my training etc. I know that history proves that posting here helps keep me focused.

Now.. for some 'shouts'.

ausomm - I don't pay for LL by the month. I signed up for a year long program. It's not cheep but it's been worth it so far :) If you want to check it out though - you can try it free for one month.

Anonymous #1 - thank you so much for your comment! seeing things like that just makes my heart so happy. congrats on your progress and I'm glad you found a bit of inspiration here. Keep up the fantastic work and in all honesty you've passed me by! I would love to hear how you're feeling in your 'new body'.

Evelyne - thanks for kicking me in the pants - I need to update here and I'm glad to know there are folks still checking on me.

Anonymous #2 - don't know if you're the same person but thank you too for kicking me and getting me back blogging. I need this.

and so... I haven't worked out yet to day but I plan to get some cardio in when I get home tonight. Food had been good today - stayed on plan - ate some veggies and had my fruit so I'm good there. I'm going to get up early and hit the gym tomorrow so expect an update with some new 'lifting' numbers :) They may not be spectaular as I've lost my workout partner and my spotter but I'll push as best I can.

Thanks again to all of you!! End of April I'm going to post some progress pictures and I want to have something to show you :)
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  1. Oh, YAY!!!! So great to hear that you are doing well. So sorry to hear of your father-in-law's passing. Sending my condolences.

    Sometimes all it takes for me is a new plan and I'm all excited to kick some butt. I'm sure you will make some awesome progress. Can't wait to see some pics or your beautiful self!

    Oh, and congrats on your promotion!

  2. Just keep doing what you're doing, and everything will work out for you.

    You have no reason to worry about anything.

    Sorry to hear about your news, but I know you'll do what it takes ot get through and be strong.

    GOOD LUCK, and have a fantastic day. You are an awesome person.

    :-) :-)


  3. Yes - both messages were from me. Thanks for updating us all on your progress. Can't wait to hear how your new plan is working. I am on holiday and am not trying to slip too badly.. Your site really has been extremely motivating and am hopeful that both of us will be back on track soon. 130 is possible - I look back to last year when I was teetering on 210 and know that I can't go back there again. Good luck to us both !

  4. am back from vacation and am hoping to get back on track - wishing you the same. take care -

  5. *pokes* Updates, woman. Updates.

  6. Hello!!!! We're waiting breathlessly for some updates here!!! I'm missing you. I hope things are well. Get over here and let us know!

  7. Hope it wasn't something I said - I have completely lost focus + have lost some muscle - hope to hear that you have had success.

  8. Still checking - hope everything is ok with family + work - looking forward to hearing anything