Wednesday, February 9, 2011

giving you the whole story

I met up with a long time friend this evening for coffee and we got to talking about blogging.  She is one of the reasons why I started blogging in the first place so I guess it's only natural our conversation went there.  She suggested that I not only share the good times with you, but the bad and maybe even the ugly too (that is my dad's favorite movie coming out there lol I lost count how many times we watched it) so here goes...

It is no secret that for the past six months my focus has been less than stellar.  I have commented before how during 2010 I had goals and specific events that were driving my motivation and for the past few months there really hasn't been anything to focus on specifically and I really believe that has been my downfall.  I know I have gained back approximately 15 of 65 pounds I lost and I noticed changes in my mood, energy level and of course fitness level.  Losing the weight is half the game (if that), keeping the weight off is the defensive side to the game that many of us fall down at, some of us are great losers but when it comes to keeping that weight off we realize it sometimes is harder than we thought.

So, how do we do it?  How do we strengthen the defense so we don't over work the offense? Am I watching too much hockey these days?  I think for me, having those goals and events scheduled to work towards worked wonders for me and so far this year I have two different events lined up.  I already posted about registering for the CN Tower climb on April 16.  I just registered, literally, like five minutes ago to do the Toronto Waterfront Half Marathon...thanks to "she said I need a goal".  I have run 5km so far and now I am going to do over 21 km...at once, during the same session...I probably should be more scared than I am...but I know how great it feels to cross the finish line for events like this and that's what I am looking forward to, that and the massage after!

So on that note I am calling it a night...but I promise to post more often even if it's not about a great work out, even if it's about a "bad eating day" or anything else because at the end of the day I hope I can help not only myself with this blog, I hope I can help you too in realizing it's not a diet...it's a lifestyle and with that comes the ups and downs life can throw at us. We just have to learn how to bounce back and all will be well.

3 comments:

She said I need a goal said...

I love it! You are such a great writer. I'm proud of you for taking a step, having a goal is very important to maintaining motivation and focus. It moves me when I'd rather be on the couch cause let's face it I would always rather be on the couch.

We are going to have a BLAST on raceday and we can train together (run, blade). Let me know if you want some help with a training plan. You can also join my coaches running groups, they are reasonably priced and the people in these groups are 'real people' rather than elite athletes. Not that there is anything wrong with elite athletes I just can't keep up with them so running with them consistently makes me feel like a loser.

ok, this could be the longest comment in the history of comments. And I don't understand why you still aren't showing up in my blogroll. ARGH!

MandyB said...

Thanks lady! Make that a YES on the training plan offer...something tells me this is quite different than training for a rollerblade marathon so I definitely will need some help and guidance in prepping for this! :) thanks so much for all your encouragement and inspiration!

She said I need a goal said...

Somehow this is still going to your old addresss when i try to add you to my blogroll, that sucks!

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