Sunday, November 11, 2012

Starting over. Again...

I am having to start over. It is a hard and humbling feeling for sure. Today I did 30 mins of Cathe's Afterburn dvd and it left me totally exhausted. This is going to be hard, very hard. I have lost so much physical fitness it is ridiculous. I know it sounds funny saying this as I just finished a marathon 2 weeks ago but in terms of my strength training and overall fitness levels, well, they are horrible! I feel so weighted down when doing jump squats and push ups and the burpees nearly killed me!

It reminds me of when I was so heavy back in Russia and I was just getting going losing my weight. It is a bizarre feeling. Despite everything, I am back to square one. Today's goal was to get in 30 mins of Cathe and I am very proud to say, I did it!! My husband reached his goal as well.  He did P90X Legs and Back. So proud of him. It was fun working out together too. Something I miss greatly.

So in the spirt of starting over, here is my plan for this next week.  I have to make this work....

Get in at least 30 mins EVERY DAY! Walk outside, walk on the treadmill, Cathe, Circuit training....something, anything just move for 30 mins a day, even if it is just pilates or yoga.

I am also going to start taking pics of my food again. It always helped motivate me so much. I do not know why I am in this slump but something has to change. It is crazy....

I have my marathon blog nearly ready. I have just been busy with some fun family activities and we have started decorating for Christmas!! I need to get a few marathon blogs up soon with pics, especially for those of you not on FB. I will aim to do it this week.

I am off to take my greens!


7 comments:

Anele @ Success Along the Weigh said...

Hang in there my friend. I know how easy it can be to lose your muscle strength and stamina. It's insane, isn't it? You've got a good plan on tap and I know it feels like square one but you're nowhere near it. Look at your comp pics.

Noel Nelson said...

It is indeed important to take rest and then boost up the body after a marathon. I like your workout plan,good that you included food as well. All the best for the next marathon!

Tribulus

Brandy Black said...

I am so glad I found your blog! I am starting my fitness journey as well and am looking for inspiration. I just started my blog to keep me motivated. I am so impressed and in awe of your journey. I can't wait to read what all you have done! If you get a chance, check out my blog and feel free to give any pointers! I look forward to reading your whole blog!
www.bestrongerthanyesterday.blogspot.com

Sharon said...

Jen,
I just wanted to say that you have encouraged me SO much!!! with your whole weight loss journey, how far you have come, and where you're headed! I've been blessed to lose about 50 pounds and it's been amazing. So I just wanted to say KEEP UP THE AWESOME WORK!!! DON'T get discouraged, or slow down, or feel that you can't do this! YOU CAN!!! You have helped all of US readers to realize that if you have come so far WE CAN MAKE CHANGES TOO!! And I just wanted to tell you that we're rooting for you and never ever ever stop running!!! :)
"True strength often awakens at our weakest point." have COURAGE!

*Hugs,*
Sharon
RunForYourLifeFitness!!!

cjmez said...

Jen, I recently found your blog via Pinterest. I am blessed and encouraged by your life's journey! I am so inspired by your positive outlook on life and the motivation I hear in your posts. I am starting over again after years of up and down dieting and weight gain/loss. I've been checking your blog every day for 2 weeks, hoping for a word to hang on as I get my head in the game. For now, I will continue to re-read your inspiring words! :) Thank you.
btw. .. We lived in Sola, Norway in 2003-2007. I instantly felt a connection when seeing your location, the Stavanger harbor, and who can deny the exactness of your staircase in one of your photos! (It's a Norway thing, ours was identical!) :)

K Hudson said...

I just read an SP blog today that might be encouraging for you, he says strength training has actually proven to be pretty helpful in his long distance training. Maybe you don't have to sacrifice it after all. ST has also helped him weather some pretty bad injuries.

http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5163231#comments

Hang in there Jen and do whatever YOU need to do to feel good!

KAEBAE/SP

rarejule said...

Haven't seen you in a while... how's your New Year? off to a good start? Keep up the great work - you're an inspiration to many!