Dusting Myself Off

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As I said before, in the last couple of weeks I fell off the wagon.  Those days are over now.   I gave myself permission to not feel guilty and took a few intentional days off.   This was good because it was Middle Guy’s 13th Birthday.   There was cake to be had, buffets to go to, and other such things to do.   By intentionally taking this time off, I felt no guilt in not doing anything.   I think this was key.   I think sometimes an intentional break is needed for both mind and body.   This is good as long as once the break is over, it is go time.  It also puts the control back in my hands (yes, I know that it is always in my hands.  Sometimes though it doesn’t feel that way.)

So I felt no guilt eating his chocolate birthday cake that I made

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None.

Not one ounce of guilt.

I was on a short break after all,

but that break is over now.

I’ve got a plan.   I’ve thought it through.  Everything is not all in place yet, but enough that I feel confident in it.

Right now, I have loaded my Half Marathon training plans into Training Peaks.   I’m ready to go.   I know that once the other pieces fall into place, I may have to tweak the program but that isn’t a reason not to start.   So I’m starting today.   A rest day of all things:)   I do plan on keeping Monday my rest/recovery days as I think I do need to honor them.    So rest it will be today.   No guilt.

The beauty of this is that I do need a day to do many things around my house that I’ve been neglecting.  Besides the weather is starting to change for the better and I see comfortable outside running in my future.   This makes me happy.

I am working on adding Crossfit back into my routine.   I think I need it. I’m not sure how it will work out and I do also want to add swimming, but I think Crossfit is a good fit for me.   For now, it is part of the plan and I will adjust as I need to.

I think what also helped me is that I’ve been sleeping better.   I even went to be Saturday night by 10:30.   There is nothing better than getting enough sleep to help clear the cobwebs out and get you in a better mood.   So on that note, I’m off to bed.

What do you do to get out of a slump?

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