MIA, MIA, MIA…do you see a theme here? MIA seems to be all my blog posts are about, which is ridiculous. I want to be able to blog on a regular basis, and yet every time I write a blog saying I’m going to get back up on that blogging horse, life takes a turn and I’m yet again MIA. The last post was all the way back in mid summer, and to be honest I had absolutely nothing going on at that point that would have deterred me from writing. Nothing except for my own procrastination and preoccupation with relaxation and not doing anything that requires too much brain power.
In my last entry I was discussing getting back into a workout routine and diet plan, well as you’ve probably guessed it, I haven’t done any of that. As I mentioned before I had injured my back in February, I have been on pain medications and muscle relaxers since, and it was incredible wishful thinking back in July that I would be able to start working out. Well if I haven’t been working out, what have I been doing you might ask. Well here’s the rundown on my year since my last debut.
In August we went on our yearly visit to Minnesota (one of my favorite places in the world) to visit my Dad’s family. We always stay with my sweet Grandma in Blaine, it’s where my Daddy grew up. We were there for almost two full weeks, and got to see my Aunts and Uncle and my lovely cousin. Dad and Shane (my little brother) even had me working out with them…well a little. We would go and play basketball in the morning and take the long way back to Grandma’s. Dad and Shane did about a half an hour more working out than I did, and harder too, but still with my back it was something. In Minne we did everything that we usually do like going to the Mall (as in MOA…The Mall of America) and a few trips to Zantigo’s and White Castle. We also got to spend time with family everyday, though it was a little different this year as Grandma was recovering from knee surgery and was unable to leave the house. We also caught a great Twins game and a few movies from this old timey theater which was so fun. I miss Minnesota and my family there so much.
Shortly after returning to Colorado I started Dental Assisting School at Concorde University, which I love immensely. But it is a very fast program meaning that I have an exam or an assignment or a report or some task to be graded on each day. I’ve since convinced myself that this is the reason why I haven’t been blogging as frequently as wanted, but as this is a recurrent theme of mine I highly doubt it.
In short I wont be pledging to blog regularly, since it tends to lead me into a liar, liar, pants on fire situation. Instead I hope it just might happen on its own.
As you know I have been MIA (missing in action) from my blog since early January, I think that post had been about being MIA as well. I had wanted to get back into the habit of blogging and back into my fitness regime. And then in February I hurt my back, in early March I received the diagnosis that I was ailing from two bulging discs, one of which had a tear. I spent the next nearly 4 months on leave from work, in physical therapy and in quite a lot of pain. I have been back to work now for 3 weeks and am looking forward to getting back on track fitness wise as well.
Before I hurt my back I had been dieting and working out 3x a week, and had gotten myself down to 225, during my injury I gained 7 of those pounds back and since my re-emergence to work I have fallen back to 228. My current doctor wants me to get all the way down to 140, I am 5’10” and believe this will be quite the stretch, that is his goal for me. The goal I have set for myself is to just get in shape, I would however like to get down to the weight I was in High School (160).
My current measurements will be up soon…I’m thinking tomorrow…and I will also be explaining my daily/weekly exercise goals in this entry as well. I have been highly unmotivated to work out as of yet and I am hoping to rectify this as of this week as well. Stay tuned.
Lots of Love,
So we’ve been through this before…the lack of blogging that is. I need to do more of this, I think it would be beneficial for me to try and write an entry at least every week, especially since I’m trying to loose weight. But we shall see, the last time I tried to write on a regular basis it lasted only that first post in January. I’m working on it I promise.
There are a lot of things I am going to be working on this year, one of which is this blog. I know that the posts have been few and far apart in the past, but a lot of that was my learning what a blog is and should be. I hope that with the new year I will be able to better show what I have learned thus far. I am still growing as a blogger, and there may still be changes and tweeks along the way, but please bear with me.
We’ve had a bit of a setback, but tomorrow everything is back on! Okay so instead of just lazing about because we had a sprained ankle we should have been at least working on our core and upper body. Not to mention continuing our diet.
However we didn’t do any of that, and because of our lack of discipline we have gained back 7 of the 10 pounds that we lost in the beginning.
But we have nice new workout gear(shoes and clothes) and we are all healed up so tomorrow we are officially back on the wagon! New goal is to get as close to the weight on our drivers license as possible before it expires next year. I know that is a lot to lose, but remember it is also plenty of time in which to lose it.
We Can Do This!!
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