Friday, March 18, 2016

Hitting Reset



Some say this attribution to Albert Einstein for the quote is incorrect, some say Ben Franklin said it.  
I am not sure, but I know concept makes sense to me.

Doing the same thing over and over and expecting it to come out different seems to be a little crazy, yet that is exactly what I have been doing. I have been lax with my diet, lax with tracking, lax with my work outs. 


I have not slept well for a few weeks now and that is contributing to my sloppy behavior for sure, but I can control my choices, I just couldn't find the will this week.

I found a little piece of my will this morning as I struggled to leave the house. 
I don't want to struggle. I want to feel in control, and I am going to take control. 

The extra weight I am carrying is making me ruminate in gloominess. I don't like gloominess. 

I am hitting the reset button. I can be strong. I can see unicorns, even if it is going to rain all weekend. I mean, really? Trapped inside all week while it was beautiful, and rain all weekend. Sometimes life isn't fair peeps. 

Anyway...

Life is too short to wear tight pants. That is going to be new mantra...

Please Lord, let my resolve stay strong. 


Do you have any fun weekend plans? 
Any reset tips? 

I hope you have a wonderful weekend. 

Karen 


36 comments:

  1. I needed to read this today! Love the mantra. I've been wallowing in a little self pity this week. It's time to shake it off. And yeah -- stupid rain! Let's just make our own sunshine! Promise!

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    1. I will need that sunshine this weekend! We can do this! I have really disappointed myself this week, but I am moving on now...

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  2. I have definitely felt the need to hit reset lately. Between my work desk, my apartment, and my email inbox everything around me is literally a mess and I'm too lazy to do anything about it these days. I think it's just the winter cabin fever and marathon training have sucked away all my energy. I'm eager for the marathon to be over so I can devote a little more TLC to the other things in my life that have been neglected.

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    1. Hannnnna :) I still need to read your Guatemala adventure!
      I totally relate, I have to many things closing in around me and I have not been pushing back, time to sort it all out.
      The marathon is just a little over a month away, right. It will be nice to have recovery time. I think we all struggle with balance to a degree, there nor not enough hours in a day. Hang in there! You are almost there :)

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  3. You're so right! We can't do the same thing and expect a change. I am hitting reset as well to make some changes. This wkend I am in Dallas for my race. Have a wonderful wkend!

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    1. I hope you have a fabulous weekend and race!
      I am telling myself - reset, reset, reset :)

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  4. Hang in there, Karen! Hit your reset button and GO GET 'EM!!

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  5. I think we all come to those moments where RESET is a must... & it'll come again too - it never stops needing to be a button to push!
    See those unicorns my friend!

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    1. You are right. Chasing unicorns and sparkly things now :) I need to see some good!

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  6. You can do this! And I bet you will find some good indoor activities to keep you busy with the rain and will have some gym time :)

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  7. I love your new mantra! I may need to adopt it too. And one of the things that helps me with resetting sometimes is reframing things in a positive way. Not I can't do X, I have to do Y, etc. but instead, I get to try out a new recipe, I look forward to exploring a new trail, things like that. Good luck!

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    1. Thank you Chaitali :) I am going to work on that...I GET to cycle lol I have been neglecting my bike because I was so over it, but I still need it :) I could use some trail time, I so wish it wasn't go rain all weekended.

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  8. The quote about insanity is one of my favorites... you can not change if you don't change something.
    It sounds like you are struggling, probably linked to the frustration with your foot. Try to focus on what you CAN do and give it some time.

    I like your new mantra. For me, its easier said than done. Its all about mindset. I find if I set out my work clothes the night before and put them on the INSTANT the alarm goes off, it changes my whole mood... but of course it has to be my favorite workout clothes that I feel good it. Its usually enough to lift the cloud....
    Hugs to you !

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    1. The quote popped into my head this morning as I was lamenting over my round middle situation and I realized I have done this to myself...it just clicked.
      This foot has me struggling for sure and I am worried about the permanency of it. I just need to stop worrying, it will be what it will be.
      Thanks Karen :) I will work on getting it together.
      I need to find something I feel okay in, that is my first goal!

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  9. Been there unfortunately...sat on my butt for four months. You will get through this. You have a lot of bloggers on your side. Can't wait to meet you in the flesh in Dec.

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    1. I am very excited to meet you! This will be fun :) Hopefully there will less of me to love by then lol It is hard to not dip mentally when you are out, but you made it back :)

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  10. My biggest tip is to just pick one small goal that will move you towards your ultimate goal. It's amazing how just doing one thing can snowball into a lot of other things!

    You are a strong woman & you can do this!

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    1. That is perfect. I think I should start getting up before work at least one day and either walking or biking (running if my feet will cooperate) before work. I have not been out before work in almost three months, it will give me a good boost.
      Thanks Judy :)

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  11. You know one good thing Karen, we own the reset button! It is so easy to fall into bad habits, I've been there, heck I'm still there. Yup carrying around about 4 extra pounds. Doesn't seem like much but enough for tight pants! My love for comfort foods and sugar will never make it possible to run off everything I eat. It's a fact so we just deal with it! Go ahead take this time for you and RESET! :)

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    1. SO true, bad habits seem so much easier than good ones sometimes, but they don't make me feel good. It is funny how a few pounds make a big difference in clothes. I have about 7 to get off now. It is like running uphill lol Thanks Tricia :)

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  12. I believe in you, Karen! I actually think you are kicking ass on your workouts and am always impressed when you post your weekly re-cap! Keep your chin up and know that a bunch of small changes add up to big results so give yourself credit for each and every thing you do that takes you in the right direction.

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    1. Thank you Susan for the encouragement. I don't feel as kick ass as I want to, but I will try to rally and finish strong this week.
      I got my eating under control today. Thanks for the reminder I need to celebrate the things I improve. Thanks again :)

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  13. I find myself constantly hitting the reset button with my nutrition and strength training. I feel like we all experience this sort of thing now and again so hang tough! I love the "life is too short to wear tight pants." :D

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    1. Thanks Heather! I am trying to be tough in my resolve to keep control of the situation.
      We know we feel better when we eat good, right?! This should be easier lol

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  14. I feel myself sliding in that direction of inertia now that I'm sidelined with this damn PF and my hip pull (from the bike crash). It's hard to get excited about running in the pool. Or riding my bike in the trainer. I could ride outside but it's cold. Waa, waa, waa.

    I'm wearing my Never Give Up wrap too.

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    1. Set backs are hard to take especially when you have been working so hard to stay on top of it. I hate that the PF won't tame. It will and you will have a wonderful run in Big Sur. Try to hang in there! I understand the battle to cross train, and I have dealt with some rough patches, but I just try to pick myself back up and keep going. You are tough! You will do what you have to do. I appreciate your encouragement #NeverGiveUp - keep wearing yours :) it is good to keep that in mind all day.

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  15. "Life is too short to wear tight pants," is a fantastic mantra. Stay positive, my friend!

    Here's hoping you don't as much rain as is predicted, and we don't get the snow that's predicted!

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    1. Oh my gosh! Snow...noooo. They said just a rainy mix here for Sunday. I am pretty over snow lol
      I am trying to hang tough :) Thanks!!

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  16. My husband uses that crazy quote all the time! I think he's trying to tell me something :D
    You are awesome Karen!! The pants won't be tight for long on you ;)

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  17. I wish I had some great reset tips as that's what I need to do right now. I keep letting "busy" get in the way of some of the things I need/want to get done when really I just need to focus and get myself out of bed earlier! Good luck with your plans to reset and yes, Never Give Up! We got this!!!!

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    1. I know how it is! I do the same thing. I have been sleeping later and later. Going to start with one day next week. We do have this ;)

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  18. I am in the same boat as you. Ever since my doctor suggested that I might have Hashimoto's I have used that as an excuse to wallow around 80% of the time. I just keep thinking. "I'm exhausted, I have Hashimotos, let me just sit here for 10 hours" :-O. I still have a few days until I get my tests, so I need to pick up a more positive mental attitude! Yesterday's gym session definitely helped after a couple of days of not doing anything!

    The more we lift, the better we feel. We've got this! haha

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    1. That exhaustion is real!! I am about 5 years into this thyroid change and I often wake feeling "hung over" and fuzzy. It is so hard! Truly if you that thyroid disease you should be treated and I hope it helps. I am right on the line of needing medication and I don't see the endocrinologist for a few months yet, but I may need medication soon. Hang in there Kristina! The struggle is real, when your systems aren't working at 100% but we should never give up :) yep, weight training is the best thing we can do, glad it made you feel better :)

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