Fell off the wagon, trying to climb back on

  • Timbales

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    Nov 02, 2009 4:20 PM GMT
    I fell off the fitness wagon. I got sick about a week before my vacation with a nasty sinus infection. I basically slept when I wasn't at work and didn't eat on schedule. Vacation came and I indulged, not horribly but enough. Then my sinus infection came back and I was just zapped off energy and stayed off my diet. Now it's three weeks later, I've been to the gym a few times and still haven't gotten my meals on track. I need to stop beating myself up and feeling like a failure and just get myself back on track. Tonight I'm running on the treadmill.
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    Nov 02, 2009 5:39 PM GMT
    I'm betting you'll feel 100% better later tonight right after your treadmill work out. Some of the best athletes I've ever known - and admired so much - have had lay off times from the gym.......sometimes up to three months. I've just been through one where I've been away from the gym all of October. I've done my laps (swimming) and speed walking / running though - - but I am getting myself back to the gym. I always feel better when I get back at it.
  • Timbales

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    Nov 02, 2009 6:12 PM GMT
    I hope so. I just need to stop beating myself up.
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    Nov 02, 2009 6:27 PM GMT

    You sure don't, you were sick...it happens.

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    Nov 02, 2009 6:34 PM GMT
    Hey Timberoo don't feel bad buddy. Just get back in there and start out easily - you will work your way back up in no time. If you need encouragment I will help you! I teach group fitness classes, and I understand where you are coming from. Believe in yourself - you know you can do it! icon_smile.gif
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    Nov 02, 2009 6:50 PM GMT
    Don't feel guilty about needing to let your body rest, Timberoo. In January I was in a bad motorcycle wreck and had to have 2 surgeries to rebuild my left knee. I was out of the gym for 5 months and lost 30 lbs of muscle and my strength just plummeted. But now I'm back in full swing and have gained my size and strength back and have a fully functional knee. If I could do it at my age, you've got nothing to worry about. Give yourself permission to rest and heal.
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    Nov 02, 2009 8:12 PM GMT
    Falling of the bus stinks and can be very demoralizing. Keep in mind that with the fitness and nutrition, it is kind of like getting a freight train to move. It is difficult to start but once it gets going, it is pretty easy to maintain. In fact, it is more difficult to stop it than to maintain it.

    You will also get momentum once the results start coming. Just push through the misery this week and focus on what it is will be like to feel like you thriving instead of just trying to work your way out of a hole.
  • Timbales

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    Nov 03, 2009 1:21 AM GMT
    Thanks for the encouragement (and making me feel like a whiner compared to some of you guys). I did an hour of cardio and do feel better.
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    Dec 04, 2009 3:00 AM GMT
    It's all about calories in, calories out and being human. Don't beat yourself up over this. I've lost 30 pounds and I can tell you: Nothing tastes as good as being thin feels.
  • Celticmusl

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    Dec 04, 2009 3:23 AM GMT
    For shame. icon_surprised.gif
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    Dec 04, 2009 3:29 AM GMT
    OntheWaytoMe saidIt's all about calories in, calories out and being human. Don't beat yourself up over this. I've lost 30 pounds and I can tell you: Nothing tastes as good as being thin feels.


    Unless you are desperately trying to add bulk and you don't want to be skinny icon_razz.gif

    Falling off the wagon is inevitable at various points in your life. You get back on.
  • B71115

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    Dec 04, 2009 3:38 AM GMT
    I'm convinced the wagon ran over me.
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    Dec 04, 2009 3:47 AM GMT
    Timberoo saidI fell off the fitness wagon. I got sick about a week before my vacation with a nasty sinus infection. I basically slept when I wasn't at work and didn't eat on schedule. Vacation came and I indulged, not horribly but enough. Then my sinus infection came back and I was just zapped off energy and stayed off my diet. Now it's three weeks later, I've been to the gym a few times and still haven't gotten my meals on track. I need to stop beating myself up and feeling like a failure and just get myself back on track. Tonight I'm running on the treadmill.


    Shit happens. You'll be ready when you're ready.
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    Dec 04, 2009 11:15 PM GMT
    Ciarsolo7 said
    OntheWaytoMe saidIt's all about calories in, calories out and being human. Don't beat yourself up over this. I've lost 30 pounds and I can tell you: Nothing tastes as good as being thin feels.


    Unless you are desperately trying to add bulk and you don't want to be skinny icon_razz.gif

    Falling off the wagon is inevitable at various points in your life. You get back on.


    Timberoo knows wht I mean.