Did I really gain 10+ pounds since last week? Probably not, though I feel like it right now. It doesn’t help that it’s hot and humid out; or that a holiday weekend just passed and I definitely overindulged here and there; or that I’m in the midst of a PMS week; or could it be that I have been sidelined for the last four days with what seems to be a pulled muscle in my upper right back. It hurt so badly on Sunday that I could not take a deep breath. I rested most of Monday and took Ibuprofen. I felt much better on Tuesday and went to the gym for a light workout on the Arc Trainer. Today I am 100% better and looking forward to a run tomorrow.

As the old saying goes it’s time to get back in the saddle. Don’t google that saying though because it apparently has other connotations too which I didn’t know until I looked it up out of curiosity just now. Anyway you get the drift. I need to get my act together and make myself feel great again. Right now I feel like I’m standing in the middle of the see saw. If I take a step one way I will retreat to my old ways. If I step the other way I will continue down the path that I have paved over the last year of exercising daily and eating healthy and mindfully. With each passing day my foot seems to edge closer to the wrong side of the line. But I won’t let it cross, I promise. I just can’t go backwards.

And here is what a few wise men and women would advise right now:

“Today is your day, your mountain is waiting, so get on your way.” Dr. Seuss 

“And you? When will you begin your long journey into yourself?” Rumi 

“Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.” Maria Robinson 

“I have always been delighted at the prospect of a new day, a fresh try, one more start, with perhaps a bit of magic waiting somewhere behind the morning.” J. B. Priestly

“Your present circumstances don’t determine where you can go; they merely determine where you start.” Nido Qubein 

OK OK!! Enough writing about it and talking about it. It’s time to begin. I get it!

4 thoughts on “Saddle

  1. We can do it! I started out the day great – got my ass out of bed at 6:00 a.m., and was at the gym swimming by 6:30!

    And I had a great run at lunch too – I am going to take this Clean Eating week a day at a time. Although our power is out right now for a storm that went through, so that makes me nervous about the dinner I had planned – hope its on by the time I get home!

  2. I hope your power is back on. I finally relented and put the AC on today because it was in the 90s. At least with the high humidity I haven’t felt like eating much else but fruit and vegetables. I’m with you though, one day at a time. I will let you know how it goes.

  3. Our power is back on!! I am so excited – I am picking up steak and shrimp for dinner tonight to celebrate – my husband said “I don’t care what you make for dinner, just as long as we don’t have to go out!”

    Had an awesome run – I ran another 50 minutes without stopping – I am going to drive my path on my way home to see how far – although part of me is hoping its not just two miles – hee hee!

  4. Yayyyy power! It’s funny how going out to dinner becomes less exciting when you have to do it. We miss home cooking when we are away.

    Incredible job on the run! That is fantastic. I am going to boot camp tonight. This is a first for me. Should be interesting and probably painful 🙂 Have you ever done one of these classes? Since I haven’t been able to run this week I am going to run there and back. It’s only a mile one way.

    Enjoy your dinner!!

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