I am so excited to attend FitBloggin this year! It is going to be such a pleasure to see so many amazing bloggers who have become dear friends. I attended this conference last year and it was incredible. The wonderful feeling of being surrounded by people who “get me” is so great, I cannot even put it into words right now. Just think of the biggest learning-fest, laugh-fest and hug-fest you can imagine…that was FitBloggin!
So much has changed since the last time I was in Baltimore. FitBloggin could not be coming at a better time. I’ve recently had surgery, so getting back to my fitness routine has taken on a whole new meaning. Just when I was in a workout groove it was interrupted and it has been challenging ever since. I am not going to lie…it sucks because I feel like I am all the way back at the beginning when I first started working out. That is the emotional me talking, however the rational me knows the beginning is always a great place to start. I make it a point to remind myself of this every day.
For me food and exercise go hand in hand. When I am exercising and pushing myself hard with workouts. I do not ruin all the good work by eating junk food. However when I am not working out as intensely, I tend to slack on the food side. Treats have become the norm and not the exception. I have been reading a lot about Paleo and making some of the meals however old food habits die-hard.
I will be the first one to call myself out. I have been extra easy on myself when it comes to food because this has been a hard year emotionally, because I am recovering from surgery and because I cannot exercise like I used to. Don’t you just love my excuses? I know how ridiculous this sounds. I pretend not to hear my own thoughts in my head. So I know what I’ve been doing and now is the time to stop.
I promised my father that I would continue to live even after he was gone. I have been doing what I promised when it comes to taking care of my mom and sister and being responsible with my job. The part I have not been doing well is really taking care of me. In his memory it’s time I do.
Like I said FitBloggin could not be coming at a better time. I’m starting today with a goal to lose the next 20 pounds by the end of 2012! For you dad but most importantly for me. He would want me to take care of myself and right now I am back in my old frame of mind where I want this for myself too.
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