Fresh start

I woke up this morning intent on finishing part iii of my Derailment series (part i, and part ii) and decided…nah.

I’m sick to death of that topic.

Doesn’t mean I won’t finish it at all; I just need a break. It’s about writing and the challenges I faced during my climb out of the abyss in getting words out of my head and onto a screen. I love writing about writing…even if my actual writing is nothing but drivel. 😉

But that post can wait.

Instead I flipped a switch in my brain to get out of this funk. Seeing sun in the sky on the horizon helps. Several other things attributed to this change in mental focus as well:

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Endurance, cardio and other momlife fitness chatter

I went to my second-last boot camp session in a local church basement this morning. A group of local moms come here every Wednesday at 9:15 am, after the school morning routine, and we spend an hour working out, focusing mostly on core exercises, weight and strength training, and a little bit of cardio.

Back when I started eight weeks ago I did some jump rope. I could do something like 11 seconds before I had to stop from all the huffing and puffing.

Today, I did three sets of 80 seconds. That’s almost a minute and a half! 🙂

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Hump day drivel

This morning I really didn’t feel like going to boot camp.

Then I looked outside.

Car covered in snow.

Now I really, really didn’t feel like getting myself all packed up into layers to go to boot camp.

So when 9:05 came around …

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High points, low points

The high point today was knowing boot camp was on. Today is my third time going to the church basement and exercising with other moms.

The low point was that I woke up at 4:30 am with a headache coming from my neck and shoulder area.

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Moonlighting as a prison guard

That title is what it feels like these days, walking around with too many keys on my chain. Like I’m working as a prison guard… don’t prison guards keep a lot of keys on their chains? Think Shawshank Redemption… lol 😜

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On exercise habits, writing, facing fears and entering contests

Someone somewhere once wrote that if you do a push-up after every bathroom break you take, it becomes habit and you won’t even think about it anymore.

Pee, drop down to the floor, do the push-up, get up, wash hands, leave.

Brilliant.

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