Life, Running

Kick in the Pants

After attempting to jog last Monday, I ended up with pressure where I received my concussion. The next day I struggled with a headache and fog all day. I spent the remainder of the week moping about for not being able to exercise. It was dumb, I just could not get past it mentally! Tonight is the night I attempt again. Keep your fingers crossed!

Friday I ran the snow-blower without symptoms- which was fantastic since I had a 4 hour drive to go hang out with my besties from college and their families.  Nothing says a great time like 19 people spending a weekend together in a restaurant turned rental home. We had SO MUCH FUN!

While I went south with the younger two kiddos- Hubby went north with the oldest to make sausage with friends and my dad. We are now stocked up for a while 🙂 Our sausage is always yummy, and a hit for the kids! Some is straight pork, while some is mixed with whatever deer or bear meat we were able to harvest that year.

I (think I) can safely say that I maintained the Grocery budget challenge for the month.
I had my $15 trip, Hubby’s estimated $30 trip, a $3 gas station milk purchase, and $90 last week.  15+30+3+90=$138  I do have to say that we had a couple meals out in here as we were traveling to gymnastic meets and to see friends. I did have plenty of food to have filled in those meals if we would have been around.  Our dining out comes from our individual entertainment cash, so I didn’t count those meals out. I honestly don’t feel quite as accomplished this time around. maybe it is in part that I spent 2 weeks in a fog or funk and just didn’t embrace the challenge!

Along with returning to walk/jog/then running, I am hoping to do a couple of days of 30 Day Shred Level 1, and then moving up to the next level so I can pick up where I left off. This may be doubly motivated as I am hoping Florida is warm enough to lay on the beach in 3 short weeks!

How do you motivate yourself after a break? What challenges are you working on? Any fun project ideas?- I’ve been in a funk with those as well!



2 thoughts on “Kick in the Pants”

  1. It helps me a lot to set different expectations for different workouts. So if it’s first workout back, I don’t put so much pressure to go full throttle-I concentrate more on just getting moving and getting into a groove. When I give myself a minute to ease back into things, it’s much easier to put the foot on the gas when I’ve actually got my energy back.


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