That Chick Is Back On The Carousel!

17 Jul

That CHICK is BACK on the Carousel!

Well I was back on the “carousel” as I have decided to call it, but I jumped off last night.

After a lack luster non-productive week last week, I was in blah state.  I was keeping with my diet just fine, but the working out just did not happen.

This is what I am now referring to as the carousel.  It is a ride you get on and you don’t really know when or how it is going to stop so you can get off.  So you don’t work out…you then find you don’t have energy to work out…so you don’t work out…see what I mean.  Round and round and round she goes when she will get up and work out no one knows!

So yesterday, I jumped off that wretched merry go round and got my butt back in gear.  Let me tell you after a week off…I was MISERABLE during my workout.  However after the workout, I felt better than I had in a week.  Amazing how that works.  Getting out and getting my walk on tonight was much easier than it was last night and I know each night following will be better than the last.

I also found that the fear of the “misery” of getting back at it after a hiatus will majorly screw with your mind.  However the longer I wait to get back at it the worse that “misery” feels.

I am back at it and I think a week of blah is normal and as long as I get back on track, I am in a good place.

My advice to you all is AVOID that dang merry go round at all costs, but if you find yourself on it, get off quickly!  Good thing about that ride is it is not going too fast for you to jump off and barrel role  into what you are avoiding.

Are any of you stuck in the vicious cycle right now?  What is that has you stuck? Diet? Exercise?  What have you used to get yourself off the ride in the past? Ninja Kicks? Flying Squirrel Moves?  Seriously please share you thoughts and comments below and as always feel free to share it if you like it!

Flying Squirrel Ninja Kicking my way through the week,

6 Responses to “That Chick Is Back On The Carousel!”

  1. David Abbott July 18, 2012 at 6:37 am #

    My current issue is overtime at work. After a week of 10 hour shifts, exercise is the last thing I want to do. I’m not eating garbage, but I’m probably eating more than I should be. My weight is holding steady, but mentally, I’m gaining weight.

    • chirpybleu July 18, 2012 at 12:43 pm #


      I wish I had any advice for you on this one. To be completely honest, if I were working over time with one child, let alone two, there would be no way I would be finding the motivation to workout. Hopefully things will calm down soon and you can find your motivation again! Thanks for reading and commenting!

  2. Ingrid July 18, 2012 at 6:46 am #

    Oh, the blasted merry-go-round. At first we get on for just a little tour. Surely, a little break won’t do any harm. And we can cut ourselves some slack, after all the hard work, right? But then it gets too comfy, and we start to wonder why we would even want to get off in the first place. I know that carousel. I have been on it more often then I’d like.

    The longer you wait to pick up your work out, the harder it seems to go back to it. It starts growing out of proportions and what was at first a little hill, suddenly looks like a mountain. And honestly, in between working out or cuddling up on the couch with a good book, I know which one I would pick, given a chance. But then we finally gather all our courage, start working out (again) and it is just so rewarding.

    So, good for you to have gotten off your Carousel, and back on track! Now we have to keep it up 🙂

    • chirpybleu July 18, 2012 at 12:42 pm #

      Ingrid you said it exactly! I know I will go for rides around more times in my future. My goal is to recognize it early and jump off! Thanks so much for being such supportive blogger friend during my journey! Best of luck avoiding your carousel!!!

  3. David Abbott July 22, 2012 at 9:48 am #

    The good news is I’ve dropped a pound and a half. Because my work is light to medium physical exercise, I’m guessing my increased caloric intake is not keeping up with demand. I have also noticed that when I sleep at least 7 hours, my baseline is half a pound lower than if I get less. It could be coincidence, or there could be something to it. Keep fighting the good fight, and keep posting. I don’t always get to comment, but I’m reading.

    • chirpybleu July 22, 2012 at 9:53 am #

      That is good news! Very good point about getting enough sleep! I read about how important adequate sleep is to health and fitness. I am sure there is a correlation that you are seeing. Thanks so much for continuing to read and hang in there!

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