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Things that keep me up at night

I've gained back 10 pounds in the last month. I've totally let myself go.

And worst, I've stopped running. Have I so easily abandoned my dream of this being the year that I run a full marathon?

I HAVE to find my way back. I don't know why I just up and quit. It's not like I was discouraged. I was totally seeing results. I think I just got really tired or lazy or the rest of my life was getting me down. And I let it affect my personal goals.

Well, no more. I've been on summer break one week, and I've given myself a chance to loaf around the house and do nothing, and now I've got to get back to work, so to speak.


  1. don't beat yourself up. you've proven that you can start it and you've seen results. if it makes you feel better, that's a lot more than i've ever done. i'll do 1 workout here or there, but i've never done anything more than 3 times.

  2. The word "just" is a very pernicious one in contexts like this. You were caught up in end-of-school-year stress and lack of free time. But then you take this minor setback, declare failure as you feel you won't be able to catch up, and start beating yourself up over it rather than just getting back to whatever it was. My advice? Relax. Your life is stressful and full of deadlines as it is, no need to create more for yourself. You like running, so go for a run, and since you like it a lot, you'll go running regularly. Who knows, you might even train yourself to run a whole marathon, but that's something you can only do one run at a time.


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