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Fit, Fab and (Almost!) 40

February 1, 2011 by Jill Prouty  
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It’s been a while, but I’m still here.  Still in the game.  But  I’m struggling again. I started wagon chasing (that’s when you fall of the wagon and then run like hell trying to hop back on) after spending the MLK weekend with family in North Carolina. Aunt Harriet’s spaghetti sauce with Italian sausage is too good to pass up! What’s a girl to do?

Keep exercising, that’s what! Which is what I did as soon as we got back to Georgia.

But sometimes life gets in the way of exercise. Today I didn’t get to the gym because I had a sick little boy at home. I stayed with him most of the day, at least until my husband got home. Then I went to work for a few hours to catch up on some paperwork.

I need to regroup. Get back on track. Focus.

So here’s what I’m going to do:

I’m going to get a good night’s sleep tonight. Being overtired is a trigger for me to overeat.

I’m going to start writing down everything I put in my mouth – again.

I’m going to load up my iPod with an updated playlist and hit the gym on Friday (usually a no-gym day).

I’m going to find other things to do instead of looking in the pantry. Next time I’ll drink a big glass of water and organize my jewelry (something I’ve been putting off) instead. Or maybe play Wii Fit.

Lastly…I’m going to ZUMBA!

The big day is only 5 weeks away. Ready or not, here I come!


About Jill Prouty
Jill is a reader, writer, and professional librarian who enjoys spending her free time with her husband of twelve years and their two sons. She has an MSLS from Clarion University of Pennsylvania and a BA from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.


One Response to “Fit, Fab and (Almost!) 40”
  1. Bonnie Helander says:

    Hi Jill: I find “staying the course” the hardest part. I got on the scale after the holidays and said “Yikes!” Was doing well until I went to a pot luck get-together with women in my Sunday School class this week and promptly tried every salad and dessert around. I’ll be at Zumba on Friday. Maybe I’ll see you there. Great article.

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