Monday, March 19, 2007

Starting Over

So I'm starting over again. What went wrong? I let my emotions over a situation with the kids get the best of me and chose to cope by eating everything! Guess what? Eating everything doesn't help anything. Guess I had to find that out once again, right?

The weekend was spent at the gymnastics state championship meet. Yes, both of my sons qualified, which, yes, makes me a crazy proud mom. Tucker (younger son) competed on Saturday and took 13th place overall, out of the top 28 kids in Northern California. He took 2nd in vault, 5th in pommel, and 9th in floor. The high point of the meet was seeing him NAIL his floor routine, after a warmup where he was flat on his back or on his butt after every single tumbling run.

Austin competed on Sunday. With 2 months off of gym, a wrist that still is not 100%, and an ankle-twisting tumbling pass right before the competition started, he still managed to do all six events, and on pommel, he's almost back to his old self -- an amazing mixture of power and grace. We did get video, and when we get it on the computer, I'll be sure to share it!

Fitness-wise, it's tough to workout when you're sitting on your rear for hours and hours in a gym, but last night I did Cardio Coach #3 running outside, and this morning I did Cardio Coach #5 at the gym. Why 2 within such a short period of time? Well, I'm re-reading a book I love titled "The Power of Full Engagement." The basic premise is that we all need positive rituals that provide renewal and structure to our days. And my "I just work as hard as I can for as long as I can" approach has no rhyme or reason to it. So I'm going to try doing 3 early morning days at the gym per week as a way to start the day with intention.

Well, I have 3 clients workouts to plan, and it's only 30 minutes till I get to eat lunch -- hooray!


Kristin said...

Leslie - congratulations on your sons' great performances ! And on keeping your workout schedule ... even if you did overeat. You sure can't tell from lookin at'cha !! You're smart (smarter than me on this whole fitness realm !) so I'm sure you'll make it a one-time event and get right back on track. I checked out your flickr phtoos and you look AMAZING. You musy be doing *something* right most of the time !!

Eileen said...

You probably did little to no damage so starting over is no biggie.

Your kids accomplishments are something to be proud of. And 3 clients to prepare for...that's to be proud of too.

Speaking of your Flicker...I think we need some new photos. Yep, that's what we need.

Laurie said...

Congrats to you and your kids - all have reason to be super proud.

Life happens and then you get back on track - you can do it if any of us can!

Irene said...

How wonderful for your sons! I'm sure you're just beaming! It's nice to see them work hard for something they enjoy.

We all go off track. In the big picture, it's not that bad. It looks like you've taken control already. Good for you!

Colette said...

Great news about your boys.

I'm sure you're done beating yourself up over this oops. I'd bet anything that you are back on track and eating all the right things...and if your not there yet, as fit as you are, I dont' think a few days will harm you at all.

Hope you're having a good week so far ;)