Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Game On- Round 5 Begins!

Today I began another round of the Game On! Diet. It seems to have taken on a life of its own at work, which has been really exciting. It adds an entirely different element to the game. And with this being something like my 5th round of the game, I'm grateful for the opportunity to be motivated by many of my co-workers who are doing it the first time around.

Yesterday I hosted a conference call for over 20 people in my company who were about to begin the Game for the first time. It was amazing to see how far the game has reached and how a small handful of us have inspired so many other people to get on board.

More lessons learned and confirmed over my days off. I really shouldn't take days off. I'm just not there. I act like a complete ahole when I'm not on Game. I eat whatever I want. I don't workout. I ruin any progress I've made during the last round of the Game. And it's generally just a big waste of my time to take a significant amount of time off the game. So I'm determined to make better choices during the next break- which likely includes getting a side game in between.

I went to Trader Joe's (two different visits to two different stores because apparently every single f'n Trader Joe's has run out of almost everything in their stores) and stocked up on Game food. The dood who checked me out at the 2nd Trader Joe's store actually commented on my food and complimented me on my healthy groceries. It made me laugh, but also made me happy. It was so easy to get back into the game. By the end of my time off, I was craving the structure, knowing how important it was for me to stop the nonsense.

So this morning I woke up, weighed myself, ignored the number on the scale as anything other than my starting point for this game, got dressed and off I went for the gym. My body felt different. I felt like I had extra padding. Although I don't know how much of this is a mental thing. When I don't treat my body well, when I abuse food and don't place any emphasis on nutrition and exercise, I feel the effects least I think I do. And regardless of how I may have treated my body in the past week and a half, I was happy that running didn't make me want to kill myself. So I'm not that far off program.

I'm feeling really great about this round of the game. I'm hopeful that I'll move beyond the weight that I've been hovering at. And in general, I'm very excited for this new year. It's easier for me to take care of myself. It's not such a struggle to step away from work. Or to ask for help. Or to say no to things that are going to get in the way of the Game. I enjoy the challenge of the game and am looking forward to kicking some serious ass in the next four weeks!


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