Monday, September 28, 2009

Support Really Does Work and Finally Back on the Courts!

On Labor Day I wrote about a New Season of Shay Shay. I said I wouldn't go into too many details about how I would get myself back in gear, but that I would just do it.

Well, I AM DOING IT! I am getting back to the basics, and I feel awesome! I am still not where I want to be with my routine, but I am getting there! This journey is a marathon; not a 50 yard dash!

One key detail that has proven to be wonderful is the support of my friends! With one group of friends, we email each other for motivation and give updates on Mondays (to start off the week right) and Thursdays (and to take us through the weekend to end it right). Then with another friend we email each other almost daily with our food, exercise, and sleep journal. Then I have informal support networks--friends and associates who know I'm on the journey and tell me I am looking good or want to get on the fitness train and want just want to shoot the breeze about it.

The accountability has been AWESOME!

Getting myself back in gear is helping me to move better on the courts too! Yesterday, I just went for balls that were seemingly too far gone to get--BUT I GOT THEM! I stayed mentally focused and calm too. And WE WON! It was soooo good to get some competitive play in yesterday. The rain has finally ceased. All the tennis addicts in Atlanta couldn't wait to get on the courts. It was a great day of tennis!

Have a great Monday!


Jonathan L. said...

You can do it!

Shay Shay said...

Yes I can, Jon (thanks for turning me on to slow cooked oatmeal)!