Mojo a GO GO!!!

Earlier this week @AdrienneRunzAZ tweeted to me She’s Baaaaack and she’s right!!!  I am back!  Call me the comeback kid… better yet move over green lantern there is a new Greene superhero in town!  I feel on fire!  (yes I know there are a lot of ! in this post but that’s how I feel) Thursdays weigh in was awesome, I lost 4.6 pounds.  That’s right 4.6, someone go pick up a sack of flour cause I just put that same amount in weight down!  I am tracking like a rock star, I am planning, weighing and measuring.  And you know what… it’s not so bad in fact it is the opposite of that.  I feel in control again.

I just came back from an amazing derby practice, I am improving every time I go and I can tell.  I was able to do 24.5 laps in 5 minutes and I need to be able to do 25.  Last time we did this I did 18.  I was able to do 2 backward laps in 2 minutes, we need to do 3.  Last time I did 1.5 again improving.  My stops are getting better and I am getting the crossovers.  I feel incredible, it’s so empowering to be active and getting better every time!

I made it to the gym 3x this week.  I found a gym in town at the college that is convenient and affordable so that’s what I am going to do.  No it’s not the Zone, it doesn’t have classes, and my friends are not members there.  😦  shout out to my Zone ladies.  And no it doesn’t have BodyCombat with my girl Heidi 😦  who is amazing and if you are in the Derry area totally go to BBFGX.  And if you are in Hampstead you should be a Zone member.  I need to stop comparing NH and VT I can’t have exactly what I had there, because here is not there.  It doesn’t mean I can’t make here as good if not better than there, because I can.  It’s going to be different and uncomfortable for a while but that’s ok.

I am getting my grove and my routine here.  I am getting it through my head that VT isn’t NH and it’s never going to be.  But that’s ok, NH wasn’t Somerville either and at some point it became my home and VT will too.  VT put me out of my comfort zone, and that’s ok because that is where we grow as people.  If I just stayed in my comfort zone I would have never lost 108 pounds, I would have never started running, I would have never run a half marathon, biked let alone biked 60 miles.  I slipped I gained 20 pounds being out of my comfort zone made me want to comfort myself and I used my old fall back and my old habits with food to do that.  But I also learned something I learned ( and already knew) that food comfort it temporary comfort and eventually you actually have to do something about that situation to make it better or make yourself more comfortable in it.  Some things we can change we can look at what ever is making us uncomfortable and we can change it, and somethings we can’t.  I live in VT now, I can’t change that.  But I can adapt and change they way I am dealing with it.  I can take control back, I can track what I eat.  I can find a gym and GO to it.  I stop having a pity party and start living again.  Slipping has it’s purpose, these 20 pounds have their purpose.  I learned that I am not impervious.  That you shouldn’t take for granted being at goal because you could slip and you have to be diligent.  And I’m learning how to recover, and that’s not only OK it’s awesome.  I have a lot of life left ahead of me and thinking that I am never going to slip or that I won’t make mistakes is crazy.  There is value in knowing that I can make mistakes and recover.  There is even value in knowing that I can stop myself after gaining and not continue down this path or accept it.  I can get back and be better!

So VT is looking better every day!
Ps I bought these for Derby, how awesome are these


7 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Wanda Riley
    Jan 19, 2013 @ 19:54:04

    You are STILL such an inspiration, Marissa! Love the hot pants by the way. You go girl — derby, huh? I am doing zumba three nights a week; starting Pilates next Saturday; already doing a Masala Bhangra Class and Yoga every Saturday; and, Moira is finally willing to do the gym on Tuesdays! You were/are my inspiration to get healthy. Thank you still so very much for helping my on my journey – I don’t care where you live as long as I can see and read what you have to say. 🙂 Wanda



    • rissamama3
      Jan 19, 2013 @ 21:39:23

      Wanda!!! I miss you, I’m so proud of you. Where are you at in your journey now??? You were always my unlikely member, my secret weapon!
      Yes derby soooo fun, and a great workout with other amazing women.



  2. Wanda Riley
    Jan 19, 2013 @ 22:03:41

    I really enjoy the group activities as opposed to the treadmill in my lonely basement! I’m currently struggling to get over the 60lbs hump! Frustrating, but all in good time – right? I’m like a yo-yo – back and forth, back and forth, but it doesn’t worry me as much since I know I’m still on the right path. You taught me that! I did listen even if I didn’t share much. I miss you a lot.



  3. Lise Carr
    Jan 19, 2013 @ 23:20:34

    Sounds like Marissa has found her groove! Good for you! Love the new hairdo!! Keep on keeping on! Miss you and hope to talk to you soon! 🙂



  4. Brenda Merricks
    Jan 20, 2013 @ 22:42:19

    I have been in a rut for a long time now .So i got the new 12 week tracker sat my but down and got to work .the first week i lost 4.2lb Like you i hope my groove is back….Missing you !! I will keep looking for your updates they help.



  5. David
    Jan 25, 2013 @ 10:29:07

    Way to go! You were (and still are) my inspiration.



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