Friday, August 09, 2013
No kidding, I think someone is playing a horrible trick on me!
I went to measure myself this morning and my tape measure is reading different numbers.
Well, I thought...that can't be right, I'll check again....make sure it's on the widest part of my body and...nope...still the same.
Hmmm? I looked at the tape and inspected it a little closer, looks like the one I used last time. I did find it right where I left it, so it would seem that no one even picked it up.
Oh, maybe I had it on the wrong side, so I measured again (multiple times)...still the same.
Well, I guess I have to face the fact that I lost some inches over the last few weeks.
Why is it so hard to believe this? I've been working hard, getting up early every morning, seeing a trainer every other day...something I didn't think I needed. Yet it is so hard for me to accept the fact that I'm getting rid of this weight!
The lie I am believing is that I can't do it...the TRUTH is in the numbers and the way I feel!
Wednesday, August 07, 2013
I'm sitting here half ready to go workout...seriously, I'm wearing some of my regular shorts yet I have my workout tops on.
I have been meeting one of our trainers for VERSA training (small group personal training) on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 5 am with some friends of mine. I really enjoy it other than when he CANCELS the workouts. I still could have gone in, oh yeah, but then I started rationalizing..."I can wait and go in and take classes instead or just make up my missed workout on Saturday". Mind you I should be doing some kind of workout on Saturday ANYWAY, lol.
I am addicted to schedules! I love knowing what my day is going to look like so I know what I can get done or what I can do for the day. When my schedule gets disrupted it throws me for a loop and I fail to plan my day correctly. UGH! My control issue
I am slowly getting back to my healthy ways. Starting with the workouts and I'm feeling stronger and definitely have more energy. This weekend I had ENOUGH of the junk food! I was so sick of feeling "yucky" that I told my husband that I was done! We are not eating like this anymore!!
Two days in and I already feel the difference! YAY!!
Anyway, I do need some help....
I have 2 pair of workout capris that I LOVE! I bought them at Meijer but they no longer carry them. But I'm getting to the point where I need more clothes. The problem is everything I find has a low cut in the stomach and I need more support there. Also, I like the loose fit of these pants (in the legs) and that they have that wicking material.
I have been on some websites looking but I get discouraged very quickly, especially when I can't try them on, so I figured I'd ask you all!
Where do you find active wear that might be similar to what I am looking for? Capri, wicking, support in the stomach but loose on the legs. Hope that isn't too tall of an order?
Thanks!! Have a fabulous day!!
Tuesday, July 09, 2013
This back and forth garbage is for the birds!
I have been on a crazy journey over the last year. Not being consistent with anything health related. Sure, I'd run a few miles here and there through the week but wow my eating habits are horrid!
I WAS doing great in that area, I WAS working out 6 days a week, I WAS losing weight and toning muscle...so what happened?
Well, I can tell you all I do know is that I'm tired of it.
My motivation is not a picture on the fridge, my husband or kids, a pair of pants 3 sizes smaller...(it use to be al these things)
My motivation is focusing on the one who cares about me more than anyone. The one that not only wants me to be physically healthy but also spiritually and emotionally healthy.
Look, I'm not going to go all "Bible Beating" on you all, I'm just saying that my motives have been of this world, what people think I should look like, what the media says we should do and so on. My focus has been on what others think! Who the heck cares what Joe Schmoe thinks of me!
The truth is, God gave me this body and I'm suppose to take care of it. I have been praying a lot lately about why I'm doing this to myself. Yes, over the last year my relationship with God has grown tremendously and it is amazing what He has done in this family! One of the many things that has been revealed to me is to appropriate Christ in my daily walk...at work, with my kids, husband, strangers I meet in the grocery store...allowing Christ to live through me so that others can experience His glory (not mine). His is my strength, not "Lord,will you give me strength"...BE my strength...BE my patience...Take this burden! Which is what He is doing.
I asked Him, why is it that I can appropriate you in my life at work or in the car even but not in my journey to a healthier me? Why can't I do that? I should do that shouldn't I? And after about 3 days of really getting down to it, I was approached by a woman/member at the Y about a Bible study. (She knows me and what I've been going through) It's called Made to Crave...hmmmm? It was about...appropriating Christ in this journey! I couldn't believe it! Just started it but wow...If anyone's interested I'll let you know what I think when I've finished it.
Sometimes we have to come to the end of "self" and let God take over. I am at that point with this struggle in my life. Does this mean I sit back and say "OK God, melt the fat away!" Lol, no. It means when I wake up in the morning and go to the gym. I'm doing it to glorify the Lord, not myself, not for others, not for this world. I'm doing it so that He can use me in whatever way He wants to carry out His plan and I can't wait to get started!
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