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Excuses... Excuses

Monday, February 11, 2013

Oh, I am the queen of excuses. I can come up with almost any excuse not to workout. The main reason is just because I'm lazy or I get down in the dumps & the last thing I want to do is workout... when in all reality working out would get me out of that slump and into a good mood. I am so glad I have my husband to push me to go to the gym when I really don't want to because I always feel better that I went in the end. I'm in a better mood. And the final result is that much closer. :) Trust me, today was such an off day & getting into the car felt like work. I was so happy we went because I so could have just vegged all night. Now I made smart decisions with dinner instead of chowing down on junk (it's funny how a workout can help with our meal choices) and it helped me to get past the mood swing I was having.

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ANDREWMOM 2/13/2013 8:29AM

    I have been in that boat many a time... just floating along.....

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MOMOF4FOXES 2/11/2013 8:50PM

    Way to go! That is a victory--to work out when you don't feel like it and make wise meal choices. I have been trying to consider working out my job and my day off is Sunday. I always feel better after working out. emoticon

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63KEEPONGOING 2/11/2013 8:43PM

  Good for you! Great husband to push a little bit too.
Hope tomorrow is a real winner for you, also.

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JENNIK2 2/11/2013 8:40PM

    I have a hard time getting the energy up to exercise too! My husband helps inspire me too.

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Tuesday, February 05, 2013

I love it!! What can I say... I drank that Kool-Aid. My husband has been doing it for a few years and I never understood how anyone could workout so hard to the point where they were going to lose their lunch. I started Crossfit back in June... I hated it. It was a chore. I use to hope my husband would come up with ANY excuse not to go... I didn't mind being sick because then I knew I could get out of going... but, then a month ago the whole family got sick. We were out of the gym for 2 weeks... I found myself missing it! Now, I have been so driven to do the crossfit workout. I want to get better... I look forward to the tougher workouts. Where did this change come from?? It's so much fun & really drives me to push myself mentally & physically. I have stopped getting on the scale daily (I used to be obsessed with my scale) & even now, when I get on, if it doesn't budge, I'm really ok with it because I make a point to measure now. Everything is smaller and more toned! I am starting to feel more confident in my skin. I bought a few pairs of tight workout pants... I've never had those before. Flairs ONLY. I love the person Crossfit is making me! :)

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ASWEDANCEAWAY 2/11/2013 11:28AM

    Definitely try it! It's so much fun!!! Do your own WODs if you don't want to commit to a Crossfit gym. They can be really pricey. My husband and I joined a World Gym that is a Crossfit affiliate, but we don't take part in the classes. We use for our workouts. We're looking into joining a Crossfit gym, though because my husband lost his balance & fell doing a front squat yesterday & dropped the weight. The owner came over and flipped out on him for dropping the weights. We wouldn't get that at a regular crossfit gym. It's encouraged to drop the weights so you don't injure yourself. Glad to see the owner of the gym cares more about his floors than he does about his participants. Totally worth joining a box in my opinion!

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MANDYLOVE_76 2/11/2013 10:50AM

    I want to try crossfit. I think I would love it

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AZURELISA 2/6/2013 7:32PM

  I absolutely hate working out. I wish I could find something that made me enjoy working out!!

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My return

Monday, January 07, 2013

Wow! I haven't posted a blog since Sept. 2009. Where have I been?? Oh yea, preggo & far too busy/not so motivated with a 9 month old. But, it dawned on me that her first birthday is about 3 months away & I am nowhere near my pre-baby weight. That hit me like a brick wall. I am back and trying to get my butt in gear. I have been doing crossfit, but can commit to it for long periods of time whether it is because we're too busy to make it to the gym or we're sick... it's always something. Today, we couldn't make it to the gym because the baby is sick & we can't very well put her in the daycare sick, so I took her for a walk around the development (a little less that 1.5 miles in under 25 minutes). I used to walk all of the time with my coworker (6-8 miles every day)... I miss it. Or I just miss having somebody to chat it up with for 2 or so hours every day. Talk about stress relief. And I was never in such good shape in my life as I was when I walked every day. I know I don't have that kind of time in my day anymore, but boy it would be nice.

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GOLFCHICK2-0 1/9/2013 3:15PM

    Welcome back!!

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SPAQUEEN2012 1/7/2013 8:04PM

    I don't know what I would do without my walking. It helps me with my stress and just starts out my day on a good note. I love to see the stars at night and this morning I saw a fox. My dog loves it too!

Hope you can get back to it!

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ARNETTELEE 1/7/2013 8:04PM

  Wow...great to hear from you!

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The Roller Coaster ride called Weight Loss...

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Ok, I know I just posted a blog about how happy I was to fit into a size 6... and don't get me wrong, I still am... but, boy, the mood swings that losing weight (or attempting to) brings with it. So, here's my story:

Not 24 hours after I posted my oh-so-happy blog, I bump into an old friend of mine from Pennsylvania who was vacationing in Vermont this weekend (I haven't seen her in a year at which time we were both 143 pounds). We started our weight loss journey together... she could have easily been 20lbs heavier than me at the start of our journey... now she's 20 pounds skinnier than me and in a size 0!!! I'm so proud of her, but I feel (from what she's told me), I've worked 10x harder & I'm not seeing the same results... On top of it, she told me that she can't STOP losing weight!!! How does that happen?!? Could I be so lucky to have that problem? Anyway, enough about that rant... onto rant #2:

I hate the weekends... I love having the time off, but I feel throughout the week I take one step forward and then the weekend comes and I take two steps backward. I was 135lbs on Saturday morning... I wasn't TERRIBLE this weekend as far as food wise, but with the holiday, I wasn't able to get to the gym all weekend, either. Now I got on the scale this morning at 138!!! So, of course today I feel much less confident than I did only 4 days ago. :-\ I really want to keep my promise to myself to lose 5 pounds this month, but every time I think I'm making progress, a weekend sneaks up on me and kicks me in the rear. I guess I just really need to make a commitment to myself not to use the weekends as a vacation from the gym if I want to get to that finish line.

Anyway, isn't it interesting how one moment we can be so proud of ourselves and the next we forget how far we've come and only think, "it's not enough!!!" emoticon

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    DragonWolf, you are very much so correct... it must have all been water weight because I went to the gym last night for body flow (yoga/pilates, etc) and body step & got on the scale this morning at 135.6... I guess I just had to sweat all of that excess water and sodium out of my system from the weekend. I am much happier today about it all than I was yesterday (because believe me I could feel the tightness in my clothes).

As for my friend, I'm not sure how healthy she's going about it all. I think my husband would have taken the scale away from me by now... but he knows what's good for him. ;-) I don't see the results from the measuring tape like I think I should (which leads me to believe I move it everytime to where I think I was measuring before... haha. So, that is not motivational enough for me.

I may see the scale go up a bit again tomorrow since I have body pump tonight (which is all strength training). Sometimes when I work with weights, there is an increase in a pound or so, but I'm sure it will be back off on Thursday when I go back to step class (our instructor says if you do the most advanced options, you can burn up to 600+ calories in a class)!!! :-) AND IT'S FUN!!! :-)

Thanks for the words of encouragement everyone... If I can stay away from 138 and keep doing what I did last night, all I have to do is lose 2 or so more pounds by the end of the month to meet my 5 pound goal. I have three weeks to make it happen!!! emoticon

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DRAGONWOLF 9/8/2009 5:58PM

    I don't know about you but I can fluctuate weight 5lbs of "water weight" daily. That is frustrating. As for the she can't stop losing what is she doing or eating; is she healthy? It is time to stop the worry about the weight and worry about how are you eating, feeling? Are you fit? Sometimes we focus on the wrong thing.
But saying all that I know exactly how you feel. Sometimes when I work my butt off and feel like I am doing everything right, that darn scale will go up or my clothes are too tight. I think we have reprogram our minds.

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TOOTZ480 9/8/2009 1:45PM

    Wow! know what your going thru.... Change isn't easy and I agree the mood swings are wicked! We're not alone we can do this just keep sparkin! emoticon

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CATEYZ09 9/8/2009 1:40PM

    OMG! i feel your pain. weekends are not my friend either but i am working on that!

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From a 16 to a 6

Friday, September 04, 2009

Wowzers... Sometimes it takes a lot of hard work to start noticing some results. Other times, it comes as easy as going shopping! A coworker of mine told me that one of the local stores was having great sales, so I stopped down after work to check it out. I saw a cute pair of pants and decided that I should really pick up a pair in my size, since all of my other pants require a belt these days. The problem was, I didn't really know what my size was, so I grabbed a 6 and an 8 & headed to the dressing room. Just for laughs (or motivation) I tried on the 6 first, thinking darn well that they wouldn't get past my thighs, let alone my hips. I was floored when I shimmied them on and was able to button them, nonetheless. I thought I would try the 8's on, just as a comparison, only to find out they were way too big. It's hard to believe that less than 2 years ago I was hitting a size 16 and now, after A LOT of hard work and dedication, I have managed to get into a 6. I'm not sure I was in a size 6 at my lowest weight of 129 my senior year of college. And although I haven't hit that number on my scale yet, it just goes to show that the scale doesn't necessarily mean you're skinnier or more toned.

When I went to step class last night, I caught a glimpse of myself in the mirror & was amazed... for the first time I saw a healthy, skinny me. I mean, even two days ago, when I looked into that same mirror, all I saw was a tub-a-lub... it's amazing what a pair of pants can do for ones self esteem! emoticon

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AMITAI 9/7/2009 2:50AM

    emoticon emoticon
totally awesome, thanks for sharing, that inspires me to keep going I have so far to go.

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PHOTOJAN 9/5/2009 10:37PM

    Congrats!! You have done AWESOME! I am a 16 (not for long hopefully!), and would be thrilled to be where you are in 2 yrs. Thanks for the motivation!

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NOCALORIES 9/5/2009 4:01PM

    Wow! Thank you for sharing this great blog. Keep that smile shining when you put on those new pants and look in the mirror at the new awsome you. Have a great day.

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HICALGAL 9/4/2009 9:57PM

    congratulations!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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AMANDA_MS_RD 9/4/2009 12:15PM

    emoticon That's great news!

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KSTYLEFITNESS 9/4/2009 10:57AM

    Wow! You go girl! I too weigh more than I did back in college and fit a 4 now, versus a 6 back then. Either sizes change a lot (they do) or yes, my body is more toned at a heavier weight.

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SWILLIAM621 9/4/2009 10:50AM

    emoticon What an awesome blog, congrats on you achievement! It is amazing how we don't see the changes until something flags us to REALLY look at the progress you made.

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