Friday, May 14, 2010
Well, this morning was rough. I woke up with a scratchy throat most likely caused by our fan, and just not feeling rested overall. In the bathroom, while brushing my teeth, I thought of at least 5 excuses for not going to the gym and just crawling back in bed:
"My throat hurts....that workout will be tough as it is!"
"I went to bed at 10....I could use another hour of sleep!"
"I worked out Monday through Thursday and I could use a day off. I will just go tomorrow."
"I'll go on my lunch hour!!"
"My butt hurts (I did a spin class 3 days in a row this week and that was part of my workout this morning)"
But, by the time I finished brushing my teeth, I thought to myself, "Just weigh yourself. If you really like what you see, then by all means go back to bed. If you don't like what you see...then get it together and go to the gym, lady!!"
I jumped on the scale and, as expected as Friday morning seems to be like clockwork the day I fluctuate, I was up 1 pound from my Tuesday WW weigh-in. Yup, that did it!! I was ready and out the door 10 minutes later.
What I learned today was something that I read off another's blog, and that is MIND OVER MATTER along with just making the decision that is the right one for you. I would have felt horrible if I went back to bed. I would have definitely made up for it, but I would have regretted not going in the first place since the class I took this morning is only offered at 5:40 a.m. on Fridays and you have to sign up for it (very full class!). If I didn't make it, I sure would have felt guilty!
Oh, and it felt SO good! Twenty minutes of purely insane spinning directed by a screaming, yelling Amazon (I absolutely love her) followed by running around the track at a sprint, followed by 40 minutes of Pump-It (a strength training class that involves free weights, doing chest flies, dead rows, squats, lunges, tricep dips, and many other fun fun weight lifts!!). I then did 20 minutes on the elliptical to round it out, and went home a much more alert, happier, sweaty mommy!!
One good decision leads to another, just as one bad decision can lead to another. I know that I am in control of each and every decision I make, and I sure made a good one today. Here's to the start of a fantastic weekend, and hopefully a great weigh-in on Tuesday!
Thursday, May 13, 2010
Well, first of all, I track my food and fitness. Oh, I do that VERY well. But, after reading some of the blogs, I realized that I have never really put my thoughts down. Anywhere! That needs to change, since I know that a lot of my problems in my journey have related to internalizing what I am thinking, feeling, and that needs to stop.
Yesterday, I did my first outdoor 5K run with a friend. I am doing my very first official 5K on May 21 in Fargo, ND. I am so scared about it because it is an unknown to me. So, yesterday I was nearly sick to my stomach, because I don't believe I have what it takes to run...to be a runner. I have plantar fasciitis in my right foot, but I try to keep it at bay. That's another thought on my mind. I can't grasp the concept of having to back off on my exercise routine if I really hurt my foot. That would be extremely detrimental to my weight loss.
So, I went at 7:00 p.m. The wind was fierce, about 15-20 miles per hour in the open area (of which there was a lot). We had a hill to go up on the way there and on the way back. And I finished in 39 minutes!!! I was so proud of myself. I would be so happy just to finish the official one in 45 minutes (which was what I registered at).
So, this morning I was sore, but my foot was okay. I went to the gym this morning and did spinning for 35 minutes followed by the elliptical for 25 minutes. Normally, I would have gone on the elliptical before the spinning, but I got up a bit late. Great workout. Guy next to me on the elliptical looked like Nigel Barker from ANTM. Made for a better workout!!
If it only took working out to lose weight, I would be a machine! But, it's eating that I have trouble with. I track points, I stay within my points, but there are days where I feel like I could eat everything under the sun!!
Also, I can be so hard on myself. I just SO badly want to be at my goal weight before my 30th birthday, and I know that I can do it....if I really am focused on my weight loss from here on out. I am so deathly afraid of a plateau that I take EVERY step I can to avoid it like the plague.
When it comes to support, I have a husband who is GREAT at supporting me, but sometimes it is hard to feel that from him because he doesn't understand my struggles all of the time. He has never been overweight, much less obese. He is 6'0" and 185 right now and was 160 when we met 10 years ago. Very skinny but for a bit of a belly! So, yeah..when I tell him of some of my past behaviors of bingeing on food, he looks pretty disgusted sometimes before he catches himself. I mean, I am disgusted, too, about it....but seeing that look sometimes makes me want to run to the nearest McD's.
So, back to work for now, but I will try to put feelings, backstory, etc. in a blog on here.
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