Tuesday, May 11, 2010
There is though, isn't there? There is always an excuse to not eat properly. Or get off track with what you lay down as your 'goals'.
There the holidays,Birthdays, Graduations, BBQ's,Anniversary's, the list goes on and on. There is not escaping food, or the abundance of it. Usually in front of you.
There is also emotional obstacles that try and often do derail you from your goals.
My latest emotional derailment was Thursday past when my 15yr old daughter told me in no uncertain terms that she was going to live with her father. (he lives in the same small town we do) Well, I went through this when my son turned 16 a few years ago. It was hard, but I got through it. He still comes home to eat lunch every day from school, and the occasional suppers.
Well, this was totally unexpected. I never thought she was going to do this. Apparently, her step-father and myself 'yell' at her too much. If telling her over and over again to 'shut the lights off', 'clean up your room', 'brush your teeth'etc.. you know, the usual stuff!
Since then, I've ate, then couldn't eat. I haven't exercised. I just don't bloody want to. Saturday I spent the whole day crying, and well into the night. I woke up with a migraine. Of course. Self-induced. Spent Mother's Day with my dear husband and my 6yr old trying to make me feel better. Couldn't eat, not with my stomach heaving. Didn't hear from my daughter. My oldest son decided to text me "Happy Mother's Day" around 4 that afternoon. Sometimes I just hate modern technology.
So yeah, that has been my life for the last several days. The only person I'm hurting is me. So, I'm here to tell you all I've had enough with the self-pity party I've been having. I'm sorry if I let anyone down. I'm usually the first to tell anyone,"You can do it," "Keep it up"etc,etc, and here I am not practicing what I preach. What a phony I am.
I don't usually blog. There is always an excuse not too. It's really easy to make excuses. There a dime a dozen, and so easily available. It takes no effort to come up with one, or two. The things in life that take some effort in life is what we, or I should be striving for. Why is it so easy to go back to the crappy lifestyle we had. It's easy, that's why. It's what we know, and are used to . Well, If I/we want a healthier, and yes-happier life we need to change.
So yes, there is always an excuse to go back to your old ways. But, there are many excuses to get some new healthier ones too.
"True hope dwells on the possible, even when life seems to be a plot written by someone who wants to see how much adversity we can overcome."
Saturday, August 15, 2009
I had a very difficult day yesterday. I was angry, upset, depressed, and very confused!
A few days a go my scale broke. Fine. No big deal. I just had to pick another one up next time I went to the store. I didn't go all out and buy one that can read this, and that. Personally, I don't believe all the things a scale can tell you just by stepping on the darn thing! I just wanted a simple one that tells my weight.
Brought it home, stepped on it the next morning, and noticed a SIX pound weight gain!! WHAT???!!! Were the springs in the darn thing just stiff? I adjusted it properly to begin with. I'm eating what I'm suppose to. Working hard with my fitness. Was it just water weight? All this heat, I am drinking a lot of water. WHAT??? Well, the whole da, all I could think about was the numbers. I asked my husband, as well as my daughter if I looked like I gained any weight. 'No' they both said. Over, and over again. My husband later explained that not every scale is going to read the same numbers. Well, that kinda sucks! ( excuse the pun) If you are going to sell something that reads measurment, shouldn't be universal? Shouldn't they all read the same??
I know you should go by how you feel, how your clothes feel, etc,etc.. But geez, why I am so stuck up on the numbers??? Why do I believe I have to be a certain weight to be happy?? Is it a limiting factor of mine? I've made a whole lot of changes in my life the last few years. I am leading a healthier lifestyle. I have hit goal weight. ( well I thought I did) I have pretty much completely changed my eating habits. Switched up my fitness routine. Been happier then I have been in my whole life. So what's up??
It comes down to your mindset, I believe. Something else I have to work at changing, I wholeheartedly believe. Like many things in my life, and maybe yours. I've read, and been told certain things all my life. You're programed to believe you're suppose to do this, you're suppose to be that, this works, that doesn't. Then, it takes a whole lot of deprograming to right all these wrongs, to try to break the bad habits and make them into good. It's not easy, you need to change your mindset around to believe you will succede!! Never mind the numbers.It's only a number. You can keep working towards a goal weight, or measurment, but I'm thinking working on your mindset is just as important.
Thursday, August 13, 2009
I'm sure many people have found themselves in the same boat as myself. Wake up, exercise, get on with your day, then maybe exercise in the evening. Also of course, watch what you eat.
Well, for years I used to do my strength training in the mornings, then my cardio in the evenings. Hey, it worked for me! But, as well as switching your Strength training every four weeks or so, and your cardio which is great, and takes off the boredom, I've found that switching your overall routine around also works.
Besides doing my rollerblading-cardio, in the morning (which is sadly going to end in about a month due to the leaves falling off the trees, and being unsafe-'till next spring)I do my strength in the evening, with usually a walk after sometime during the evening. It's great. I probably will switch it up again sometime in the late fall. Just to shock my system.
I also found how peaceful it is to get up at 6am and hit the pavement. It's quiet, the birds are chirping, and in most cases you get to watch the sun rise. I don't want to lose that yet. I might just continue my morning cardio outside with a walk/jog routine. I used to be in crosscountry running at school! It might have been over 30 years ago, but I don't feel my age, so why not?
Switch it up, not matter what you are doing, it eases the bordom, and brings something new and exciting in your life.
This also applies to what you eat. Instead of eating your eggs for breakfast, try them for supper! Who said you have to eat certain foods at certain times of the day? Portion control, low fat, remember your water and vegies, and I believe everyone can be fit and healthy.
Monday, July 27, 2009
It took a little longer then I wanted it to, but I finally did it!! I met my goal weight. With a little help from some team mates last week on an awesome week-long challenge. I needed a little push I guess to get those last two stubborn pounds off!
So now what? Do I keep eating the way I've been doing? Do I keep sweating out those workouts like I've been doing? Should I lose more weight? Should I tone up more? Or do I switch everything up, and shock the heck out of my system?
Well, I like the way I've been eating. I like the way it makes me feel. So I don't really think I'll be changing that at all. What I will do, I'm thinking is going on the hunt for some new healthy recipies! That'll get my tastebuds a tingling!!
My workouts? I like doing what I'm doing. I feel yucki when I don't exercise. I might need a day off here and there.-like I did yesterday. I took a whole day off. I don't usually do that.I usually do something.
As for toning up. Yeah, I'm still working on that. Doing pretty good though thanks to my PT Karen, and the great support of an awesome team that I've been blessed to be on and made great friends with!
So, who knows I might lose some more, I might not. All that matters right now is that I like where I am. I/m happy. I'm going to continue to do what makes me happy. Doing it all with the support of all of you is a bonus!!
Couldn't have done it without all of you gals!!
Tuesday, June 02, 2009
My life revolves-like many of you all; children. I volunteer at our schools' breakfast program , as well as being in charge of of churchs' Sunday school litergy program.
Not to mention the daily chores of keeping the home running smoothly, and taxiing the children around .
My oldest son, spends most of his time at his fathers home. He has a weight bench and variable weights in his room here. So of course, I take advantage and use away at them! But, then there are the days, or weeks he decides to stay with us. Besides getting up at 6am. Sometimes 5:30 to get my morning workout in, I have to move the weight bench,bars and whatever weights I need for the days' particular workout day out of my sons' room into the rec /computer/ play room!! When I am finished, and my son wakes up, I have to move it all back!
There are also the cardio mornings when I look forward to a fast-paced rollerblade for an hour.( I am really blessed that I can do that where I live. ) But, when I look out the window and it rains, instead of crawling back under the covers, I get up and do some other cardio.
I am determined to stay fit. If I have to do this all the time, so be it! If I have to get a babysitter to watch my youngest one so I can go for an evening brisk walk (in case my two older ones arn't around) I will! I have done so, in the past.
Are you determined enough to fight for what you want? Do you have to go through a tough time just to get a workoput in? Are you justified in doing so? ......YES YOU ARE!!! Your body will love you for it. Your mind will benifit from it. YOU CAN DO THIS!!! STAY DETERMINED!!!!
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