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Starting over again...and again...and again

Thursday, January 13, 2011

To some people, starting over means they've failed. To me, every day upon waking is a day with a slate wiped clean. No mistakes made yet is a chance to start over. So I start over. Every meal and every workout is a chance to start over. So what if the day before or the meal before or the workout before you didn't do as well as you could? Start over! I've found that it keeps the fire burning and me focusing on my goals ahead. I don't feel so bad if I break a chain because now I don't have a chain TO break. No more beating myself up with talk like "Aww I was so good for X amount of time. Now I messed it all up!" Every day/meal/workout stands on its own now. I feel much more positive and SO much less stressed about everything now than I did before and here I go...starting over again TODAY...with a super breakfast! emoticon

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ANIME77 1/13/2011 10:49AM

    I think that way also plus journeling in the morning helps me out a lot too. emoticon

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TAYDANIELLE 1/13/2011 6:56AM

    I think that's an awesome way to look at it. One step at a time. emoticon

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The Biggest Loser (in reverse)

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

I am a weight loss show addict - The Biggest Loser, X-Weighted, Thintervention... A new show comes on and I pounce on it. I don't know why. To me it's interesting, and inspirational, and if I can pick up tips here and there then it's useful.

One thing always stands out to me though. Participants seem to have a common thread. I very rarely hear people say "I saw myself getting bigger and bigger and didn't know what to do". What I do hear is a lot of "I woke up one day and I was just this big" or "All of a sudden I saw myself in a picture/the mirror/a shop window and I wondered who is that? is that me?" It's plausible in a way. Life happens. You put your head down and get on with it.

So I've decided to use this blinkered approach to my advantage and see if it works. I'm going to put my head down and get on with it. No constant weigh ins (I don't even own a scale!), no measurements, no looking in the mirror to check if what I'm doing is working, none of that. I'm going to eat right, wholeheartedly work out, live my life, have fun and then I want to be able to look up one day and feel, "I woke up one day and I was just this fit, muscled, amazing looking person".

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CHEFSMITH 1/12/2011 3:27AM

    I know what you mean about the fit shows...i only watch them for tips and things I can do to fix me...cause in the end...It's all about me! Keep up your good work and one day you can say I used to be like that!

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Questions Questions

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

I've always been an inquisitive person and I've found that what keeps me moving toward my goals is turning that curiosity inwards. The major keys to successfully losing weight and keeping it off are diet and exercise. So I ask myself the following:

Am I hungry? Is this necessary? - Usually about 95% of the time it's not. TONS of calories saved!

Is my form correct? Am I pushing hard enough? Can I do better? - I challenge myself throughout my workouts with these simple questions because if doing a routine familiar to me, I can sometimes tend to cruise through and not work as hard as I possibly can. Now even when I'm doing what I consider an 'easy' routine I notice that I am breathing harder and sweating more than if I completed the whole thing on autopilot. TONS more calories burned!

This or that? - What's more embarrassing? Working out and sweating in front of other people? Or massive belly in a bikini? What's more satisfying? A piece of cheesecake for dessert? Or a nice tiny toned stomach? It's all a matter of me putting my personal spin on it.

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BUTSWEETER 1/11/2011 3:39PM

    I never thought to ask myself what's more satisfying but will be keeping that in mind from now on. Great questions!

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