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Eff it

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Two days of not feeing so well. Just want to say eff it. Guess we all have those days. Maybe tomorrow will be better? emoticon


Focusing on the little things

Thursday, May 09, 2013

Well as I continued to battle the voices in my head today (and not the crazy funny voices that make me laugh - the negative evil voices that make me want to quit and eat pizza), I decided I need to have an active way to think about something positive. I decided I am going to try to find a couple of little things of which I can be proud.

I will no longer think about how I can't quite manage a push up on my feet. I am getting better at the ones on my knees. I think I can now confidently call them push ups instead of my former affectionate term - face plants.

Today in my yoga routine, I was able to do side plank without going to one knee - on both sides.

When my lunch plans fell through today and I wasn't prepared with my healthy food from home lunch I normally have, I chose a healthier option (Boy, was I almost at In-N-Out).

I can remember being in jr. high and listening to a motivational speaker. I have no idea who he was, or what his story was, but something he said has stuck with me my whole life. Just do a little bit better today, than you did the day before. It's funny, I tell my employees this all the time, yet I seldom listen to sentiment in my own life. So what if the scale hasn't moved much in the past couple of weeks. There are other little things that show I am improving - I just need to take the time to pay attention and celebrate the little wins. I will keep pushing. I will strive to do a little bit better tomorrow.

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SAABSTORY 5/13/2013 2:48PM

    That last paragraph is awesome. That is a good piece of advice and I like your way of battling the negative voices. Just do one thing better than yesterday. Amazing how something seemingly small can really be profound when you think about it.

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THEREDFRAMER 5/12/2013 7:12PM

    Its amazing how we don't always listen to our own advice!! I do the same thing at my job! I keep telling myself that I have to practice what I preach and others will follow! Keep it up and it IS the little things that count! emoticon

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Ban on Self Bashing

Wednesday, May 08, 2013

I felt compelled to share a thought I had while I did a level two workout today and was struggling a little. Today was the first time I had done level two, feeling I can do level one pretty well and it was time to push a little.

It was a rough, long day at work, and I didn't even want to work out when I got home - but I did. About half way through the work out, I started in on myself with negative thoughts. It always goes through my head about how out of shape I am and what a blob I feel like when I can't do the plyometrics and have to modify almost all of the harder moves. It occurred to me that I do this frequently. I focus on how I'm not good enough or pretty enough or skinny enough - when is enough, well, enough?!


Why am I not proud of my accomplishments? Why can't I focus on the fact that six months ago - I wouldn't have worked out at all after a day like today. Six weeks ago, I was having difficulties with level one. Here I am - doing level two! Finishing level two!

I made a decision. I have a new personal goal to ban the self bashing in my head. The next time I think about how my belly fat jiggles while I am doing jumping jacks - I am going to tell myself how proud I am that I can - and am - DOING jumping jacks! When I think about a work out being hard - and won't this ever get easier? I will think about how it is hard because I have pushed myself to the next level. I have challenged myself and will get stronger.

I am banishing my negative self talk. I am going to change the voice in my head. I can do this!

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SAABSTORY 5/9/2013 2:48PM

    Great job on doing the level 2. I find when I bump things a level and I start struggling again rather than bash myself I make a deal with myself. Keep at the new level for X number of minutes then see how you feel. Some days are just bad workouts and maybe an easier one would still get the job done. On a bad workout day I figure getting the workout done is the job. Just keep pushing it and soon level 2 will seem easy and you won't think much about it. Just remember when the bashing starts, lay out your accomplishments to yourself and eventually those affirmations will stick. I used to do the same thing. Release the negativity along with the weight. It will work.

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KA_JUN 5/9/2013 2:41PM

    Nix the stinkin' thinkin'! Your goals are worthwhile and you can achieve great things! emoticon

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TIG123GER 5/9/2013 11:13AM

    Good for you!!!! We all have those nasty voices in our heads that tell us we aren't good enough and too many times we listen to them instead of telling them to shut up and ship out. Keep up the good work, move on to bigger and better and harder things, and celebrate all the great successes you've accomplished because you are worth it and are good enough!!!!

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RESPONSIBLE4ME 5/9/2013 7:40AM

    Awesome post! i think a lot of us have difficulty quieting that negative self talk....it takes constant awareness to stop the thoughts mid-process. I'm proud of you! emoticon

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DWROBERGE 5/9/2013 2:37AM

    Keep focused for success. You cn do it too. Go for it.

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TXPATRIOT 5/9/2013 12:33AM

    Great goal!

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EDENFELL 5/8/2013 10:49PM

    I second the ban - great idea. emoticon

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HEALTHYNCGAL 5/8/2013 10:36PM

    YAY FOR YOU! Did I write this blog entry myself? I honestly could have. You've inspired me to create the same goal for myself. No self-bashing allowed!

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