Tuesday, May 17, 2011
I met a new friend on the trail biking... He said something to me...
"I exercise to eat!"
I have to confess (and laugh at the same time), this is me too.
I love what exercise does for the body. After the shower to wash away the grime of the road and that hard earned sweat and the muscles recoop some, you feel so fine (mentally, physically, even spiritually .... it all seems to come together.)
That should be enough to get my happy little keister in gear to exercise 4-6 days a week, but it is not. Let's be honest. It is the promise, the anticipation of eating a little more or getting those treats that would otherwise be out of my reach that gets me going.
Is this you too?
Quote for the Day:
"If you are what you eat
and you don't know
what you're eating,
do you know who you are?"
~ Claude Fischler
Thursday, May 12, 2011
Waiting for the bad news....
You know the news is probably not gonna be good, but you just hope for the best.
At the car dealer's, waiting with like 20 people.... for a oil change to make my SUV purr - that's the good thing. Then also waiting to find out why my A/C has decided that producing blown air just a couple of degrees cooler than the outside air is COOL... I love my little Santa Fe (except for it's fuel appetite... it really needs to be on the SP diet plan...LOL) But when it's in the mid to high 80's, Dad and I need the luxury of a fully functioning A/C. Gosh, when did they start charging (like $50) to tell you what's wrong? I am a regular customer and having other work done.
!!! WHINE !!!
Okay, let's think positive. They have WiFI. I am enjoying their nicely air conditioned waiting room (yes, I could be at the gym, cleaning house, running errands, shopping, biking or at the beach... but in the scheme of things.... I really should put things into perspective.)
1) Round 57 of Divorce paperwork is done (this was a big one)
2) Dad is feeling better
3) Home for TWO WHOLE Nights
4) Got to go to the gym
5) Lost 2 lbs from last week
6) The waiting is only gonna kill me if I let it......
It could be good news after all.....maybe I will be their 10,000,000th customer and will get my service for free.... or WTH???..... let's go for complete fantasy...
They decide to donate my SUV to charity (or let it retire in peace to some tropical beach) and award me a new fabulous fuel efficient vehicle....
No more psyching myself out.... good or bad. Let's focus on what is real and is in my power to affect.
Make good choices and be kind to yourself/others!
Have a Wonderful Day
Quote for the Day:
"Each morning when I open my eyes I say to myself: I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn't arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I'm going to be happy in it." ~ Groucho Marx
Wednesday, May 04, 2011
I always have the best of intentions:
1) Get up early
2) Go to the gym (or ride the bike.... or take a walk...or do the exercise DVD)
3) Eat right
4) Avoid temptation(s)
5) Make it right
6) Solve all the world's problems
LOL.... okay....***more laughter***.... let's get back to reality today.
This is the real world. Accept the facts and move on.
1) I am not a get up early person...I am a stay a little longer or stay late person to get it DONE.
Truly love all you jump outta bed @ 5 freakin' A.M. bright eyed and bushy tailed ready to take the world on with a smile folks.... but I can't fight my true nature. You are talking with a P.M. girl here.
I try the early morning thing every once in a while...but really, it is just not me. I run on RAD standard time - just think of me as living in a time zone about 3-6 hours behind yours.....
2) I promise to do the "exercise" things....just please, Please, PLEASE.... allow me the dignity of doing it later in the day when the mind and body are functioning as a whole (not in the semi conscious half dream state of the non morning person when I can AND will hurt myself).
Have been doing the exercise thing about 4-5 days a week so why am I still worried about not doing it first thing.... Geeze......
Woohoo!, Embrace the positive!!!
3) More often than not, I am eating right. I will never be perfect!
Moderation is a good thing. You can be assured that I will eventually try all good-n-healthy things looking to replace my devilishly delicious junk food downfall foods.
Complete denial is a bad thing.... thoughtful choices with an occasional treat works!
4) Temptations.... If you bring it into the house, who do you think is gonna eat it?
5) Make it right. You know what is right, what is questionable and what is wrong. You do and you know that you do.
None of us is perfect, but you know it feels so good when you do the right thing.
6) I can't solve all the problems in the world. Not gonna happen no matter how hard I try.
So let's just work on doing what I can and doing the best that I can:
Basic Mantra for Day to Day living as the "NOT a Procrastinator" that I strive to be:
"I AM worth it. I CAN and DO make a difference."
So can you!
Thursday, April 28, 2011
I hate bad months!
Pardon me while I have a little pity party for one.... I had about 3 really bad days in a row. Some bad eating, negative thoughts galore, extreme couch time, opportunities to accomplish much missed due to total inactivity.
Think I am past the worst of it now. Thank Goodness! I just feel so totally out-of-control, hypersensitive, AND unreasonable (yet I know on some level that I am not being reasonable, it does not change how bad it feels.)
Trying to do what they tell you.... Eat right, exercise, yada, yada, yada. Then those sneaky little hormones just creep up on ya and WHAM! You are in a tail spin for several days. You stay away from people. You warn people. You apologize, Sad songs make you cry. You stay in your jammies until evening. Because nothing you do makes a bit of difference. You just have to wait it out. Still in the far reaches of your mind, you know that there is certainly no excuse for all this self indulgence. You are not sick. Ridiculous.
Now that I am on the other side of the abyss, I can see how silly it all was. How come that is so hard to see in the moment?
Sanity is returning. It is nice to see you in the sunshine again my friends!
Monday, April 18, 2011
I am a little scared... my calories have been much more...but I have also been exercising more... cardio and some weights.
I can feel and see a difference.
I have keister definition. (We are simply NOT focusing on the abs at this point.... I still have a belly, but I can honestly say that it has diminished ....woohoo! But it is a weak area of mine. Those ab exercises tend to irritate my old injuries), and my arms are no longer total flab (semi-flab is a big improvement for me.)
The sad reality is that when I workout more, I eat more....plus a family B-Day dinner about did me in... It was delish!!!.... but way too much. BAD, BAD, BAD....but it was SO, SO Good. Yes, I will be trying to pay for it the rest of the week.
Muscle weighs more than fat so I am trying to prepare mentally if the scale shows no loss tomorrow. I am so wanting to hit the next milestone.
Here's hoping (despite my transgressions....LOL)!
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