Wednesday, May 13, 2009
I did my weekly 1 hr run today even though I did not feel like it. I kept reminding myself about how good I was going to feel when I had done it... and I do feel very good for having done it! Another thing I like to do to psyche myself is tell myself I'm a machine and, I know this sounds crazy, but that I'm special because I can run for one hour... In reality I hate to say I'm better than anyone else but when it comes to motivating myself I have to tell myself something to make me feel "hard core"... I guess that's a good way to put it... I like to feel hard core and knowing that I can run for an hour and lift for 30 minutes makes me feel strong and tough.
Monday, December 29, 2008
Personally, I don't think new years resolutions are worth the emotional effort. Really, for me, if something so unrelated to my resolution is its' motivation, ( ie, the new year) the likelihood of it working is slim.
Speaking of this, I was watching Hoda and Kathie Lee on The Today Show while running on the treadmill this morning and Kathie Lee was on vacation, in her place was a guest speaker, Robert Buckly from Lipstick Jungle... He had a great idea for resolutions. His idea is make resolutions that we've already kept... For instance, for me, my resolution would be to reply to Blog Prompts on Sparkpeople... ding! already done... or quit smoking... ding! I don't smoke... so easy!!! In this way it becomes positive and you can go about your year concentrating on changes as they become needed, or wanted, instead of overwhelming yourself with a bunch of stuff (or even one arbitrary thing) at the beginning of the year which you may or may not be up for...
Sunday, December 21, 2008
So much of the day is out of my control... for example, I HAVE to pick up my kids from school, make dinner, make lunches, clean the house, get ready for the holidays, grocery shop, etc... but when I'm working out I'm doing something I want to do, the way I want to do it... If I'm at the club I'm taking a class I like, when I'm doing a video at home it's the video I choose...
For me their is a certain amount of peace that comes with working out. I think it's the control aspect, my choice to do something good for me; something I WANT to do and look forward to doing.
Sunday, December 21, 2008
YES, YES A THOUSAND TIMES YES! Just yesterday, Saturday, I did my weekly weigh-in at my athletic club... I had lost 3.5 pounds in one week (!!!)... I am down to within 3 pounds of my goal weight... When I saw what the scale said my jaw nearly dropped to the floor and I literally had to stop myself from crying due to shock and unbelief...
Today, I'm wearing my size 8 pants that are WAY too big now, (my belt is a MUST) even my other pants, size 6's, are loose, and I still caught myself thinking "If I've lost so much weight (more than 20 pounds) why am I still in a size 6,maybe I'm not making the progress I think"... I had to remind my self that this is self-defeating thinking and not accurate... my size 6's are BIG on me, I've come a long way and made HUGE progress... it's taken me 14 years to finally get back into the weight range that I believe I should be in... I'm doing awesome in no small part to SP!!!
so, yes, the size of clothing really does affect (at least my) self-esteem, but I'm waking up from this error... yeah!
Sunday, September 24, 2006
Putzed around the house today... doing laundry and not a whole lot else while the kids played outside with neighborhood friends. Am doing well on my calories, though not so good on water... seems like when I do well on one and not so well on another. The day is still young though and I have plenty of time to drink more water. Tonight I"m going to a new Belly Dancing class... fun! Can't wait for that, should be a blast... it's a bit far from my house but I think it will be a lot of fun!
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