Thursday, June 03, 2010
Most of you that know me can vouch that I am usually a very positive, go-getter, motivated, generally smiley, happy person. Well today, I must have woke up on the wrong side of bed, that is when I finally crawled outta bed. Slept in an extra 30 minutes, skipped the morning workout, got on the scale and no good news there (really depressing), went to work with no make-up (that's kinda scary), spilled my coffee all over my mouse pad and now sitting here searching SP for articles on how to break plateaus. I know how, I just needed to read other people's experiences, and no magic solution. I am so frustrated, I know I am doing everything right, but that darn scale refuses to move. So now ray of sunshine here today.
Wednesday, June 02, 2010
Last night I attended the Body Sculpting class again, and boy was it tough for me for some reason, but I gave it 100% effort and finished. The only thing that helped me and pushed me through was something the instructor said. We were doing step aerobics and doing arm raises with weights at the same time, my arms were killing me I thought i was going to have to put the weights down and just do the step part but then the instructor says "focus on the half that's not hurting, meaning my legs. So once I decided to shift my focus to the bottom half (legs), which is somewhat easier then holding those weights up, life didn't seem nearly as bad. So from now on, I'm going to work on focusing on the other half. I believe this strategy can be used in many areas of our life. FOCUS on the OTHER half.
Tuesday, June 01, 2010
Hubby, my sister and I went out for dessert yesterday. One piece of chocolate cake with a half scoop of vanilla ice cream, hot fudge and sprinkled with walnuts, served with three spoons. Yep, we split it three ways. I didn't eat all of my 1/3, just a couple of bites.
Not too much - so I don't have anything to feel guilty about and...
Just enough - to have a taste and walk away guilt free, willpower intact.
Now that's the way to have dessert.
Thursday, May 27, 2010
I am feeling the aching muscles from my body sculpting class on Tuesday this morning, sore, but not too sore. (DOMS) So what does my sister do? she wakes me up at 4:30 this morning to workout with Bob (Biggest Loser). I was looking at her, thinking to myself, SERIOUSLY, is she SERIOUS. Oh let me tell you - she was serious. She said she was still sore too, but tough crap we're doing it anyway. So I knew there was no getting out of it. Surprisingly enough, I made it through and actually felt pretty good, muscle stiffness/soreness was eased up by more exercise. This morning there was an article on SP about keep on working your muscles, even when they are sore. Hmmm, how does SP know that I really needed to read that this morning? I'm in the Twilight Zone, fFunny how this site seems to always tell me exactly what I need to hear, hmmmmm. I love SP and thanks sis for keeping me going, couldn't do it without ya.
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
I have been snacking after dinner, not awfully bad, but just enough to see that it could be potentially dangerous (a handful of peanuts here, a couple potato chips there). I decided to remedy that situtation with some strong intervention. I posted signs on my kitchen cabinets and refrigerator and also included a picture of myself at my heaviest (yuck). Signs say...
"You are not hungry, just bored, find something to do"
"Danger, keep out - hazardous to your health"
"Is this helping me or hindering me"
"I will not eat mindlessly"
And I posted a short term goal... "Leave 160ville by July 1 - no excuses"
I came home last night to find that my daugher had written "GO MOM" in huge letters on my goal sign. Made me feel good to know she's cheering for me.
Sound Silly? kinda, but hey it's working. Just simple little reminders to help me along the way and to keep me in check. I am doing whatever it takes to lose 100-pounds. - only 18 to go! Where's YOUR sign?
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