Expectations~Staying Serious Day 35
Monday, April 12, 2010
Yesterday I was at BJ's picking up a few items. I was quite proud of myself for leaving with no food-only household type items. That's pretty good considering that it's one of those wholesale places. Anywho, I was looking at the dvd's and came across some Leslie Sansone ones. I ended up picking up 2 of her dvds. One is 5 Fast Fat Burning Miles and the other is 3 Flatten Your Belly Miles( I am going from memory so don't quote me on these titles
So last night I picked up the 5 mile one and started doing it. I started out thinking I'll do 5. Then when I got the dvd in the player I said, maybe I'll do less. I did 3 and then I watched the video clip after the cool down. It was with one of the members who had lost 106lbs-she was also in the workouts as well.
Her name was Nicole and she really gave me pause. She talked about not having "expectations" in regards to exercise and how it was better to do something than nothing. How it doesn't have to be all or nothing. Now I've responded to many blogs saying it's better to have done somethign than nothing at all.
Well, after listening to someone else talking about it, I started realizing that I have been putting pressure on myself to exercise. It's not that it's a lot but I need to stop having these expectations. I need to be doing what I can do and if I can't do more at that particular time, I shouldn't beat myself up about it.
I think I need to remind myself that SLOW & STEADY WINS THE RACE!
I just feel like at times I'm my own worst enemy. I do well and then I get into sabotaging myself. This is more from the eating stand point.
Today, thus far, I've had a banana and a whole grapefruit. It's 1215 in the afternoon right now so I will have my tuna pasta salad from home in a few minutes. I have been drinking my water but not very quickly.
Sorry if my blog is all over the place. My thoughts are kind of that way this afternoon!
Hope everyone is having a good Monday.