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Daily Blog 09-22-11 self control and willpower

Thursday, September 22, 2011

This made me smile today bc it is so true!



So this week's MAJOR challenge is that I have been with out a car since last friday night! :/ luckily the fiance (hehe I love calling him that now!) and I can carpool to work but it means I can't go to bootcamp in the mornings. I have been going to the gym but bc I have to drop him off at work prior I only get 20 minutes in vs the 45 I get with bootcamp. Workouts are ok but don't burn as many calories as my bootcamp ones do. I also think starting next week I am going to add back in some spin and kickboxing...it will REALLY make my schedule tight BUT I think a)I need a change up and b)I need to get the heart rate up to the high end of the zone much more! Speaking of heart rate my HRM is DOA :( the strap even with a new battery won't work. It's 3 years old and I'm going to see if REI will exchange it for me. I could send it back to polar but I just sent it back a few months ago - they keep it for 2 weeks and it costs me $30-50. This happens 1-2x per year...I think it might be time to get a new one. I don't want to - but not having one is driving me nutzo!

The other challenge is that I am on-call for work from yesterday until 1 week from next monday...I am covering for another tech so that he can cover my honeymoon(!) in march...but it hinders my workouts a bit bc if I get a call I have to fix something - it makes taking classes hard and running long distances impossible! I'm hoping to get in 4 or 5 miles tonight without a call but we'll see I can't be more than 15 minutes away from my house and I hate running in circles!

Eating - is not good this week- I have tracked it all so I know. The kicker is that I should be healthy...have all the tools to be healthy and then I CHOOSE to eat crap...like the stupid chocolate sitting on the coworkers desk behind me. I TRIED to be good by taking a couple pieces and putting them in my drawer so I could eat them when I had calories for them - but then I got stressed and the hand went in the drawer and then I got more to eat from his desk. So I eliminated my yogurt and my protein shake...and had chocolate for breakfast - STUPID! I haven't said no to temptation at work yet this week (well except for today after I ate a half bagel I said no to a donut - should have said no to both I didn't need them!) I have 170 days to get this body in great form for MY wedding and I chose to eat chocolate for breakfast! I need an electric shock collar or something that will zap me when I make bad decisions. Wouldn't that be a nice tool? why hasn't someone invented that yet? You get a nice little zap if you reach for crap food...and a harder one if you actually eat it! lol I'm totally going to invent that!

My goal for this next week: utilize self control - find my willpower!

Almost friday...come on weekend!
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MARLIE13 9/23/2011 9:28AM

    I am SO digging the shock collar idea!

How's your protein intake? You know how I am on Saturday's after my long runs. During the week though, I nearly subsist on protein, veggies, and less carbs.

Got your text....should respond. haha!

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BILL60 9/23/2011 7:38AM

    Hang in the. As for the HRM, try sliding the strap to the left or right of center. It has helped me in the past.

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KAMAPERRY 9/23/2011 12:34AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon

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LIL_BUCKET24 9/22/2011 6:23PM

    Sorry to heart about your car and HRM. I can fully relate to all that you are saying!! Personal accountability really is the key, but there's always that excuse ready to push you towards temptation. You really are an amazing person and athlete, though! You have come so far with Spark People. You are a true inspiration. You are a wonderful woman and all this work is going to make you even more sexy for your wedding!

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RAINEMARIE214 9/22/2011 6:22PM

    I totally understand that it is difficult to eat healthy even when you know how to! I totally just drank a can og regular coke, knowing that I should NOT waste my calories. But I did anyway. Even after seeing the article on spark ALL DAY today about how soda is bad for you. *palm to face*

Just gotta take it day by day! Your wedding is a great motivation! Eventually you'll get things under control, but being aware of what you are doing is a start!! And tracking is great!

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