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Hitching my Wagon of Weakness to God's Tow Truck of Self-Control

Friday, December 16, 2011

I recently discovered the TV show "Mike & Molly" and loved when Harry told Mike, "Hitch your wagon of weakness to my tow truck of will-power." Too funny.

So I had made some good choices yesterday. Right now I am just trying to get through the holidays without gaining any weight...that is my goal. I'm not trying to lose weight these next two weeks, I'm practicing self-control and awareness.

So, good choices:
Even though there is a cake sitting on my counter I did not touch it except to slice and serve it to children
Even though my candy cabinet is overflowing I did not eat any (I did eat a piece of homemade toffee but I did not touch the pre-wrapped kisses, KitKats, M&Ms, York Peppermint Patties, etc.)
Even though, in a moment of weakness, I bought a Butterfinger candy bar Tuesday, it is still sitting in my purse, untouched.
I went to another instructor's Zumba class

I've been invited to teach Zumba at a new studio so beginning January 2 I will be teaching 3 additional classes plus bringing back 1 of my own so I'll be teaching 5 times a week. This new studio is offering BodyPump as well and I'm hoping to get in there a try a couple of classes. I plan to do the Daniel Fast again in January, however with the Zumba class load I know I need more protein than the fast offers so I will be adding meat and cheese (no dairy other than cheese).

Hopefully between the added exercise and modified diet the emoticon will start ticking the opposite direction. Imagine how much weight I would have put back on had I not continued teaching Zumba all this time! emoticon

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RACHELLTAYLOR81 12/19/2011 1:02PM

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Great job grabbing onto God's mercy and refocusing!

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SKUNKY4 12/19/2011 8:08AM

    Way to go. Sounds like you've got a plan. I'm planning on doing Zumba in Jan at our local school. I've been a little on the non exercising fence since the time change. I have a slight case of s.a.d. I know exercise will help.
Great job on saying no to those empty calories too!

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PENNEYV 12/18/2011 10:34PM

    emoticon emoticon Great plan! emoticon

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WILDFLOWERR_ 12/17/2011 10:58PM

    You are RockiN' the Zumba! and the self~control! YOU GO GIRL~ emoticon emoticon
emoticon What I did during the Daniel Fast last year, was drink smoothies made with Soy protein rather than whey protein.
I will be fasting again this year too! emoticon WE CAN DO IT!
emoticon & Blessings,

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DMC10241 12/17/2011 11:22AM

    You're inspirational! emoticon

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KADULAC 12/16/2011 3:09PM

    That is so exciting about teaching the Zumba classes. I love the Zumba on the Wii. It is just right for my uncoordinated body. Glad you resisted the cake and candy. I know it is hard. I love the title of your blog. emoticon

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JEEPINRED 12/16/2011 11:26AM

    Good job at not eating the cake or snitching the candy. I'm still working on it. Keep up the great work.

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