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Too Busy for Weightloss. (w/pics!)

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Friday, April 13, 2012

I have a confession:
I can't even remember the last time I counted my calories.
I haven't worn my heart rate monitor or tracked my calories burned in months.

I'm way too busy to lose weight.

This week alone I went to the circus, a concert by one of my favorite bands, met my parents for lunch, celebrated Easter, twice, did my first full 16 mile training ride for my triathlon, broke my record and did 32 burpees during just 1 song, cleaned both my bathrooms, zumba'd my butt off, am throwing a huge party tomorrow, and decided to try out for roller derby on Sunday after I disc golf and maybe go to bottomless mimosas a movie.

Do you realize how much time goes into picking out a roller derby name?
Never mind that I haven't even been on skates since I was 9. When I DO get out there this Sunday, I intend to have the best derby name in all the land! I haven't decided exactly what that will be yet, but I have some ideas...

So "working out," and counting calories, and stressing incessantly about everything I do or eat or drink... I simply don't have room for it in my schedule, thank you very much!!!

I know what you're thinking, "but you just talked about burpees and triathlon training, obviously you have time to work out."

And to that I say: Nuh uh.
"Working out" implies that there was, like, forced labor and general drudgery involved.

Do you know how pretty it is on the bike trail here?!?!

I'll show you how pretty:

With a view like that, no matter how hard it was to pedal up that hill, I don't think it qualifies as "working out" so much as enjoying my beautiful coastline on top of a bicycle in a slightly sweaty fashion.

And all those burpees in ripped class... Well... ripped class is FUN!! Sure, I get super sweaty and occasionally feel like I might barf, but there are all kinds of nice people in there to say hi to and the music is fun and I always feel like a super buff ninja badass after conquering it! So while I suppose I technically put work in, I don't feel so much like it's a "work out."

And if you think of zumba as working out rather than something active and fun, either you haven't tried it, you're going to a boring class, or you don't like music.

And who wants to count calories instead of trying out a place called "extreme pizza" on a whim because the name was funny and have a beer as you wait for your favorite band to take the stage?
Well certainly not me.
My pizza was extreme indeed, incase you were wondering, though my portions weren't, and that beer was delicious!

So, with all of this going on, the scale hasn't moved, but I'm wearing smaller clothes and if the scale says the same thing for my "official" weigh in day as it said when I peeked this morning, I'll be down a pound.

And if it doesn't?

I won't care.

I've spent so much time concentrating on making my weightloss part of a lifestyle change that before I knew it, my life changed!

I've been out with friends on the disc golf course or out "riding like the wind" (as I like to call it) on my bike or seeing shows or doing cool new things at work and just kind of forgot to care enough about losing weight to focus on it.

I'm not worried about it right now.
I've changed enough that it'll happen all by itself in its own due time.

Sure, I could count calories and stop eating out with friends so much and skip bottomless mimosas after disc golf on Sunday and lose more weight faster.

I could do some diet and exercise regime and lose weight even faster than that.

I might even change my mind tomorrow or next week or 3 months from now and get in a hurry and start tracking all my calories and setting goal ranges again, and that's okay too.

But right now I'm just living, and it's amazing.
I'm not stuffing myself down or hiding my blobby double chin in my apartment anymore.

I'd rather ride like the wind and drink a good beer with good friends!

If you want to share this or any of my blogs outside of sparkpeople, I'm honored! But, please do it from my blogger page. I put some fairly personal things here on my sparkpage, and it's a little weird to think of non-sparkers reading it, but this has just the funny stuff!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
HEARTS116 4/14/2012 6:19PM

    Thank you for this blog!

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FEISTYOWL 4/14/2012 5:39PM

    I love how you look at things! Good for you for enjoying life and keeping such great perspective.

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TEACHEROF4TH 4/14/2012 4:22PM

    You're inspiring! Thank you!

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GRAMPIAN 4/14/2012 3:39PM

  Great! emoticon

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JEWITCH 4/14/2012 2:47PM

    What a great attitude and fantastic blog. Thanks for sharing.

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DIANNEMT 4/14/2012 2:35PM

    Super-wonderful! I still "work out" but it isn't as horrid as it used to be! Wonderful!

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CICELY360 4/14/2012 2:19PM

  Your blog made me tired just reading it.

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PENOWOK 4/14/2012 1:04PM

    That's living!!

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BLUE_KARMA 4/14/2012 12:49PM

    That's fantastic! I love how much fun you are having. I admit to being jealous of your scenic bike-riding opportunities!

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MIMIDOT 4/14/2012 12:35PM

    Great blog. You make life seem enjoyable. Good for you!

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DHARMAPHILE 4/14/2012 11:57AM

    Great attitude and a great blog too! This is that so-called, supposedly-elusive healthy lifestyle and you've got it nailed! Yay for you!!!!1

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MY2MANYDOGS 4/14/2012 11:35AM

    Whew! Reading your blog makes me worn out. But it's very inspiring and I agree, the scales can gather dust for all I care.

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EXCIRA 4/14/2012 11:25AM


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4LEEFCLOVER 4/14/2012 11:15AM

    Sounds like your inner kid is doing cartwheels! emoticon

That has to be good for your hear! emoticon


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MEWHENRYSMAMA 4/14/2012 10:49AM

    You are an original! Love it!
Maryn> emoticon

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TANYA602 4/14/2012 10:15AM

    I love this post! Your energy is contagious and you are soooo real!! Getting out there and living each day to the fullest is what it is all about! Keep us posted on the roller derby progress - hehehehe
(I wish there was a badass emoticon!)

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BIRDLSLAURIE 4/14/2012 10:11AM

    I want to be a "super buff ninja badass"! Your enthusiasm is contagious. Loved the blog! Thanks!

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NAMMYOFTHREE 4/14/2012 10:01AM

  Oh yeah! Fired up! Thanks for the energy boost this morning!



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WILDHONEYPIE1 4/14/2012 9:26AM

    "Super buff ninja badass"...I love it! Too long for the roller derby? emoticon emoticon

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SPOONGIRLDEB 4/14/2012 9:14AM

    What an awesome blog! It sounds like you have achieved the goal that most of us here on SP are striving to achieve - making a true lifestyle change. I hope I can be there someday soon! Keep up the good fun :-).

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MAXXIZ20 4/14/2012 9:08AM

    I felt your energy just by reading this blog. How wonderful. I have been getting out there & living well & having fun too. I know just how you feel. Keep on enjoying yourself & always smile!!!! emoticon

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DEBK0923 4/14/2012 9:03AM

    Fantastic blog, great job

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FORBANDE 4/14/2012 8:47AM

    LOVE this!! What a wonderful blog and fantastic perspective!!

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123ELAINE456 4/14/2012 8:27AM

  Great Blog. Enjoy you life. God Bless You and Have a Wonderful Week.

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UGAERIKA 4/14/2012 8:24AM

  I love your blogs! Very entertaining, motivating and brings a smile to my face!

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FARIS71 4/14/2012 7:14AM

    You are just awesome! Thanks for blogging!

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FIT2BETHIN 4/14/2012 7:03AM

    When working out becomes fun and everyday...then you have conquered! Good for you! Keep having fun!

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LODESTONE 4/14/2012 6:57AM

    Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeee indeed!!!!! Love the attitude!

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NEWTINK 4/14/2012 6:48AM

    Great blog .... keep enjoying the life you are living !!!!

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AZCHICA2006 4/14/2012 6:09AM

    Absolutely!!! exercise should be fun and should just be something that you do because you enjoy it, not because you have to or feel forced to.

I feel the same way. Sure, I could never eat out with friends, never have a glass of wine or a beer and probably lose weight a little faster, but I need to be able to, and know that I can, do it while still enjoying myself. If I don't, it won't be fun and I'll go right back to where I was.

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JUSTTRIING 4/14/2012 6:04AM

    Congratulations. Your positive mindset will take your far.

Best of luck to your on your triathlon training. Your triathlon journey will take you places you never thought I am sure you already know emoticon

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EVER-HOPEFUL 4/14/2012 4:33AM

    WHEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE,can i join you love.nothing wrong about having fun and if it adds up to a healthy lifestyle in the process.even better.WEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE. emoticon

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PASKALINI 4/14/2012 2:55AM

    :) sounds like your having a blast and that's what it's all about isn't it?

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LAURIETAIT 4/14/2012 1:00AM

    Roller Derby! That is too cool. Can't wait to hear the name.

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GOING-STRONG 4/14/2012 12:58AM

    Keep it up and Spark on!

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BEECHNUT13 4/13/2012 10:59PM

    Oooh, derby! Sounds fun. Good luck! Kickass!

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LOWFATFOODIE 4/13/2012 10:55PM

    Love it! You'll be a kickass derby girl. I certainly think Shrinking Lulu makes a fine derby name but I'd have a hard time picking one too. Hope you enjoy it as Living life is good for us. Letting life happen is not. You're doing great living!

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KISHYMARIE 4/13/2012 10:39PM

    Fantastic job! So happy for you! And crazy jealous of the roller derby - sounds awesome! I just wanna wear the cool outfits, LOL!

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MKPRINCESS007 4/13/2012 9:59PM

    Totally, totally loved this blog! You were out living your life........what a concept! I, for one, applaud you, and hope that you continue to do so!

Life is too short for "drudgery" work outs! Whooooooooohoooooooo!


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VALKYRIA- 4/13/2012 9:00PM

    The scale is irrelevant, and I love it. Happy for you!

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REBECCATKD 4/13/2012 8:56PM

    Live it up!

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CRYSTLE4HIMTX12 4/13/2012 8:55PM

    Sounds like you have found that magic balance. emoticon It should be about living and not just "dieting". A healthy lifestyle becomes a part of who you are and that for some includes that beer with friends. emoticon emoticon I had one of my two yearly pina coladas on vacation in March and it was SOOOO good.

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THEEASYKILL30 4/13/2012 8:47PM

    When you do decide on your roller derby name, please share it with us! I'm very curious. One of my close friends is doing a derby league this year. I'm so excited to be able to root for her.

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JEAN15PAUL 4/13/2012 8:25PM

    Even if you don't realize it, I think this means that you've met your goals. CONGRATULATIONS!

Edit: I want to be like you when I grow up. :-)

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CM_GARDNER78 4/13/2012 7:50PM

    Welp - I can't WAIT to hear what your roller derby name will be. (you MUST share!) And I think living life is WAY better than freaking out over that goes in our mouth!!! :-/ I like the route you've taken! :-)

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2BEABETTERME 4/13/2012 7:28PM

    I got a good chuckle out of needing a roller derby name. When I took water aerobics a few years ago, one of the ladies had a daughter in the derby. When we joined the class, we were encouraged to pick a derby name in honor of her daughter. I had a heck of time coming up with a name...mined tended to border on porn names (can't think of what they were)...which the older ladies thought was hilarious!

Great job living and loving your active life! I inspire to be like you!
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Let us know your derby name when you decide!

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HUSKERSALAD 4/13/2012 7:24PM

    I'm glad you are having an active lifestyle that is preventing weight gain.

Roller derby? Are you sure? A Salinas city councilperson just broke her leg doing that.


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-CORAL- 4/13/2012 7:23PM

    I had all these dreams of doing roller derby recently and went to the rink to do a test-skate. I used to fly when I was a kid. Um, wow, serious workout now! My shins and ass were killing me!

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_JODI404 4/13/2012 7:23PM

    "Just Living" sounds pretty amazing to me!! It is such a great time of year to get outdoors and have more FUN!!

Your bike path is gorgeous!!! We have a nice trail here, but that is just stunning!

I cannot wait to hear what you choose for your Derby name!!

Wooooo~ Hoooooo~~~ LIFE IS GOOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Glad you are enjoying!!

Cheers! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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