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Well am I not the "shizzle" or what!!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Boy I expect trumpets to blare of this news: I logged in 697 calories burned on my activity tracker! I hurt (but not a bad hurt). I have abs (they're hiding but I KNOW they are there... I feel them). I'm a bit pooped out (but on the other hand I also am energized). And I feel so SMUG (not BAD smug... just very self satisfied for the moment).

I know how many of us get when we underperform, either on our nutrition or activity. And how we can be hard on ourselves. I don't ever mentally beat myself up, but I sure don't usually get proud of myself. I did NOT want to go in the pool (get the bathing suit on, take a shower afterwards, wash my bathing suit yadda yadda yadda). But usually for me the hardest part of any exercise is getting READY to do it. Shorts and sneakers on, iPod in my ear.... OK might as WELL go for a brisk walk. Bathing suit and water shoes on...well gee, it's nonsensical NOT to get in that pool. Waterrower down and in the middle of the room. Let's see... I can walk around it for 3 days, or I can use it and get it put away.

Dieting for me is really 99% about attitude, mental outlook and preparedness. The actual DOING is the easy part. So I don't have a fat body in reality.... I have a fat brain and it just shows up on my tush and thighs! BUT NOT TODAYYYYY!!!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
TJWGCT-SPARK 8/3/2012 8:43AM

    the shizzle...the bee's knees...the cat's pajamas...whateva, you're it! Love the blog ... and the attitude!

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IRISHANGIE1 7/26/2012 7:37AM

    Shzam!!!, You are the Shizzle!!, Love how you get yourself mentally prepared to do your exercises, I find myself in the same boat. Have to think about it before I actually do it, but once it is done, boy do I feel good. Great blog my Shizzle Big Hair Texan, I loved it!!!

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DOGSTARDADDY 7/25/2012 11:22AM

    Nice job!

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CHODGES83 7/25/2012 8:02AM

    Absolutely true! The exercise isn't usually the hang up--it's the preparing for exercise! Getting up early, not watching that tv show, having to change my clothes, get a workout playlist ready, having to drive somewhere to do exercise, taking a shower afterwards, etc etc. We really set ourselves up for failure with all this negative talk, but I've never felt like the exercise wasn't worth it once I've done it. Just gotta get out of our heads! Great Blog!

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BLUE42DOWN 7/25/2012 2:27AM

    Love how you set yourself up to do the activities!

emoticon on the glorious workout!

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DESERTJULZ 7/24/2012 7:24PM

    What a fun blog!

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WALKINGCHICK 7/24/2012 5:11PM

    You go! I'm loving the attitude - its really great to hear how upbeat you are, and how positive you are! Its given me impetus to stick with my plan and continue to work hard - emoticon emoticon

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