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!!!