Monday, February 11, 2013
I have being doing really well (lost 26lbs in 2013) and yesterday was a full on day ending up with a great family dinner - so i had not carried out my usual good eating and high activity level on the day.
At about 8 pm the last family members left and I was bushed and sat down on the couch and announced to no one in particular that that was me for the day.
Wham bam bish bosh - my kids laid into me calling me names, lazy etc etc.
Now you may ask is there no discipline in the house, however the kids were behaving exactly as I had told them 6 weeks ago. I said to them "if you see me overeating or if I make up some lame excuse to not exercise you can abuse me as much as you like until I relent"
Reluctantly and somewhat angrily I trudged up stairs pulled on my joggers t shirt and trainers and walked very slowly with drooping shoulders in to our spare room were the dreaded X trainer lives.
I started thinking I'll do 10 minutes and that will do (I even contemplated just hiding from the kids) but i started my legs were like lead and head wasn't there and then just like when one of the cushions that my kids had thrown at my head I had a moment - a significant moment maybe - I said to myself I want to loose 100 lbs I said it over and over again it became a chant in my head I was stepping to its beat - I am now in the zone focused clear of thought and my legs came back to me.
I ramped up the difficulty scale I increased my speed and I was on that wonderful machine for 60 minutes burning a brilliant 1200 calories.
Thank you kids I really mean that you did your part brilliantly we are still on track for a triathon together next year.
Have a great day