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Turning Molehills into Mountains..

Monday, February 11, 2013

I'm really letting little small things I got going on allowing me to punk out on my weight loss goals. I am, for real.

Minor problem#1 - I decided to change departments at my job, which now means I will be in training for 4 more weeks. This also means I may or may not work 6 days a week because my old department still needs me to cover some slack that's left over from the regular work week. Mo' money, but my energy level is gone.

Minor problem#2 - I decided to try to go relaxer free for the umpteenth time in this millennium. No real reason NOT to work out, but I have allowed the process to stress me out because I will not be at the maximum level of attractiveness at one point in this journey. (LOL..shallow as hell, but it's the truth) emoticon

Minor issue #3 - The leg pain that is now officially gone, but I'm scared it's going to come back. I told myself that I would rest the leg for one good week after the pain magically disappeared then I would utilize the gym membership I paid up for a year. What did I do instead? I got my money back and ordered a Kindle Fire instead. Ain't so much as walked to the corner to pick up my mail. (sigh)

Minor problem #4 - Now this may be a good thing, but the scale is not moving. And I know we all hit a plateau even if I'm no where near my goal weight, but I'm just not feeling this no movement of the needle action.

So.. I said all of that to say this. I was really contemplating giving up on the weight loss thing for the next four weeks and start fresh when I settle into my new job and shift (with sucky hours..but that's neither here nor there). The only reason I'm fighting myself to stick with the healthy eating part, at least, is the guilt and dismay I would feel if I didn't.

I'm still pushing...not as hard as I should...but I'm trying.

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    Round up enough of the 'small things' and you can feel like you're carrying around a mountain. Don't let that change your focus. You'll need it more now. Instead change how you view your workouts. It can be difficult to cut out 1 hr to exercise, if that is your goal, but just as the small non-motivating items add up, so can 'small' motivating ones. 10 mins in the morning + 10 mins at lunch + 10 mins in the evening and you already have 30 mins under your belt. Decide what you want to do for the 10 mins and just think, the time will not only help you physically in all kinds of ways but give you mind 10 mins of downtime from your work -- rejuvenating your body, mind and spirit and guilt-free! emoticon
    1836 days ago
    No Excuses...keep at it. It's a lifestyle change and with that "life changes" and we have to be ready to change with it. Easier said than done, but it's a process. Your life is changing but you can't give in to those changes. You just need to make some adjustments. You don't want to wait 4 weeks and find that you've gained weight while life was adjusting do you? Perhaps make a schedule of things you need to get done and set out to do them. Somedays you may not get it all in but you're at least on the road. I took my February calendar and listed my workouts for the month. It is my challenge to mark off each day as DONE!!! Hang in there and don't be too hard on yourself, you got this
    1837 days ago
    Hey Girl...every little bit counts....Congrats on the change of departments. Hope all works out for you at work. ... Keep on keeping on.... emoticon
    1837 days ago
    Don't stop pushing! Even small steps are better than a slide backwards.
    1837 days ago
    emoticon no matter what!
    1837 days ago
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