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Riding Like The Headless Horseman

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

I did a spin class today.
I was distracted by the stupid screen on the bike that I didn't pay attention to where I set up.
When I hopped up to start my ride, I glanced at the mirror and realized my head was cut off by a poster.
I kept looking in the mirror to check my form, but I didn't recognize the headless body.
It made for a frustrating ride.
By the end of class, I was angry.

I don't know how to explain what was going on in my head...
The headless body looked fit and healthy, it couldn't be me!

When I got home, it was a disaster...
I went straight to the freezer for the ice cream.

Ok, so not a complete disaster since I had eaten a Fiber One bar right after the class (as planned).
It filled me up about 75% the other 25% was filled with ice cream, which was only a serving, honest.

I wonder if the headless horseman ever had body issues?
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    I'm sure the headless horseman worried if his pumpkin was too big or not. Tricky getting the right size, especially out of season.
    1753 days ago
    And that is why I ALWAYS avoid looking in mirrors! emoticon
    1753 days ago
    Something simiular has happened to me before. I hate mirrors or I hate it when someone tapes me skating and I look heavier then I am. Very fustrating.
    But you did awesome with the class. Can't beat yourself up for it. The next day you start over fresh again. I think you look so great !!
    1754 days ago
    You reminded me about the novel by Mayne Reid and the emotions of fear even terror I felt while reading it at an early age emoticon emoticon for overcoming your own emotions and doing what you should!
    1754 days ago
    It amazes me what can throw us off course. Lately all I've seen in the mirror during my fitness classes is a 'fat' body. Seriously! I think it looks 10 times the size it is and it distracts me. I lose focus on why I am there or that I'm 25 lbs down from where I was when I started this journey.

    If I let it get to me, the emotional eating starts.

    I'm glad the body you see in the mirror is very fit and at maintenance and I bet very soon it will really feel like your body - headless or not!

    Woo Hoo on only one serving of ice cream. WE all need ice cream now and again!
    1754 days ago
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    Don't you just hate it when something so silly makes you angry? I bet you'll never do that again!

    1754 days ago
    Hey, I'm impressed that you did the spin class!

    Sometimes I'll catch a look at myself in a window or mirror that I'm passing by and I don't recognize myself. I'm not fat anymore, and it's difficult for me to integrate this. Yes, I still have 10 pounds to lose, but, objectively, I'm not fat. My head just thinks I am and it's holding me back.

    Body issues stink.
    1754 days ago
    I'm sorry for your stress, but at least you still did your workout! And you didn't eat the whole container of ice cream. emoticon

    You're doing great!

    Karen emoticon
    1754 days ago
    LOL, you did fine. And don't beat yourself up about the ice cream. It was one serving, and you did great! It's incredible when you don't recognize your own body. You've come a long way.
    1754 days ago
    ...she didn't let it go to her head....!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! emoticon
    1754 days ago
    Frustrating? Sorry to hear,.. At least, you burn some calorie. emoticon
    1754 days ago
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