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Fast Break goals

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Help! I wish I knew how to tell you to help, because I know I'm the only one who can control myself, but I wouldn't mind being bossed around. It's been almost a week, I think, that I've been over eating. I even broke my month long no-sugar streak and now I feel drugged and tired. I need to just knock it off!
So I'll go back to Fast Break goals since they get my momentum (going in the right direction).
Tomorrow's goals: Drink carrot juice instead of give in to sugar
Saturday's goals: 2000 calories or less and fruit instead of sugar
Sunday's goals: 1800 calories or less and no sugar
On Sunday, I'll re-work my ongoing goals, including a list of my motivations for behaving myself.
In other news, I tried CrossFit. I have a few friends who do it and love it. As many of you know, I already do High Impact Interval Training 2 days a week and it's one of my favorite things ever. But since it's only 2 days a week, I'm getting a little bored with my work outs on the other days, so I thought I'd try CrossFit on Saturdays. I met with a trainer recommended by a friend. He launched into a 25, yes 25 minute speech about why I should want to exercise. No, he never even asked me about my exercise habits and it's not like I could get a word in because I think he loved hearing himself talk. So after 25 minutes, when I realized he would never make a point, I told him I wasn't trying to be rude, but I didn't want to have to go to the gym because I was counting on working out here, so could we please get to it. We did a fitness test. It was ok except that the pull up bars are set at 9 feet high so of course I couldn't reach them. He had to strap my leg into rubber bands hanging off the bar, which annoyed me because unless my aim was to be catapulted into a really big delicious cake, I couldn't figure out why on God's green earth I'd ever see the point of being hung by rubber bands in order to do 10 stupid pull ups. But I did them just to get them over with and afterwards, he decided for me what my next goals should be, prefaced by the statement "You're probably not at the high level you think you're at, so I recommend that you take 4 months of beginner's classes." My friends are mad that he called me a beginner, but truthfully, I was more irritated that he never bothered to involve me in my goals or asked me what I thought of anything. Then a woman came in for her work out wearing high heeled tennis shoes. If that's what she's comfortable in, more power to her, but I started to feel like this would be a great place to get injured. There are obviously 99 other things I can do to shake up my work out routine on the days I don't have classes.
On to the spa: I had a "detoxifying chocolate wrap" on Saturday! They slathered me with what smelled like brownie batter, wrapped me in plastic wrap, then tin foil, and told me to feel free to fall asleep. I was too busy trying to reach my tongue to my shoulder so I could taste if it really was brownie batter. Between the exertion and being wrapped like a baked potato, I started sweating and decided to give up on trying to taste myself. I laid there detoxifying for 35 minutes until I couldn't stand the heat anymore and clawed my way out. When I finally did, a big puff of steam escaped my skin and I felt AMAZING! The shower and my skin afterwards also felt AMAZING! In my next life, I want to be a brownie:)
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BREW99 2/26/2013 4:15PM

    Oh my! So did you ever get to (can't believe I'm saying this) lick yourself? haha

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TEXASFILLY 2/22/2013 9:03PM

    Hahahaha! I wannat be a brownie, too! Loved this blog, girl! Yes, I say dump "Mr. Wonderful" and find a trainer who has YOUR best interests' at heart. Keep up your amazing progress. I'm in AWE~ *hugs* BB~ emoticon emoticon emoticon

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IAMWINNING 2/22/2013 6:36PM

    Sharon, dear, I believe that if I were standing there listening to that insufferably rude sales pitch, I'd have jumped in way before the 25 minutes were up and told him to take a hike. (I've been very verbal lately - remember I stood up to the flight attendant and told him that that man was NOT going to sit by me?) I admit, I'm not usually that bold. But gee whiz! You were paying that creep and he is so obviously NOT interested in anything but himself. Ok, my rant on that is over.

I'm proud of you for making decisions about your eating. I'm too often guilty of letting my eating get away from me, or letting it take me away or something, so I don't throw stones.

You've outlined a plan for getting your eating under control. emoticon You're trying something new for the days you don't go to HIIT emoticon You have much to be pleased about, so don't waste time beating up on yourself (in case you were).

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DOOBRIE 2/22/2013 6:19PM

    If I had that brownie wrap I'm sure I'd eat a whole pan of them afterwards - lol! Sounds fun though - which is more than can be said of your personal trainer.

Have a good weekend!

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2BEHEALTHY2014 2/22/2013 1:23PM

    I think you have some good goals set for yourself. Kudos for even listening to the guy at the gym, after listening to him for 25 minutes I think I would have walked away! Not sure the brownie wrap would work for me, I think it would make me go home and bake brownies!

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NATPLUMMER 2/22/2013 11:19AM

    Great plan to get back on track!!
Hmmmm....I'm definitely not liking the CrossFit guy.
emoticon I think I would have done the same thing ;-)

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DEBRA0818 2/22/2013 6:08AM

    There's such a difference between someone following a script for a sales pitch and someone really connecting with you and your fitness goals. You had the former and you probably were the victim of some kind of weird competitive thing going on with him as well. If he really wanted to sell you on CrossFit, he should have been all over your high level of fitness and talked about specific ways that you could fine tune it. Someone who can do 10 pull ups 9 feet off the ground is NOT a beginner.

When I was reading your story, I thought, humph, CrossFit must be getting so popular that they're letting anyone run the franchises.

It would have been so awesome for you if you had gone to a good CrossFit gym.

The brownie thing sounds cool though -- do you think it triggered your sugar binge?

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SLIMMERJESSE 2/21/2013 11:55PM

    I'd get rid of that guy and find someone else. Totally unprofessional the way he evaluated your level. As far as the overeating, brush
yourself off and determine that tomorrow
is a new and different way of eating. I will
boss you around, if you want. (smiling)

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ESILBO 2/21/2013 10:36PM

    SHARON IT IS FUNNY THE WAY YOU SAY IT BUT THIS GUY WAS RUDE. MAYBE YOU CAN LOOK FOR ANOTHER ONE SO YOU CAN DO WHAT YOU REALLY WANT TO DO.
DO NOT BEAT YOURSELF UP OVER THE OVER EATING. ITS NOT EASY TO BREAK HABITS THAT WE USED FOR SO MANY YEARS. I KNOW I KEEP FALLING TOO. BUT TOMORROW IS ALWAYS ANOTHER DAY TO DO BETTER.
WHAT IS THE FAST BREAK...DO YOU DRINK CARROT JUICE THE HOLE DAY...I NEED A FAST BREAK TOO...LOL
TAKE CARE SWEET FRIEND, YOU ARE SO MUCH MORE THAN LOSING THE MOMENTUM ONCE IN A WHILE.
TAKE CARE, LOVE YOU
LISE emoticon

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FROSTY99 2/21/2013 10:13PM

    emoticon I am imagining you as a big brownie and then seeing you all wrapped up in my mind trying to lick yourself. Too hilarious. However, sometimes these situations look so funny but make you feel so great and it sounds like that is what happened to you.
I think that trainer sounds way too full of themself. Good for you for speaking up for yourself!

Have a great weekend and keep working on those goals.
Pat

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