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Turn a negative into a positive.


Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Yesterday, I finally put batteries back into my Wii balance board. I figured, hey, I've been exercising a lot over the past month and a half, watching what I eat (slipping up now and then, but it happens) and drinking lots of water. Maybe I should weigh myself.

It said I had lost 6 pounds. I was a bit deflated, but I thought, "Well, maybe the balance board is not working well." So this morning, I went to my son's school and asked the nurse if I could weigh myself. 180. So, not 6 in nearly 2 months? Only 2? As I walked home, I cried most of the way. I sniffled and as I walked up the steps to the apartment building, I really let it out. I bawled and my first thought was, "Chocolate."

I brushed off that thought and cried as I put on my workout clothes. I finished day 26 of 30 day shred and tried to focus on staying on track. Tonight, with my husband, I did day 2 of p90x (don't worry, the overlap will only be for a few days, there's no way I want to keep that up for long).

How did I turn this disappointment, my negative start to the day, into a positive? For the first time, ever, instead of giving up, I just did what I had to do to keep going. At this point, I can dwell on that stupid number, or I can focus on the fact that I know my clothes are loose and I can feel the muscles in my arms and legs instead of just one mass of leg/arm.

I know I would have hated it if I had given up and just sat down with a bag of Easter candy and wallowed in my self pity (I tend to do that, or did). I had to cry, get it out of my system and then keep going. It was a first, I had to share. Thank you for reading.
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GRAPLEIRIS 3/27/2013 3:25PM

    GOOD GIRL!

Plateaus and wimpy losses are SO hard!
What a great attitude!
One foot in front of the other: no matter how slow you will get there!

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BONNIEMARGAY 3/27/2013 3:29AM

    There are so many ways to measure health, and weight is definitely not the most important one. Wishing you brilliant success!

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JAMIERHF 3/26/2013 9:49PM

    I'm impressed - I don't think I could even do the P90x workout!

You know, if you're wanting a measurement to help you feel better, why not use a tape measure? Or you could try on some clothes and find out what your new size is. Those measurements are more reliable than using weight. Muscle weighs more than fat, and if you're "hardwired" to build muscle easily, that's going to really distort the feedback you get from the scale.

That's what I think, anyway. Way to stick to it!

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SUMTHINGSPECIAL 3/26/2013 8:45PM

    It is so hard when that happens - it is why I really hate seeing that scale. Perhaps, in time - I will learn to like it better. However, it's not going to happen today! Keep trying - and definitely keep up that positive attitude you have.

You could have sat down and given up - eating away the disappointment. Instead - you got back up and worked harder. You really need to pat yourself on the back for that one - it is not easy to do! You are an inspiration!

Sumay

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