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The other days

Monday, July 01, 2013

Everybody who is losing, loves the weigh-in day. For me this is Friday, even if I do weigh in more often. On Friday, it is official, and how I rate my progress.

Today is Monday though. I slept poorly last night, and I am tired, so I have put off my resistance band workout till 7 p.m., and I need to do it before I start cooking dinner. By 9, I will be watching TV, and will have given up on the workout.

I think this is kind of like NFL football players. They get glory on Sunday, but still have to put in the work on the other days. No one praises them for the great practices, or the work they do to have a great Sunday, but they are very important. If they are doing well, the temptation to take it easy during the week has to be in their thoughts, especially when they feel tired as the season moves on. We feel sore from a workout 2 days prior, or just run down too, and the temptation is to skip a workout. I was stressed out earlier, and had to force myself not to go eat at a restaurant, which for me is something I do. Certain foods make me feel better temporarily. Of course, later, especially on Friday, I feel much worse, as I feel the effects of the cheat, or lack of loss on the scale.

No one is there to make me do the right thing on the other days, so I have to do it for myself. At the end of every day, I have to stop and ask if I did everything possible, and be honest with myself. I will know if I ate off plan, or skipped a workout/walk. Others will be supportive if I gain 1/2 a lb on Friday, but I will know why it happened.

That is why the other days are so important. They aren't fun or glamorous, but if we don't put in the work, we fail on game day ( weigh-in day ). Now I have to go do that workout, then cook my chili. Have a great night.
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CLPURNELL 7/3/2013 9:34PM

    You are very right Russel!

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FREETOWANDER 7/1/2013 9:49PM

    Great analogy!!

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GEMINIGEM6 7/1/2013 8:57PM

    This is SO true. And we really have to be our own and best cheerleaders.

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WOUBBIE 7/1/2013 8:35PM

    Excellent comparison. Every choice we make is work and effort, and then there's the actual effort after that.

I got my 9am mini workout done at 3:30 today. Felt weird, but at least it got done.

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BEBARB149 7/1/2013 8:31PM

    Life is so like that. Our everyday efforts go unnoticed by anyone but ourselves. That's why we have to be our own best fan! Have you ever thought of working out during the TV commercials? See how many bicep curls or lunges you can get in (in good form).

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