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Taking A Step Back (super long kind of ranty sorry)

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

There is so much information out there when it comes to losing weight it can be a little overwhelming. Im taking a step back and re evaluating what works for me. Im not necessarily choosing any type of diet like I have before. I am going to make a promise to myself just to try to eat clean non processed natural foods and stop treating my stomach like a garbage can .

As far as the scale goes I am taking a break from the scale for a while. Ive realized any time I get on one of my healthy kicks I obsess over the stupid scale and get really disappointed when it doesn't move in the right direction fast enough. So instead of making a lifestyle change it only ends up being a health quick for a month or two and then I give up.

I have found some classes I really like at my gym like body sculpt and circuit training and of course I love love love zumba. Ive tried switching my schedule to going the gym in the mornings at least for cardio and I love that its empty at that time, Unfortunately the classes I like to take aren't until 6-730 at night. Im a little bit conflicted with this. I love the feeling of going to the gym in the morning and being done for the day by the time I get home from work, but then again I love the classes at night too. So im trying to rotate between the two. Last night my boyfriend brought home a mini elliptical im super excited to start using that in the morning as an option too.

On another note. I got some rubber coated dumbbells to start using at home. So my bf and I get back from the store and im putting away the gym clothes I got and I set the weights on the living room floor. we sit down to relax and I realize my dog is being very quiet (I have a pitbull). I look over to the kitchen and my damn dog is chewing apart my brand new dumbbell!!!. Please tell me how a dog picks up and 8lb dumbbell moves it to another room and rips it apart like a chew toy!! I couldn't even be mad at him though because he gave me the face and I guess they do kind of look like a dog toy.


Other than that I feel like Ive finally gotten back on track with going to the gym consistently big thanks to a g/f of mine inviting me to take a class with her at her gym and it kind of got the ball rolling from there. I will check in, in another 2 or 3 weeks and go from there. Ive finally realized this is going to be a long slow process and it wont happen over night. Consistency is key!
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    Too funny about the dog!

    I am trying to get back to an early morning gym routine, but I just can't seem to get to it. It is a great feeling to have exercise checked off the list before everything else crowds in.

    I joined a gym that is between home and work. That way I can tell myself that I can't pass the gym without going in. It works sometimes!

    1482 days ago
    Lovely that you've found so many activities that are going to keep you going!

    I've been telling myself for a long time that I'll stop weighing myself every day, but I just get so darn curious! :D
    1484 days ago

    I understand the morning gym feeling but for a different reason.

    I am an introvert (unless I'm in uniform which is more like a costume which I can hide behind) and I go to the gym when I get off work at 1 am. At 2 am there is NO ONE there . . . I don't have to chit-chat, wait for equipment, and other than the overhead muted music, it's quiet!!!!


    I'll be looking forward to future blog posts!!!

    1485 days ago
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