Hope everyone is having a great start to the weekend! I was sick this week, so I am so happy that I am on my way to feeling better.
I had a lot of downtime to think on some things while I was sick. I noticed that I was getting nervous and anxious because I wasn't able to exercise this week (bronchitis). I was fretting over what the scale would say this week because I had worked really hard to get out of the 300lb range. The light bulb went off in my head...finally!
Why was I going to weigh myself after being sick and being on steroids??? That is the biggest bloater of all medications for me. Why do that to myself? I am not going to sabotage myself. I am not in a race and life happens. This is a lifestyle change and there will always be obstacles in the way. It's not supposed to be perfect.
So I am just going to weigh myself every few weeks and focus more on my energy levels and see how my clothes are fitting. I want to focus on trying and doing more physical things.
Last year I promised myself that I would do some kind of physical activity on my birthdays. I did a fun 5k last year. This year I went hiking with a friend from my crossfit gym. I am going to do another 5K this spring (Bubble Run). Can't wait!
I am amazed all the time at what this body of mine can do. I was always limited in my mind.
Instead of telling myself that I can't do this or that because of my body weight, I say that I will try it...and I usually end up doing it.
The week before last I was at the gym and the workout of the day was a 500 meter row, 30 wall balls, 30 burpees, 30 sit ups, 30 jumps with the jumprope, and then finish with another 500 meter row. I WAS so nervous, but I told myself that I have to try. I am always the one to finish last, but it didn't matter because I am still lapping my old self that would have been sitting on the couch. I did finish it in just under 15 mins.
I can't help but be proud of this victory of mine which is a huge thing for me. What an accomplishment! The difference was in my mind the most. Now I tell myself that I have to try because I CAN do this!
The scale is not in control of me!
Below are pics of my sweet friend, Tracy, and I hiking together. She really keeps me motivated! I am so grateful for her!
Have a great week everyone!