Thursday, December 13, 2012
What a crazy subject line, right? Well, it isn't quite 4:30 in the morning as I start this blog & this is what my brain feels like before I finish my coffee.
I have some funny stuff & serious stuff for you today. It's always great to start out with a chuckle, don't you think?
Isn't that great? I have found that I can't do a diet. If you tell me I can't have something, or that I have to eat 25 pounds of carrots a day, I freak out. And did you ever notice that the first three letters of diet are "D-I-E." Eeeek!
I like the idea of a healthy eating plan -- not necessarily a diet. If my buddy at work makes a cake & would be crushed if I didn't try it, I give up a snack & eat 2 bites of cake. I like cake. My buddy is happy, I'm happy, it's all good.
Oh, the dreaded plateau. They are terrible aren't they? I've been on 2 in the last couple of months & they are so hard to break. It's easy to get discouraged & want to quit, but don't you do it!!! It took awhile, but I pushed through them. What a sense of accomplishment!!
Lessons learned from a plateau:
Things are happening even when you can't yet see the results. That's why it's so important not only to weigh, but to measure. And don't forget about those non-scale victories!! Even if the scale & measuring tape aren't moving, do you feel better? Are you able to walk/run/pump iron 5 minutes longer than last week? My all time favorite non-scale victory is when my sweet hubby tells me he's proud of me. Whew!! That's a great one!! Tissue moment!!
The choice is yours. I want to use my towel to wipe off the sweat!!!
I'm glad I started in June.
Blessings to you!!!
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
I thought this was a riot!! If we had an emoticon for ROFL, I'd be using it.
I can't say that I've always loved exercise, but I've never really hated it (except when I was in high school). I think I hated it so much back then because: (1) I always had gym class right after lunch (ugh! I won't go into details) & (2) I had exercise induced asthma & didn't know it. After the coach would make us run a mile, I couldn't breathe well for a couple of hours. I was not officially diagnosed until about 5 years ago.
Exercise is my stress relief & mood booster. I joke around that it keeps me from killing people (which I'd NEVER do -- kill people, that is), but I always get a good laugh when I say that.
The other cool thing about going to the gym is:
Oh yeah, Baby!! Torch those calories.
Yesterday was a bad, bad day for me. As soon as my alarm went off, I was up & at 'em, but just when I was getting ready to hit the "go" button on my coffee pot, the power went out. ::sigh:: Thankfully, the power came back on 1/2 an hour later & I was able to get my morning cup of java. But then I showed up to the carpool lot to meet my carpool . . . & none of my folks showed up!!! I called & called, but they didn't answer their cellphones. Power out? Overslept? Who knows? But I had driven the day before & wasn't expecting to drive, so I had no gasoline in my car. ::double sigh::
So, I go get gas & make my way to work. Can't ride in the carpool lane because I don't have enough people, so I was late for work. ::triple sigh:: So, what do you do when you're late for work? Leave early!!!
I really wanted to go to the gym, so it wasn't a huge sacrifice for me to take an hour of leave so I could still go. I took all my frustrations out on the machines & had an awesome workout. By the time I got home, I was in a fantastic mood & I had burned a bunch of calories. Not a bad deal.
So, don't enter the fitness protection program. You'll feel so much better if you "Just Do It!" ~ Nike ~ (Exercise, that is).
Blessings to you!!
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