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Thursday, June 23, 2011

A Post Just To Post

I just realized that I would've posted every day I have access to the internet this week if I post today, so that's the reason I'm posting today.  There's been a lot of talk on the blogs about motivation, good stuff/bad stuff, staying on track, etc.  I thought I would post today about what being "on track" has meant to me since committing to getting healthy (this can be defined as the day I got banded, the day I decided to get banded, or the day ANYONE commits to the healthier lifestyle...banded or not).

  • I'm active.  When I'm track, I'm working out.  Now, for me, this means going to the gym.  It doesn't have to mean this for everyone.  Hiking, biking, running around the block, running after your kids, doing a workout video, kayaking, whatever.  As long as you're being active, it counts.  With the time constraints I've had and my kids still being pretty little, for me, it's the gym because THAT'S where I can be active.  So when I gripe that I haven't been to the gym, it's not because I'm bummed that I'm not doing what I'm "supposed to be doing" or because I'm not following some regimented exercise program, or I feel I'm wasting money on a gym membership... it's because I'm usually not doing anything active to make up for not being at the gym.  Make sense?
  • When I'm eating well most of the time.  I am not an all-or-nothing gal.  I believe in everything in moderation.  If I really want a cookie, I eat a cookie.  If I really want a rice krispy treat, I eat a rice krispy treat.  But I think the key to losing weight and maintaining a healthy lifestyle is making good choices most of the time.  When I feel I'm not doing well is when most of my meals are fried, fast food or just generally junk.  Generally this also means I'm snacking more and not of the healthy variety.  It means I'm visiting the candy bowl or grabbing a bag of chips or something.  
So there you have it.  If those two things are not aligned, I feel like I'm letting myself down.  And yes I do have to be doing both to feel productive.  If I'm eating right but not active, it just isn't good enough.  It's not just a mental thing though.  I can physically feel the difference when I'm doing what needs to be done.  If I'm not, I get grumpy, lethargic, I feel bloated and just BLAH.  The past two weeks, I feel good.  I feel back on plan, back on target.  I gained last week even doing what I thought needed to be done.  Whatever.  It's done and over with...no reason to really change the plan.  With the weekend ahead of me, it's possible I won't lose anything this week either.  But my birthday is Monday so oh well.  Maybe as a birthday gift to myself, I won't even weigh in Monday.  It could happen.  This scale whore could stay away from the scale one Monday.  Or maybe I'll weigh in Sunday just to take a peek and then move on.  Hmmm....

I hope you all have a fabulous weekend.  I turn 30 on Monday so be on the lookout for the "30 things I love about turning 30 with the band" post.  Hopefully I'll have cow cake pics by then as well.  Here's your Thursday Tickle (in honor of my oldest daughter turning 6 tomorrow):


6 comments:

Amanda said...

I will be singing to you in my office on Monday! Pretend you hear it! But I will remind you come monday! Welcome to the 30's!

KMR said...

Your Fashion for Fat girls inspired me to write my latest post. So check it out when you get a chance!! Other than that, Happy Birthday!!

~Lisa~ said...

Me 'n the Hubs will surely toast you on your birthday!! Have a TERRIFIC weekend!!

Ms. M said...

You are dead on... being active and making good food choices most of the time are critical for me to stay on track. And, being active allows me to have to have that cookie or rice krispy treat (did you have to bring those up??? lol). Perhaps that's why things have been such a HUGE struggle for me lately... the inability to be active is making me crazy.

But, one thing that does motivate me is the fact that you comment on pretty much every single one of my posts! And often before I'm awake in the mornings, so when I roll over and look at the email on my phone there your comment is to get me started on the right track before I'm even outta bed. Does that sound weird? LOL Anyway, thank you for that. :)

Jen said...

Happy Early Birthday you youngin!!! Maybe we can meet after I have the kiddo! I'll be off for 3 months so I'll have lots of time!

Ronnie said...

Happy late birthday to your daughter, and happy EARLY birthday to you, sweetie!

I love this post, it's so on target. I definitely don't feel right unless I'm eating healthy AND working out. :)