Seriously! Let me start at the beginning, the family went to the gym tonight and we started off playing a bit of basket ball. Let me tell you a 2 year old with a big basketball on a huge court may be one of the cutest things ever especially when he jumps next to the ball instead of dribbling it. Just too CUTE!
Sorry I got sidetrack.
Anyway, when we got there I was eying up the rock-climbing wall. The husband said I should do it.. Honestly, I’ve been eying it up since I joined but who wants to see a 31 year old make a fool of herself trying to climb a wall? Anyway, I haven’t seen anyone over the age of 13 give it a try, ever. So after basketball we put the little guy in childcare and I hit the weights. Man! I’m really loving the weight training! I pushed myself again and increased my weight on a few machines.
Sorry, sidetracked again, I do have a point to this. I promise :~)
On our way out the wall was calling me, again. I thought about it and decided what the hell?!? You only live once, right?!? (I’ve been using that line a lot since turning 30). I know when I was heavier I would have never done it, not in a million years. I would have been too embarrassed and assumed everyone was watching the chubby girl try to climb a wall. Then I realized I was making the same excuse for myself this time, but instead of weight, I was using my age.
So I DID IT and IT WAS AWESOME! I mean seriously fun. And talk about feeling strong and building confidence! I just about made it to the top and you know what, NEXT TIME I will! Oh Yeah, that’s right, I’m doing it again because I’m a young, hip rockwall climbing MOM! :~)
I’m so done not doing things because of the way it may look or the way I may look. I’ve always had a air of confidence about me but a lot of people don’t know I would shy away from things I really would have liked to do but I was ashamed of myself and my body. Once I realized and accepted myself for who I am, chubbiness and all, I was able to succeed on the weight loss front.
Ok, on to more self-analysis this time on the food front. This may come to a surprise for some of you but I think I’m going to stop counting points. You guys know I’m a Weight Watchers Flex plan fanatic but I just need a break. I’m still going to journal just not going count. I pretty much eat mostly anyway Core (don’t I?) so it’s not really that far of a stretch to stop counting. We’ll just see how it goes. It’s not like I can’t pick up counting again if I feel out of control, right?
So here is my new abbreviated food journal.
- 1 egg and 1 egg white omelet with a sprinkle of bacon bits and a slice of light ham. ½ whole wheat english muffin with a smear of raw almond/peanut butter and blueberry fruit spread.
- Sweet Pork Stir-fry with a side of whole grain sesame rice
- Light yogurt
- Ak-Mak Crackers with a wedge of The Laughing Cow Cheese and a few sliced of turkey pepperoni
- Handful of nuts
- Chick-fil-A Garden Chargrilled Salad with a bit of honey mustard dressing. 2 of the toddlers chicken nuggets and a diet lemonade.
- ‘Who Needs Ice Cream’ Banana Split!
It feels so weird not to total the points but I have to admit it took a lot less time! And I’ll need all the time I can get when classes start Monday!