AAACK! I weighed in tonight at a disappointing 145.2 lbs. I know it’s not the end of the world but you all know that feeling when you are trying so hard and the scale just won’t cooperate. So I’m giving myself the same pep talk I give others when they email me with this exact scenario.
Keep doing what you are doing and the scale will catch up. That number is only one indicator of success, you feel great, you look great and that’s what matters NOT some arbitrary number on the scale. This is a journey, one you will be on for a lifetime. You can’t let one little number affect you so much. It’s just not worth it!
Speaking of feeling great, I had one of the most intense cardio workouts ever today. A coworker asked if I was interested in playing racquetball. ME? Racquetball? Sure! But I warned her I would suck and I did. HOWEVER, it was a fabulous way to spend a lunch hour and a fun way to get a workout in. I was out of breath in 20 minutes and sweat was pouring down my brow. I looked over at my competitor and noticed she wasn’t even winded yet. I said, “I admire people who have always been active and athletic, you’re in such good shape!” (mind you she about 15 years older then me) and her response was “I was just raised that way.”
“I was just raised that way.”
THAT’S why I’m doing what I’m doing. The toddler will grow up seeing his mom climb walls, lift weights, hike and just be active, happy and healthy. He sees me choose fresh fruit over chips, extra vegetables instead of fries and water over soda. In my opinion this is the easiest way to teach good habits. It’s all about example and I’m trying my hardest.
Now onto you guys! I get a lot of emails and comments that affect me but I have never experienced an emotional rollercoaster like one I did reading the responses to my first question. I chuckled, I cried, I smiled and I felt so much. I don’t think I’ve ever related to so many people before. Your honestly was inspiring. I truly believe that by asking ourselves questions like that, responding honestly and reading all the insightful answers gets us one step closure to our goals. It helps us realize we aren’t alone.