Weigh in gains
Wednesday, May 05, 2021
For the third time all year I gained instead of lost on the scale. I’m still in one-derland (!!!) but the number went up instead of down.
Was I surprised? No. I had a lazy week. Was the lazy week worth it? No. Saturday I chose not to work out and I chose to drink beer and overeat. Yesterday I didn’t work out and I had the stinkin day off of work! It was a workout day on a platter and I threw it in the trash. When I got dressed I chose not to put on workout clothes. It was raining and so I chose to stay inside. I chose not to get up early and do yoga (like I have in the past when rain got in my way).
I chose these things. I also don’t have nature on my side, as this is the bloat week in my cycle. But it would have been silly for me to be surprised by the number when I consciously chose all those things, knowing they might result in a lapse at the scale.
I’ve done this before... I start to do really well, I reach a certain point/goal and think, well now I’m done! I don’t have to be such a stickler because I met my goal. Checked it off the list. Now I can do something else!
But this isn’t something I’m ever going to be done with... enter: the mental training I’ve been doing since Jan 1, 2021. This isn’t a short term fix, it’s a long term lifestyle. Breaks are ok, but we are in this forever now. Don’t lose your momentum, don’t un-do your hard work you’ve already put in! Don’t pretend like you don’t care, because you do. There are more goals you have to reach that you originally set your sights on: smaller clothing sizes, stronger arms, reduced mom-pouch, impressing your friends/family/everyone with commitment to this long-term, slow moving goal. Remember the cool hairstyle you’ll get next July! Remember the tattoo you wanted! Remember when we hit 30 pounds dropped you get to re-pierce your ears and start wearing all of this cool jewelry again!
Remember that you will avoid diabetes and potentially hurting your body by not taking care of it- remember how many times you’ve thrown out your back in the last few years? Remember how many times your 5-year old asked you to wake up and play, but you didn’t have a lick of energy? Remember how much you used to sleep? Those will go away too, and stay away. IF you stick to this new lifestyle.
Breaks are ok. Quitting is not. Don’t quit on yourself. You deserve to feel better and be happy with that feeling. 💪🏻💪🏻 let’s do this