Archive for June, 2011

June 9, 2011

Mental Vs. Physical

So much of the workout game is mental. I have to say it is maybe 80% mental while its 20% physical. Tomorrow I have to swim 2000 yards. I know I can do this. I have done it a million times, just not recently. I have to remember how good I feel after a swim. How refreshed and strong I am, It is tough because it is so much in your head. No music to help you forget about what your doing. I am going to swim tomorrow and I am going to be strong. I can do this!

June 7, 2011

Get it right, get it tight, yaaa boyyyyy!

I am not sure why that title came to mind but right now I am just feeling like I have figured it out yet again. I am getting it right and thus I should be getting it tight in no time. The sun is shining and there is no reason to be a Debbie downer on my blog. I am sorry for those of you who look to this blog as some sort of major inspiration. Where I know I can be inspirational, I am not always. On that note I am ready to take on the world yet again. This week is looking pretty intense on the workout front. But I came to this battle with my guns drawn and I plan on making a good fight.

What I did to make this week great:
I have food in the fridge that is ready for lunches an ready for make dinners easily. I have to have a good game plan to get this right and tight. I made a crock pot chili overnight last night and that was lunch for today and possibly for tomorrow. There is also some already cooked chicken for a quick salad, or I can roast some veggies on the side and call it a meal. This morning I woke up early! (yay go me), packed a workout bag, made a delicious healthy breakfast and even had time to do my hair and makeup(huge win!) I am going straight to the gym after work for my Spin/Run Brick.

What I am going to do this week:
1. Stay calm- I get stressed out when I have so much going on, but honestly I love it and thrive on being busy. When I don’t see friends or stay busy I tend to get down, I need to remember I love this.
2. Plan how my workouts and meals will happen ahead of time. Always have a game Plan.
3. Remember that anything that is upsetting me right now wont matter in a day, or a month, or a year from now.

This week I have workouts most of the week and I am going to conquer them all. If I miss a workout it is not the end of the world, but I am going to try my hardest to make it happen. Lets see how that 5am wake up tomorrow goes… Update tomorrow.
These are my daily thoughts on getting it right and getting it tight.

June 3, 2011

Working for the weekend… and a few bumps along the way.

All I have to say is after this week I could really use this weekend. Between tending to a sad sick little kitty, and recovering from an amazing engagement party this weekend could not come any sooner. I am starting to feel better about life in general. I was having a few sad moments over the last week but that is something we all deal with. I personally find that when I write about it, and tell the whole world what I am thinking I feel a little better about it. Things are looking up and nothing is worth stressing over for more than a minute. It takes a lot of (Skill? or patience? not such how to put it…) to realize what is happening right now is not going to matter to you next week, and if it still does what about next month? Or next year? After tonight I am getting back on the eating at home and really healthy bandwagon. I am going to plan my meals out for next week and be diligent with my training workouts. This week happened to be a week where we ate out 5 out of 6 dinner! These things happen. Life happens. All I can do is take a deep breath and know that the only thing I need to worry about is the big picture. I am a strong and healthy person with so much to look forward to. We are all going to have bumps in the road but its a journey worth the bumpy ride.

June 1, 2011

Torn at all ends…

It has been a bit of a stressful week, OK fine it has been a stressful few months! With wedding planning finally somewhat at a halt and the engagement party under my belt I finally feel like I can get back to focusing on me and my health/weight loss. I know this is something that I obsess about, If you know any me at all you will say that this is something that comes up more than a few times even in a daily conversation. It is something that has somewhat haunted me for my entire adult life and most of my adolescence. It is challenging, it is something that I deal with every day. But it is also something I do not want to give up.

The truly challenging thing about trying to lose weight for me right now is training.  I am training 6 days a week for my Half-Ironman Triathlon in Napa on July 30th. I am very excited and I know I am getting stronger for this, but it will be hard for me to lose any actual weight. When I finally came to this realization I decided that I was going to not weight myself weekly. I was going to check in once a month until the race is over and just focus on measurements. Then when I was thinking about it I started to worry, I know what happens when I don’t weight myself once a week. I know I make bad choices and I don’t think about it as often. This is the challenge at hand. I am not sure where to go from here. Do I weigh myself weekly and just not worry about it(so much easier said than done) or do I just keep plugging along calorie counting and training and hoping for the best. I would love to see some results as far as losing a little, but this just doesn’t seem fathomable. I have a goal to lose around 15 pounds for my wedding which is currently not until September of 2012. I know I can do this and it will not take me 15 months, but I also don’t want to slack off in the meantime. I wish I could let this go. I wish I could just tell myself this is the right way to do it and don’t worry so much.  But yet again so many things are easier said than done. Tomorrow is my Weight in day. It will also be a new month so I feel I should at least do it tomorrow and then maybe decide. This crutch is a hard one to let go. Sometimes I just feel torn at all ends.

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