Saturday, January 23, 2010

We Can Do It!

Yes, friends. It's that time again. How'd you do this week? I SUCKED!!!
I'm so mad at myself. It's the dang food. I always complain about it and it's always my weakness and I always give in to it. I suck. That's all I got to say about that.
In good news, I did my Fit Test for the Insanity program on Monday. I totally rocked it. I can't believe how much I improved in just two weeks. Then I sabotaged it all with missing two days of workout (one of those days was spent walking around the zoo and temple grounds, so I justified that). And my stupid eating. Stupid.
I watched a show about a woman who put her scale in the kitchen to remind her why she doesn't want to eat badly. If I didn't think my scale would be ruined by children, I'd do it.
I was also inspired early in the week by my cousin. I need to remember that. Anyway, he ran a half marathon in just about two hours. Yeah, 13.1 miles in 2 hours. Uh, hello? Can we say, "Holy heck!"? I'd love to run this race with him next year. He already plans on coming back down here from Oregon next year. Can I do this? I don't know. I need about an entire year to train. But first I need to be able to afford running shoes. Right now the choice is, "Buy a new house or buy running shoes?" I know shoes are cheaper than a house, but every penny counts when you're trying to come up with down payment money. Any independently wealthy people out there that need a charity write-off? I'll accept it. If you'll take care of my down payment, I'll buy my own shoes. That's being self-sufficient, isn't it? I've also heard of the book "Running for Dummies." That's my kind of training manual.
I really loved everyone's comments last week. You all help me so much. I hope you're all keeping up with your goals and I'm so grateful to have the chance to vent my frustrations to you!
We can do it!


TMI Tara said...

Don't forget the power of positive thinking!

This might be going too deep for weight loss, but I'm gonna go there.

During the creation, the Lord created things by the power of his voice. He said, "Let there be light," and there was light. That simple.

I try to follow His example by speaking positively about my weight loss and my goals and my ability to stick to it, avoiding phrases like, "I suck!" or, "there's no way I can do this." I'm afraid if I say it, it will happen. I'm afraid if I don't say I can do it, that I won't. I'm taking a lot of pride in myself to think that MY words have that much power, but I do think it helps. A LOT.

Keep going, Shelly! You CAN do it! :)

Jeri Dawn said...'s my problem. I am bored. Motherhood isn't all that stimulating and consequently I think about what I could be eating. Hmmm. So, I haven't found a good way to solve this problem--short of not buying any enticing food. But I'm working on it. Last week I did pretty well. This week my kids are sick and I am sitting on my butt holding them.

The good news...I tried on some of my old pants and can actually fit into a few pair. The bad's not pretty.