Monday, February 22, 2010

"I Will Triumph!"

Remember in the movie French Kiss when Meg Ryan is on the phone with her former future mother-in-law and she pitifully and pathetically says, "I will triumph!" and there in the background is the Triumphal Arch of Paris?

This is how I feel. It's pitiful and pathetic, but I will triumph!

This week's weight loss endeavor was as painful as the previous two weeks. One pound loss, so that's good, but only one day of exercise. School is taking over all of my day. I'm having a hard time falling asleep, which means I'm having a hard time waking up early enough to exercise before the kids wake up.

My solution is this: Insanity must wait. I've been wanting to finish the program so badly, but you have to commit to it. I can't commit to it right now. We'll return the disks to Josh's coworker who so graciously let me borrow them. Maybe by the time I have the time to do the workout I'll have to money to purchase it for myself. I think that's a reasonable goal.

In the meantime, instead of setting myself up to fail by having a painfully vigorous workout program, I'm going to start one of the other videos I have. It's less intimidating and therefore I shouldn't resent doing it or dread doing it or NOT do it. I'm sad I can't finish Insanity, but it's just not in the cards right now.

How'd you do?


Celine said...

Yes you will triumph! I know it!
I did good this week, in spite of all the M&Ms I ate!
Keep it going Shelly!

Lori said...

I like to think that I do pretty good in watching what I eat. But my exercising is seriously lacking. I did make it to the treadmill once this week. The rest I tried to do at home, but that's always so boring but I do do it. Just not every day.

TMI Tara said...

Have you ever tried taking Melatonin to help you sleep? It's over-the-counter. It's natural -- your body already makes it. I take 3-6 grams when I have a hard time falling asleep.... It works like a charm, and you don't feel groggy in the morning!

I didn't make it to the gym once last week because I was/am fighting a head cold. But I still feel good about things and lost 3 lbs. It's all good.