Monday, June 8, 2009

I'm too cute to exercise today


I will let you think about that one.

yeah....I texted that to Mr. P at about 4:45 this afternoon when he asked me if I wanted to meet him at Body Pump.

Worse yet...I totally meant it.

I bought a new shirt at OLD NAVY in the regular sizes (XL) that I wore to work today with a pair of brown pants and a necklace AND some mascara and lipgloss. I looked adorable if I do say so myself.. I didn't want to waste a cutey patootey day on just work, so I wanted Mr. P to take me out. But, I ended up working until nearly 7, and then decided to just come home because I have work to do this week. When I got home we decided to get the new grilled Kentucky Fried Chicken, and while the elder child fetched it, Mr. P and I went on a 3.2 mile run. So, in the end, I exercised after all, even though I was too cute. OH, and I had a corn on the cob, mashed potatoes (no gravy), two pieces of chicken and green beans for 12 points. Plus, it was YUMMY.

I weighed in this morning, and was down 1.4lbs, but still not into new fat territory. My healthy, healthy, healthy journey has gone flat. In 8 weeks I have lost .8lbs. My fat test score is still a high B, at 87.23%, and if you remember correctly I am aiming for a 62%. a ways to go.

I have hit a MENTAL plateau...I am doing great Monday - Wednesday, and then I fall apart over the latter part of the week. I am still getting some exercise, drinking water, and eating good fruits and veggies on the fall-apart days, BUT I am also eating candy, wings, fried pickles, and drinking beers. and. I am not journaling any of my choices, or even my workouts on those days.

I don't know why I can't get over the hump and stick with it all the days of the week, I did great for months, then have been just piddling around with my lifestyle changes. I am happy with the way my clothes are fitting and I feel so much better, but when is it going to TRULY sink in that this isn't good enough...I still have 100 lbs to lose, and at .1 pounds per week, I won't get to goal until August 7, 2028...a week past my 59th birthday! yikes. (Of course, Excel helped me with that date math.)

I hope the turn from too cute to work out, to getting in a 3 mile run and journaling is a BIG step on the right path back to heathly, healthy, healthy!

Were you too cute to exercise today?


wafelenbak said...

My whole evening blew up thanks to the messed up train schedule, but I ended up trying my Budokon dvd tonight, which is a blend of yoga, martial arts and meditation. Hoo boy! I thought it was an easy workout while I was doing it, but I was sweating when I was done!
So not only was I NOT too cute to exercise, I was also NOT too cute to punch and kick and sweat. :)

DAVs said...

I was an ugly exerciser today. I literally woke up at 4:35 in the AM so I could be on the elliptical by 4:45 and in the shower by 5:30 to be at work by 6:45 to see patients all day long (it helps to be able to give them good cardiac prevention advice like EXERCISING knowing I do it too, even when it sucks).
So I wasn't cute at work and I won't be cute at work tomorrow because I'm tired. With bags. Oh well.

I hope you figure out a way to get over your mid-week slump. I LOVE the way you calculated your weight loss goal date, you're pretty funny that way.

I'm too tired to offer any real I'll sign off now.

Alea said...

Love the excuse! Too bad it doesn't apply to me... :)

Fatinah said...

I realize you still have some weight loss goals, but just for a minute, stop and enjoy the fact that you felt so good about yourself today. We are all so busy trying to get somewhere else with ourselves that we don't take time to enjoy any part of the journey.

Your post made me kinda jealous, if I'm honest. You not only took the time to feel so good about how you looked on a day that you poopoo'd exercise - you came home after a long day, made a healthy dinner choice and went out for a friggen 5k run. That, my friend, is a day on the road to long term success.

creative kerfuffle said...

i think it says A LOT that you felt too cute to exercise (even though you still did it). and--the mon-wed sticking to the program is more than you were doing before you made this big change right? and now, even on your off days you are making more wise choices, etc. even w/ beer and fried pickles in there. i think you are doing great, regardless of how much weight you think you still need to lose. ; )

tara said...

Maybe we should stop worrying about the entire rest of the week and focus on adding one more day to the good days? Try to stick to the good stuff Monday through Thursday instead of worrying about the rest of the week. Baby steps and all that.

Alice said...

haha, i've TOTALLY said that before! for me it's usually if i've actually styled my hair for a change... then i can't waste good hair on getting all sweaty and gross! it's just not RIGHT. :-)

Not Your Aunt Bea said...

It's taken me forever to actually get this to post.

The outfit sounds so cute. You should post a photo. I am trolling for new outfits to copy and have taken note of yours.

Good to know you like the grilled chicken from KFC. I hadn't tried it yet, but now will.

I think you are doing awesome. You still ran. But I get how hard it is to keep up with the exercise and eating healthy for the weekend. I blame stress and social activities. When there's a lot going on exercise is the first thing I drop. And nevermind eating well. Especially forgoing beer. It is just too good when it is this hot.

Bulge to Bump said...

Sounds like you are on the right path...looking cute AND working out. It sounds like a good day to me.

I hope we hear from you later in the week...update us on how you are continuing your awesome week!

Anonymous said...

I have been working out, but my food journaling hasn't been as stellar as normal. Saturday I had pizza and ice cream cake so I got frustrated with myself and just refuse to journal the whole day. I used to journal EVEYRTHING even if it wasn't good. I need to get back on the wagon, but I haven't really been feeling motivated.


kilax said...

I have been struggling too - exercising but eating poorly. I figure as long as I stick to one, I will get back on track with the other. I just want to figure out how to! I hope we can both stick with it!

SoMi's Nilsa said...

Sometimes we need to take a step back to enjoy our progress instead of focusing on our failures. You should enjoy how you're feeling about yourself. Because you've made progress! And so long as you keep reminding yourself this is a lifestyle change (not just a diet that ends), then you'll keep up with the exercise and eating right.

BTW, I'm impressed you didn't gain given there were a couple weeks around your child's graduation where you had friends and family over and certainly plenty of unhealthy eating options!

Anonymous said...

Just had to say that this is my favorite blog post title ever.

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