I am active, healthy, fit and trim

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“I am active, healthy, fit and trim. I am active, healthy, fit and trim. I am active, healthy, fit, and trim.”

This was the mantra I fell asleep to last night after a few rough minutes with myself in the boxing ring. I was giving myself a pretty bad beating about my eating habits and how I’m well on the road to being fat again, etc etc etc. And then I decided that abusing myself wasn’t going to help, so I started to speak the words that I want to be true. The sentence above is how I want to see myself: active, healthy, fit, and trim. I woke up repeating these words to myself this morning, and I’m going to continue saying them all day long until I start to believe it.

I’m at a point where I literally have to take things hour by hour. The 8 hours of my work day aren’t a problem because at 6:00 in the morning when I’m packing my lunch, I’m not craving cake or cookies. Early in the morning, I’m all about what’s healthy – I’m not held captive by the sweets in my pantry. Why does it change 10 hours later? Why, at 4pm do I suddenly become a raving lunatic and face-plant into the nearest confection? I don’t get it…do you?

Anyway, in the evenings I’m going to have to go hour by hour and really watch my intake. Remember how I made a list of goals that I was going to hang on my fridge? Well, I never did that, and look where it’s gotten me. So I am going to revise and reprint that list, and today when I get home it’s going up. For some reason, I don’t like having to explain myself to my husband and kids, and they will surely ask questions if I put up a list of goals. I guess I just need to get over it and tell them that these are the things I’m working on and not to bother me about it. My kids see me working out, but I have avoided telling Sarah (my 8 year old) that I want to lose weight. I don’t want to infect her with my weight issues, so I just don’t talk about it at all, which I don’t think is a good solution but I haven’t decided how to approach it with her.

I’m excited about the Woman Challenge and lots of people have signed up to be on Team MizFit. This is one reason decided to work out last night instead of watching American Idol, so it must be working! My goals for the challenge are very simple: work out 3x a week and do some sort of muscle building exercise 2x a week. That’s it. At this point if I can do that consistently for 8 weeks, I’ll be a happy camper.

I am Active Healthy Fit and Trim. I am Active Healthy Fit and Trim. I am Active Healthy Fit and Trim. Dear God please let it sink in!

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11 thoughts on “I am active, healthy, fit and trim

  1. Me too, me too, me too. Sounds as tho’ many of us are having “issues” with unwanted foods popping into our mouths at the most inopportune moments…then doing it again. YIKES! Must be the phase of the moon, or perhaps the changing of the guards at the palace, or just plain being stupid. That one’s my problem….just plain old stupidity. Anywhoooo, we’ll overcome this, just like we overcome other stuff. Stick with it, it will be worth it in the end.

  2. Yeay, fellow Team MizFit member! 🙂

    I like your new mantra. You know the old saying, “let you mind go, and your body will follow?” Maybe it should be “where your mind goes, your body will follow.”

    *sigh*…I know what you mean about not wanting to infect the kids with one’s own weight issues. Maybe approach it from this perspective: “These are things I need to do to keep my body healthy and strong. Just like we brush our teeth to take good care of them.”

  3. Dear Active Healthy Fit and Trim Pear,

    I’m wondering if you eat enough food while you are at work? If you don’t that could set you up to eat too much when you get home. Or do you just want to eat at home to celebrate making it through the day at work (that would be me.)

    Have you tried writing down in the morning what you are going to eat when you get home? That way you would know what will fit into your calories for the day. You don’t have to stick by it, but you know if you eat something not on the list, you have to cross off something else. I do that all the time, like if I have to have something or other before dinner, I will cross off the potato at dinner (and yah, to be honest, many of my dinners are only meat and vegetable!) This really works for me.

    Well, thats all I got Jill. If its any help, you look active, healthy, fit and trim in all your pictures!

    • I think I eat enough during the day, but when I get home it’s party time. And the only ones invited are me and my snack(s). Yesterday when I got home I munched on carrots and hummus, but I tried to be aware of what was going on and I think the stress of the day and celebrating the end of the workday is what drives my afternoon binges. I just happened to make a good choice, but the speed in which I crammed carrots into my mouth set off a red flag that something other than hunger was going on.

      I really like your suggestion of planning it out and writing it down. I’m going to try that today. 🙂

  4. How weird that we are blogging about the same thing! I like your mantra and may borrow it. 🙂

    Yay Team MizFit. I think it is encouraging me to exercise more too. Yippee!

  5. ok pear’y pear.
    how you be now?
    what did the weekend hold?
    were you able to get moving today with the OFFICIAL kick off of the woman challenge?

    It’s hard, I know.
    that doesnt mean I wont lovingly nag 🙂

    my mantra is such a short & simple one—-but it works for me:

    I CAN DO THIS I CAN DO THIS I CAN DO THIS…

    • Work out is planned for tonight!

      Does cleaning extremely messy children’s room count as a work out? Cause that’s what I did Saturday!

      🙂

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