Mental Monday

Yes I know it’s Tuesday. So what? I do what I want!! 🙂

Interesting observation I made this morning: I’m still acting as if I’m weighing myself every day. What I mean is, I’m still doing things with the number in mind – “ugh I ate too much, I’m never going to lose weight eating this way”, “I wonder if my run/walk this morning made me drop a couple of pounds”, “I wonder what else I can do to lose weight”…I guess you can take the girl off the scale, but you can’t the joy-sucking, soul-crushing, self-esteem destroying number out of the girl’s head. 

I guess it’s going to take a little time to get rid of the scale mentality. That’s okay, I gotta whole year to get rid of it. 

I’ve decided to change up my workout routine a little bit. For the last 2 months I’ve been doing the JNL Fusion dvds, which I really like but I’m starting to get a little bored with them and I’m not sure I like incorporating strength training with my cardio all in one half hour. I’d rather do a half hour of strength training and a half  hour of cardio on alternating days. So I’m working with hand weights and running intervals every other day this week to see how it works for me. I think I’ll like it better this way…until I get bored and go back to the dvds for a couple of months! Variety is the spice of life, no? 

I’ve slipped back into eating cheap and easy foods (read: junk) and accordingly, I feel like junk. Actually my breakfasts and lunches are good and healthy throughout the week (egg whites or oatmeal, big spinach salad, respectively) but it’s dinners and weekends that are killing me. I’ll be working on cleaning those up for the rest of this month. 

That’s about all there is to update for now. Trying to get myself geared up for kids to start school and activities to begin. It’s going to be another busy Autumn! 

7 thoughts on “Mental Monday

  1. Cheap, easy foods? Yep, that’s me. Do you remember seeing a cartoon of a list of super-woman/mom traits — something like: clean house, fit, balanced home-cooked meals, good sex life, tv-free kids, income? And then it says, “Pick three.”

  2. It took me a while to get rid of that nagging scale thinking…but once it was gone, it’s stayed gone, and I feel so much more balanced now that I don’t have a stupid number hanging over my head. You’ll get there. 🙂

    Oh, and on the workouts – yes! I get bored with stuff, too and am right with you on keeping it interesting (and therefore, me interested in working out) by changing things up every so often.

  3. Yay, you!!! Keep going. Keep trying. Keep switching things up. I’ll keep reading and trying to encourage you along the way. You can soooo do this!!!

  4. I say save the DVDs for when it’s cold and dark outside. 🙂 That’s what I do. How about the walking? Have you been doing that?

    For me, the scale isn’t about what I think about for the rest of the day, it’s the huge feeling of failure when I step on it in the morning that can make me grumpy all day. 😦

  5. Trying out what’s working for you and not having to follow the JNL Fusion et al to the letter is certainly advisable.After all,it’s not cast in stone.If it’s boring,leave it-there’s no point working out if all you think of it is just another boring item on your checklist-really.Try doing something enjoyable,that way,you of all the others sure know as hell that it’s what this is all about.Speaking of enjoyment,what you’re doing is no doubt a start.The endorphin and serotonin will see to it that you go back and work out the following day.All the best!

  6. Yeah, changing your exercise routine is always a good thing. Its supposed to be enjoyable. And “the experts” say that it is good for you too. Your body gets used to a certain exercise and becomes efficient, so changing it up might jog your metabolism too!

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