Random Thought #1 ~ I often feel like, if I write something down on a schedule, that it is then written in stone and if I don’t achieve it or do it, I’m a complete failure. Schedules, once made, should never be revised. There’s only “did it well” or “completely failed”. Well…there was. This time when I made my fitness schedule (because I loves me a longterm plan so I know what’s coming!) I did it knowing that I might change it. And I have. I have removed some gym dates because I already know that existing plans that I had forgotten about would mean I’d have to mark the day as a fail and that’s not fair to me. Instead, I’m just changing the day! I’ve completely deleted any reference to “WEIGHTS” that was on there because I have an even longer term plan that will take care of that (more on that at a later date). So my random thought is this: I feel far more like I’m setting myself up for success by allowing myself to revise and recreate my schedule than I would be if I had written the 2 month schedule and then refused to adjust it. That is a personal victory!
Random Thought #2 ~ I read this on this website and it really rang true for me. I am adopting immediately!
“I never tell myself, no more food. It’s so much easier to say, no more of that, but you can have as much as you want of this.”
Random Thought #3 ~ I need to figure out what my future goals are going to be as it relates to weight loss/maintenance and fitness. I have less than 6 pounds (hopefully I’ll be even closer after tonight’s weigh-in) to lose to get to my goal range (160-165). I don’t want to lose anymore weight than that. To be honest, I don’t even think that losing these 6 pounds is going to make that much of a difference. Obviously I’ll feel successful and pleased with myself but aside from that, I need better goals. One of my goals (for as long as I can remember….way back when it didn’t even seem like a remote option) is to do a spinning class in just a pair of shorts and my sports bra. I realize I will never look completely svelte and fitness-model-toned, but if I can get a little jiggle off and a littel muscle on, I think I should be able to do it. I’ll always have some excess around my waistline but that’s normal and…if you’re a woman….healthy and desireable. So beyond the sports bra goal, I need to get some solid things to work towards. Earlier this year I decided that I wanted to run a half marathon in July next year…and I still sort of do, but my exercise routine and future training plans do not mesh up with that goal, not at all. So I need to decide if I’m going to scratch that goal. I think so…..we’ll see. Anyway, I’ll be giving some thought to some fitness and appearance goals in the next little while. I will probably post them here.
Random Thought #4 ~ Tonight is my first back to back spinning class. I went yesterday morning and now I’m going tonight. I’ll have had a full 36 hours in between the two classes so I think it should be alright. I was feeling all lazy-brain this morning and was trying to figure out excuses why I should take a pass on the class tonight….but no, I’m going, I don’t need an unplanned rest just yet! Plus, maybe tomorrow I’ll be sick or something will come up and I won’t be able to go. Then I’ll really have wished I went…and I don’t like regretting silly decisions so my butt will be glued to my bike seat at 7:15 tonight!
That’s all the random thoughts that have been bouncing around in in my head. Weigh in is at 5pm and I will be accepting of whatever the number turns out to be, I have worked HARD this week and eaten well….and if my hormonal difficulties this week cause that not to show on the scale….well…I know I did well and that’s all that matters!
Love List ~ October 19, 2011
Today I am grateful for:
smaller pants that all of a sudden fit (yay)
glossy pink lipstick