The quote above is what I tried to keep in my mind all week. When my body didn’t want to keep going, when my legs couldn’t make it to the top of the hill, or my abs (or lack thereof ;)) didn’t want to do another crunch, I told myself that it was all in my head, and that I could do it, I could keep going. And every single time it worked! I was able to push myself just a little bit harder and that felt really good.
I noticed that on the days that I exercised harder, I wanted to hang on to that feeling… that high, the energy, the overall goodness I felt! I kept finding more and more things to do to get in a little more exercise throughout the day. I took the girls on more walks. On some walks I would let them get out and play in the tennis court in our neighborhood and I would either run laps or do squats and lunges or whatever I could come up with while they played. Those were good days!
I’ve been working hard to stay ahead of my brother on our step challenge and that has helped keep me motivated as well! My current step goal is to get to 10,000 daily steps. One day this week I got to just over 8,000 so I have some work to do but I’m excited about it! It’s been consistently nice enough outside that I’ve been able to take the girls on walks in the stroller almost everyday.
My meals were pretty good this week but I could’ve done better. I think I may have been a little heavy on the carbs so I’ll watch that this next week for sure. I was in a bridal fair for my photography business along with other wedding vendors like caterers and bakeries soooo… I may have given in to a few samples! Whoops! I’ll be stronger next time!
With all that being said, the scale didn’t move for me this week. I was surprised and pretty bummed this morning because of it. I was hoping for another great loss like last week’s. It has affected me differently through out the day. I still put on my tennis shoes early this morning and got a work out in. I pushed through it. I made healthier choices in the things I ate and I’ve been more conscious about how much water I’m getting. But I have also had moments of weakness and doubt. I’ve wanted to just throw in the towel and forget about it all. I sat on the couch a little longer than I should have during nap time. And I even told my husband tonight after dinner that I would do anything for some frozen yogurt!
It’s been a roller coaster of a day for sure.
In the past I would’ve just given in during those dips and low moments. I would’ve eaten all the chocolate I could find to “make myself feel better.” And I definitely wouldn’t have done any kind of workout.
So now, sitting here reflecting back on my day, I realize that I may not have changed on the outside this week, but I most certainly have on the inside. My determination and willpower are stronger. Guys, I want this so bad. More than I have ever wanted it before. It is hard. But it’s important. To me and for me and for my family. I’m not giving up this time. I will keep going.
I hope you have a fabulous week! Thanks for hangin out!