Thursday, August 30, 2012

Ready, Set, Go!

The way I feel these days:

Out of shape
Not in a routine
Like my clothes are getting tighter
Not in a healthy eating groove

See, even the girl who has all the determination in the world to lose 133 pounds, can struggle too. Even though I'd like to be able to blame my lack of motivation or not eating/exercising the way I should on the fact that I have a new job that has been time consuming and leaves me drained and exhausted, I can't. It's a choice, just like everything else in life. We all have choices.  It just depends on what we do with those choices that will determine our success. For me, I've made it a choice to stop the vacationing mode with my body and get back to business. It needs it. I need it. In fact, as crazy as it sounds,  I go several weeks eating "off" and not exercising as much as my body is used to, and it almost makes me loony. I'm itching to get back. To make my body do what I know it knows how to do - what it wants to do.

The good news is, I got on the scale and I haven't gained weight. (I always stay in about a 5 pound range.  However, I guess you could say I'm at the top end of that range these days.) All my clothes (size 6) still fit.  They're just maybe snugger than I'd like them to. Also, I've learned that when you take a break from the gym, those toned muscles start to get a little bit of a lazy feel and the shape of your body starts changing. What comes to mind when I think about all this? Two words, actually. NO THANKS! I didn't work as hard as I did and fall in love with the new me to feel like this. Today is the day I say hello to the gym again, regardless of how tired I am after work.

This is how I will feel very soon:
In shape
In a routine
Happy about looser clothes
Remembering to eat every 2-3 hours

 So, if any of you out there have fallen into a rut or just need a little extra motivation, we're in this together. WE can do it! Ready...set...go!

P.S. I went to the gym. Ouch! Eek! Wow! No worries. I'm back at it tomorrow too.

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  1. Wow. Single digit clothes...I don't know if my bones would fit in a size 8...

  2. kikid, i feel the same,i am a 20 now, and in high school i was a 12, not sure i could get down to single digit sizes ever!

    But good for you Paige, on getting back on the gym train! I was in need of some motivation this week cause i have not wanted to go to the gym or anything.(i am on week 2 of weight watchers and my body is changing so much, makes it hard to wanna work out)

    Thanks for sharing your successes and failures with the world! It's nice to see it's possible to lose so much weight, i have 110 lbs i wanna lose and am down 5 now!

    Btw, i'm a new follower! :)

  3. Yay Paige!! Way to go! I can not tell you just how much I needed to read this post! I reached my goal weight last week and went on a 10 mile hike..only to pull a ligament in my hip and get hundreds of tick bites:( Not cool! So I have had a week of feeling sorry for myself, praying for relief and getting snippy with God when I doesnt happen right away!! I have over ate healthy foods (but still) and decided to "treat" myself to a fast food chicken sandwich! What a wake up call! I finished half and was so so sick! I will not forget that greasy yuck feeling on my mouth:( This morning I am through feeling sorry for myself and back on track! I will not be "that" girl again!

  4. The good thing is that you recognize the lack of workout and eating healthy. With the kids back in school getting that routine going again is easier. Good post! I've added swimming to my routine to give a little variety. I like swimming! You should try it.

  5. My left leg is a size 6 :-) We all go through a slump every now and then. It's our choice whether we stay there or not. Take care.

  6. I decided that when the kids went back to school I would do better with my exercise routine- 4 days of school = 4 days of exercise. Thanks for the motivation!

  7. Amen! I can totally relate to this post. :)

  8. Way to motivate others and yourself:) You rock!

  9. This is exactly how I am feeling lately and I need to get out of this funk! My runs have been great in preparation for my half coming up in October, but my eating is not on track. I am going to work on that. Thank you for posting, I love your blog!

  10. I am not sure how I found your blog , but thought I would finally comment and say how much I love reading it! Your a great inspiration.

  11. Oh yeah, I'm in that rut too :) You would NOT believe how lazy my runs have gotten!

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