Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Digging Deep

As I've probably mentioned, I've been listening to the all the archives of Jillian Michael's podcasts and she talks a lot about digging deep. Someone elses blog mentioned that recently too and if I had a memory left, I'd link to you. Whoever you are, I get it now.

I've given this a lot of thought and I'm realizing that's what's missing right now and what needs to the next step for me. Physically, mentally, and professionally. I've gotten too comfortable since I got married (oh and gained 60 lbs.) I have pushed myself in the past (lost 100 pounds, graduated from an expensive art school on my own dime etc.) and I don't have any idea why I stopped doing that. I guess settling into marriage is a lot like settling down on the couch at the end of a long day. Once you get comfortable, there's no getting up to work out :)

I'm going to really work on this. Today I applied for an executive level job which I know I can do but it's going to be hard work. Professionally and mentally, that's a really big step and I would LOVE to get an interview.

The physical part is going to be harder. I'm doing my workouts, I just need to dig deeper and find the strength within myself to make the sweat fly. I know that's what it takes because I've done it before. I never worked out less than an hour when I lost 100 pounds but now that's become acceptable to me and I kick and scream about why I can't even lose a pound a week.

It's time I work towards what I want to be. I've been moving backwards on the pay scale and the bathroom scale. Since I'm not having any kids, I might as well break out of my comfort zone and shoot for the moon as far as my career goes. I might have to dress up and be all corporate again but at least then I could afford a some new clothes and a trainer to go with them :)


  1. Way to go. I love the attitude and good luck in getting the job. Also, this is such a hopeful post so nice to read.

  2. Whoa...sounds like somebody stayed at a Holiday Inn! :-) Good point about getting comfortable. I stayed at the same weight most of my until life until 2 year in to (this) marriage. Keeping my fingers crossed for the interview Tina!!

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  3. Good luck with the job interview. I hope you get it.

    This was such a good post and one that really hit home. I've been thinking along those same lines - it's all up to me and I've been dropping the ball. I need to get motivated and STAY motivated. Good luck to us both.

  4. Hope you get an interview & the new job, too - if you decided you really want. Go for it!

  5. I hope you get the chance to shine in the interview. Good luck to you! Jillian podcasts? I had no idea nd must go and download them.

  6. Hard to lose weight while residing in the comfort zone. Kudos to you for realizing what a big effort it's going to be and gearing up for it.

    Good luck on getting the interview, too. That's exciting!

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  9. I think you are doing great and I hope you get the new job. I, like you lost a significant amount of weight and gained it back. I finally lost 150 pounds and have kept if off for 12 years. Keep going and you will get your dream! I chronicle my weight loss journey, with lots of before pictures at www.fittothefinish.com in case you want to see! Diane