Monday, April 25, 2011

Monday Mix Tape

Beautiful Easter weekend in the ATL! I ate and drank way too much but had so much fun just hanging out with my husband - it was worth it :) We did a TON of yard work including building the first level of a retaining wall/planter with 20 pound (each) blocks. Both days I soaked through my clothes so it was a serious workout. I was barely moving when I went to bed last night but woke up feeling surprisingly good - which is fortunate since I have my Monday training session later today!

Not a lot is happening on the weight loss front (more on that in a minute) but so much great stuff is happening to my body AND my brain so here's a list of non-scale victories. (bullet points of course!)
  • Yesterday I felt like running from the parking lot of Lowes into the store with the big wagon. So I did.
  • I'm so strong these days that I run up and down the stairs without holding the railing
  • Recovery has gotten so fast. So much so I'm looking forward to training this afternoon after a ridiculous hard weekend of yard work.
  • Confidence is through the roof and people are noticing
  • My husband said the face he fell in love with is reappearing (awww!)
  • Yoga on Friday night was easy !?!?!
Now for the scale not moving part. I'm not blaming that on anything but my diet. There haven't been many vegetables and there were several nights of eating out - things were just nutty last with lots of unexpected plans. I haven't gained thanks to all my working out but I do need to be losing. For the next 3 days, I'm not eating any meat and tons of vegetables in hopes of getting a few pounds off before my Scottish niece arrives on Thursday. The old me would have considered this week a loss and "started again next Monday" That in itself is progress.

Okay before I go, I don't know what the deal was with Easter candy this year. It was SO tempting. I was strangely drawn to, and even got close to a giant Reese's Peanut Butter Egg. The smell of it all was intoxicating. I'm glad the candy will be gone from the front door of the store and back somewhere in the middle aisles where it belongs - where I never go anymore!


  1. Amazing how powerful a fit body can make you feel! Love that people are noticing, too - you have got to be oozing confidence!

  2. Awesome NSV's!! Its frustrating when the scale sticks.You are doing great though keep hangin in there!

  3. A positive mental attitude is our biggest weapon isn't it? We aren't victims anymore and the mountains can be scaled. You go girl!

  4. Right on! I'm going through the same process right now and I'm thrilled to have found your blog! Keep up the good work!


  5. I loved this line. :)

    "Confidence is through the roof and people are noticing"

  6. I see that your confidence also has you acknowledging exactly what the issue is with your scale. I hope you realize that honesty is not only good for your soul, it will ultimately be great for your body as you straighten up and fly right!

  7. Damn those peanut butter eggs!!! The kids got mini ones and I have not eaten 1!! Rock it!

  8. Your NSVs are great! Your confidence shows in your writing it's jumping off the page.

  9. As someone feeling great and not seeing the scale follow those feelings, this post was a great pick me up and reminder that the numbers aren't what's important in the end. Thanks for sharing this!

  10. What an awesome place to be, on your way to great things. Keep it up, Tina!

  11. Can't remember where you are - hope you weren't were the storms were!

    (another Georgia resident)