Monday, June 6, 2011

Monday mix tape

I'm back! My arm is feeling much better and my trainer is back from vacation just in time. I just had a great, sweaty workout despite taking it easy on my arm. I could have been working around it all along but the rest felt needed and it made me all that more excited to get back. Needless to say, I'm going to avoid the scale for another week and just focus on getting back to full strength. Funny what a lot of stress and a lot of pain can do to ones virtuous eating habits.

I was trying to explain to my trainer how I felt while she was gone and I was injured. It was difficult to put into words. I felt like a slug. Slow, weak, tired, barely wanting to move. The fact that its in the high 90s here isn't helping but I know what the real culprit was. We ate out a lot during that time and it was that oh so delicious combo of sugar, salt, fat and processed carbs. Delicious and poisonous.

So, in a week of not much progress on the physical front, there was a ton of progress made on the mental front. Never in my life have I enjoyed my workouts enough to miss them. I've also never been this in tune with my body and paying attention to what makes me feel good (and not good!) These are the makings of a lifestyle change and not the on again, off again roller coaster ride I've been on as long as I can remember.


  1. I laugh because I remember the first time I actually MISSED working out - it's such a strange feeling, isn't it? So glad you are back with your trainer and all is right in your corner of the world. :)

  2. Loving your workout is a very good thing. I'm still working on that.

  3. Missing workouts is a great thing - and it should reassure you that you ARE on a different life path!

  4. After forcing myself to get on my indoor bike yesterday - I realized how much I am missing walking outdoors. There is just no way to do it; however, in this Georgia heat. I need to find another activity that will win me over.

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  6. Hi, Tina. Glad to see that you are making strides mentally! This is definitely the hardest part, but it looks like I don't need to tell you that.

    I'm struggling with this as well and am looking for resources like your blog for inspiration. I was wondering if you could suggest any other media that is similar to yours. (Right now, I'm in the preliminary blog stage, but I think I found my show in Extreme Makeover Home Edition [ if you're interested!]).

    Thanks for your story, I hope you continue to reach your goal, and hopefully I'll hear from you soon!