Thursday, July 10, 2008

I'm Only Human....

and the great thing about being human is... you can't be perfect. I ate over my calories yesterday, but not too badly. In fact it was only 200 calories over. It just wasn't a healthy 200 calories. I did, however, feel yucky about it last night. So I hopped on the treadmill after dinner and walked a good mile.

I have to say that I am flattered by all the readers who have said that I inspire them. In truth, it is you that inspires me!! I would have given up long ago if I had not met you. Knowing that I am not the only one in this world that struggles with a food disorder, losing weight and life in general has really made me determined to beat it. For myself, yes, but also to help show everyone else that , although it is like walking through hell sometimes, it is possible to reach your goals! I will say this over and over.... If I Can Do It, You Can Do It!

Speaking of catchy phrases. I heard Tony Horton say this on one of his P90X workouts (I think it was plyometrics): YOU CAN DO ANYTHING FOR 30 SECONDS.

If you keep that phrase in the back of your mind while working out, you will see a tremendous change. When I am struggling in my running and ready to slow it down to a nice easy pace I think: I can do anything for 30 seconds... and I run that 30 seconds as best I can. I have been able to finish a lot of cardio stronger then before because of those little words. Every time I run I get a little farther! Give it a try, see if it helps you!

I have a pretty good workout set up for me today. Shoulders & Arms this morning. Tang Soo Do tonight.

Also, I changed my goal date to July 14th...... I don't want to weigh myself until after a rest day, otherwise my body is heavy with water retention. My rest days allow me to re-hydrate and lose all the water my muscles are holding on to. Lets keep our fingers crossed for 190!!!

5 comments:

dancer-in-me said...

I love that...I'm only human. That says it all. 30 seconds. I can commit to that as well. It is much easier breaking things into much smaller tasks.

groovybabe said...

Thanks TL, its hard to remember that it is possible at times but I think I am back in that place now.

FatMom said...

Yes, I agree, breaking things into smaller chunks is much easier to handle. In OA, we talk about how we can only work on TODAY. At times, for me, I had to break it down even further to: THIS HOUR. Food addiction is tough to overcome, but we can do it. We will never be perfect, because we need to EAT every day, unlike an alcoholic or drug addict who can simply not take that first sip/hit. A struggle, but we can do it, just like how you're doing it, TL! You're doing wonderfully!

P.O.M. said...

I took the whole "you can do anything for 30 seconds" to the next level. When I'm running long distance, I always think "I can do anything for an hour." Now I'm at "I can do anything for 2 hours."

Mark Salinas said...

If I over do it with my eating I will hit a 15-30 minute walk or similar. Great job and way to stay on top of it!