Bad blogger award goes to....C'est moi. Sorry for my lack of post yesterday ya'll. It was one of those rare days where I had nothing to really say, and I was swamped in real life. I feel like I'm in a blogging rut, tut, tut, tut. Maybe it's just this time of year, or maybe I'm getting tired of talking about weight loss, running, and fitness- muahahahah just kidding!
These last three weeks, I've really focused on getting my diet train back on track from the summer that just wouldn't let up. Food has and will always be the biggest piece of the puzzle for me. That said, half training and eating actively for weight loss has left me feeling fantastic. I did not tank out last weekend, and I will not tank out this weekend! August challenge is up Sunday, and it's time to face the scale. Based solely on how my cloths fit, and the way I feel. I'd guess I'm within one pound give or take from my weight at the wrap of Operation Red Bikini. Not weighing in has been interesting. I'm not ready to say I'm breaking up with the scale, and I'm not ready to say, I'm only weighing in once a month. However, I may bring it down to every two weeks. I'm looking forward to beginning a new challenge with Jillian Sunday, September 1st! RIPPED in 30. I'll complete the DVD everyday for 30 days, before and after pics to follow. Throw down that challenge Jillian cause this girl will pick it up (Pick it up Mississippi, Pick it up!)
I'm in a place where I'm very happy with my body. I feel fantastic: fit, strong, confident. I really want to focus on these feelings. instead of focusing on a number on the scale. As a yo yo dieter, maintaining any particular weight has been always difficult for me. When I'm stressed out, outside factors leave me feeling out of control, or feeling down, I will straight up eat my feelings. That felt good to say out loud (or print, schmantics) Oh let me liberate ya! That's what happened to me this summer. As much as I wanted to put on a brave face and say, I'm not upset about what's going on in my life, that wasn't true. Sonic's Summer of the Shake really got the best of me too #trueconfessions #likeeverysunday
Identifying these triggers and coming to terms with the cyclical nature of my habits has been empowering. When we can identify the why, we learn how to take control. You'd think I'd have it all figured out by now, after nearly three years on my little journey, however I'm continuously learning and adapting along the way. Once you think you have it all figured out, life will usually pimp slap with you with a just kidding biotch time to readjust! I can see that clearly now coming out of the other side. You live, you leaaarrrnnnnn! The scale always seems to either be actively moving up or actively moving down. I really feel that the biggest challenge in all this weight loss, yo yo, reaching goal weight madness, is finding happiness once you get there and maintaining that weight. For me personally, I like to focus on being fit and strong. The scale tends to stay round about the same as long as I keep the way I feel my top priority. Maintaining goal weight, le sigh, The pot of gold at the end of the rainbow...always just out of reach! I am determined to snatch it up and keep it to myself!
Hope you all have a rockin, safe, and fun Labor Day weekend! Peace, Love, Run! MUAH!
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