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This IS ALL MENTAL. Take that to mean what you want.

Thursday, August 04, 2011

Mental....it could mean, CRAZY. Or it could mean, all in your head...but, don't they both kind of mean the same thing?

Am I making sense to anyone? hahahaha

Ok....So I really struggle at night. When I get home from work, I just want to give in and go back to my old eating habits. I have battled this pretty much ALL week.

But changes are not easy to make, right.

So, about an hour ago, I just posted a blog. And I was all frustrated because it's been 4 days since I have started counting calories along with working out, and the scale wasn't showing a smaller number and waaaa waaaaa waaaaa!

I was THIS CLOSE to NOT working out tonight and saying, "Forget it. I'm ordering a pizza."

But I have been working out CONSISTENTLY. I am on week 3 of turbofire without missing ONE workout. And that is AWESOME for me. So I thought, if I don't work out and go eat that pizza, how am I going to feel afterward....tomorrow.....this weekend?

If I DO quit being a baby and go workout and then stick with my eating plan how am I going to feel tomorrow....this weekend. Regardless of what the scale says?

So, guess what I did? I WORKED OUT. Even though I didn't get started until 8 PM and I was starving and a pizza did sound delicious, but I knew I would be disappointed in myself if I chose that option.

So I did tonight's workout which was HIIT 15 and Tone 30. I find myself saying this a lot during workouts, especially the strength training ones.... "DAMN, CHALENE!"

While I was working out and challenging myself, that pizza didn't sound delicious at all anymore to me. And I thought to myself..."Katie, this is all mental. This is all in your head."

I have gotten in SUCH a bad habit as I have grown up into an adult of DWELLING on the negative and just throwing in the towel before I really ever prove to myself what I am capable of.

There really IS something to positive self talk.

I can't tell you how much HAPPIER I am with myself now that I worked out instead of getting that pizza.

And I still weigh the same one hour later. hahaha.

If I can push through the negative self talk and NOT Self-sabatoge my efforts, then YOU CAN TOO!

Love- ME! Have a great night everyone!
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    LOL - all Panera cookies are delicious and sinful! They have a flower one right now that I'm NUTS about - and no nutritional information, which leaves my imagination wide open for thinking that means 0 calories :-D LOL
    3046 days ago
    Yay I love it! And you are so right! I talk positively to myself all through my day! Way to go gorgeous! emoticon
    3048 days ago
    Thanks for the comments ladies. I'm glad someone out there is getting something out of these blogs. Besides me! hahaha

    Skinnysoon- PATIENCE. Ahhhh....ANOTHER trait I really need work on. Patience AND Positiveness. Yeah, I have looked into the calorie cycling thing...I kinda do that in a way because I obviously don't have the exact same calories everyday. Like yesterday was my "high" day. It was because of an evil but oh so delicious cookie from panera named, "Chocolate Duet." Doesn't it even have a sinful name? hahaha But, YES. I am very glad I didn't derail tonight and kept chugging through. I don't have to DWELL on making a bad decision now. hehehehehe
    3049 days ago
    LOL - I just read both your blogs and TOTALLY relate! Yesterday, I REALLY didn't want to do the workout, and I was rationalizing, and having my own little pity party in my head, and then I realized what was happening - I was trying to sabotage myself - AGAIN! So, I too got up and pushed play. I decided to try the 55 EZ workout (which hello, not THAT EZ....). I wanted to quit SOOO BAD 30 minutes in, but I pushed through because I knew I'd be so mad at myself. I finished that baby loud and PROUD!

    I'm very proud of you for making the right decision. Hang in there with the food. You might want to try calorie cycling if after a few weeks you still don't see any changes, but for now, patience is unfortunately what you're going to have to work on :-D Who knew that PATIENCE was a factor in the calories in, calories out factor!
    3049 days ago
    I so agree with you. When I work out I am constantly negative in my head. It is so annoying. It is something I have to work on all the time. Good for you for ignoring the negative voice and being strong.

    3049 days ago
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