Monday, June 7, 2010

Did I post this already?

Feeling like I needed a dose of this quote today:

Want to know what's in store for us in 2010? I'm predicting a sudden, burning need for exercise. A need so powerful, we won't be able to ignore it. The excuses of the past (e.g. "I'm too tired." "I don't have enough time." "This is so boring.") will no longer exist and our sidewalks will be so full of exercisers that we will spill into the streets, stopping traffic with our sweaty selves and shouting "Get out of my way! I'm exercising!"

--Paige Waehner, yahoo about exercise blogger

Friday, June 4, 2010

I am proud of me!

I'm proud of myself for:

Going to Yoga three times this week

Bringing my lunch to work 3 times this week

Drinking lots of water

P.S. 7:15am yoga was actually pretty amazing. May try again.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Dust yourself off and try again.

Three things:
1) I made my pita sandwich again and remembered to take a picture before I ate it. It was really good. And I liked using hummus instead of mayo and mustard.

2) My friend invited me to a 7:15am yoga class tomorrow! Eek! Must go to bed early and even lay out my yoga clothes so that I'm all ready.

3) I feel a little calmer today. A little more gentle on myself. Been digging Jillian Michaels mantra from her new show "Losing It". I only saw a bit of it, but in the part I saw, she said:

Why choose failure when success is an option.

Ooooh! I've been trying to move away from thinking of any of my efforts as a failure, but I really liked that and even said it to myself when I was wanting to go get a chai this morning instead of making my coffee at home.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Food is your friend

Not sure when my cousin Keri got so wise. I called her right after I finished my work day.

A hard day. I entered my office optimistic and excited to have had a weekend of recharging and right away from the second I opened my email, I was stressed out. I tried to shake it off. I drank tea I'd made myself! I ate my healthy lunch.

And then, I started snacking.

In the moment it seems like the food is going to comfort and help take that stress away. Like it's going to relieve it. But it doesn't make the situations better or make me less overwhelmed. It might calm a bit for a moment but it doesn't comfort.

It does help to distract for a second, but then I end up feeling bad about eating it and when the high from the junk wears off I still have to deal with all of the things I had to deal with before.

As many times as I think I know that lesson it's a relearning process. Little by little creating new strategies for the pause button. New tools for me to tap in to; ones that actually recharge me for tackling those to do's instead of zapping me and leaving me feeling discouraged.

I know this post might sound like ones I've written before, but know that I'm learning. And as I'm learning, I'm sharing.

Ah, so back to Keri! I called her and she helped me pause. And say, "Beth food is still your friend. Just because you ate junk this afternoon it doesn't mean that you have failed." It was nice to help me pause and get some perspective.

Thanks Keri! And thanks friends for reading along.


I forgot how proud of myself I feel when I bring my lunch!

Today pita with lettuce, tomato, hummus, cheese and chicken.

I should have taken a picture for you!

May month in review

0- Pounds lost

0-Pounds gained

This means total pounds lost-a whopping 1, but oh so many lessons learned

18- posts

That's all the "tallying" I'll do for now.