And the focus returns!

This weekend was a lost battle in an otherwise well-fought war.  But losing one small battle will NOT derail my focus!  I went to FIT and Zumba tonight at Legacy, so my exercise schedule is good for the day.  I have a race meeting tomorrow night, so things may be a little “off” tomorrow, but I will work out at home.  Chest and tris, so mostly free weight work anyway.

Anyway…back to the subject of today.  I over did it a bit this weekend.  The Girls’ 5th birthday, gotta have cake.  Which is fine!  Everything in moderation, right?  Moderation went out the window when I realized there was 3 fairly large pieces left in the house.  EEK!  The rest is basically a BAD falling off the wagon story:(  BUT, if you want to know exactly what eating that much cake will do to someone who normally doesn’t eat that much sugar OR white flour…well, I gained 7# overnight!  Carbs make you hold fluid, so it makes sense, but it is very frustrating all the same.

It also made me realize that I need to reassess where I stand on Day 16 of my 90 day challenge.  I found yet another reason to stay focused….spite!  OK, I didn’t say it was a good reason!  But what I mean, is I am going to do it in spite of myself.  I know what I need to do, in fact, everyone around me knows what I need to do, BUT there is someone in my life who has pointed out the fact that I keep falling “just short” of what I consider my goal weight and look.  HHHMMMMM  OK, so is this me wanting to “show” this person?  Possibly!  Is this person trying to fuel my fire?  Also…Possibly!  Does it bother me?  A little, but I have finally realized that in the end, this is MY life and only I can make it what I want it.  The choices are MINE and mine alone.  I choose the exercise I do, I choose what goes in my mouth, and I choose what I want most in my life.  And right now, that is to continue living my life in a healthy way by eating clean and healthy and exercising and hopefully continuing to inspire and helping others to do the same.

It may take some time, but I WILL see the visions in my head become a reality!

3 Replies to “And the focus returns!”

    SOOO true, those words you speak, missy. WE choose what we put in our mouths, what we do to transform our bodies into something wonderful (thru exercise) and I remember not too long ago, when I WAS SAYING THE SAME THING ! ME. I WAS where I wanted to be, although briefly, I MADE IT. I need to get that same motivating FIRE back inside me! and I think, thru YOU, I just might be able to do that! LOVE YOU!


  2. You’re an animal. The cake won’t kill you, because you won’t let it get out of control. It’s a new day — watch out chest and tris! 🙂


  3. Thank You Lois! You have been one of my biggest cheerleaders for over 3 years now, and we will get you back on track and light that fire in your belly for you to get back to that lean, fit, healthy you. A backslide is NOT a sentence! It is simply that…a slide backwards. That does NOT mean you have to stay there!

    And I know you are right Sheila. I LOVE my new life too much to turn back now! Diamond pushups will be my own personal torture today:) They are my favorite chest/tri combo move. But SSSHHHHHH…..Don’t tell Mr Jackson! They hurt, but they work!


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