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Why dont you act?

Its a pretty simple question, why dont I act? When faced with choosing something that is good for me I tend to try and talk myself out of doing it! Ill come up with a list of excuses, tasks to do instead, or reasons why it wont matter if I simply dont act. How many times have I woken up in the morning and faced tasks that I should do (eating a healthy breakfast, working out, doing some kind of a chore -laundry ugh-, or even spending time with my Lord in prayer and scripture reading) and instead of doing them, I simply dont. Ill talk myself out of it and choose to other things. (Netflix marathon of The Walking Dead, yes please!)

This past Friday the family and I were driving back from our vacation in Florida back to our home in South Carolina, we stopped in Walmart to stretch our legs and grab a few snacks for the road. We all split off and headed in different directions to go find what we wanted (no worries, the hubby had the little kiddies with him), when we met back up I somehow managed to have a package of Reese’s Cups in hand. (Um, Im not quite sure how they jumped off the shelf and into my hand, but they sure did!)

My hubby and I got to talking about how impulsive I can be. I have no problem grabbing a candy bar from the check out counter, its an impulsive move and almost an automatic move for me. (Stupid grocery stores and their junk food traps!!!) We get to the check out and I start scanning the chocolate to see if theres something I want. I know I struggle with making not so good impulsive choices but when it comes to the good ones, I can talk myself out of doing them without any problem.

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Recognizing that this is an area where I struggle has helped me make baby steps, I know its a problem and I know I can work at fixing it. Its like when exercising a muscle, the more you target that area the stronger it’ll become. The more you replace bad habits with healthier ones, the more automatic they will become! You wont have to talk yourself into things like eating good food, working out, being productive, praying and reading your bible … because itll become like second nature. Be more impulsive with healthy choices.

What Gets You Pumped?

Have y’all noticed that I hade this whole questions as blog titles thing going on? I didn’t mean to do it the first couple of times and then I went to read back over what I had posted and noticed the question theme. It took me a little thinkin to come up with today’s title! 😀

So yeah, what gets you pumped? If you’re on a lifestyle change/weight loss journey/diet/get a sexy bod.. or whatever you want to call it (lol), you’re going to come to a point where you want to quit! I know! Crazy right? You’ve come so far and accomplished so much! You have people tell you how fab you look. You feel great! But… It’s hard! It’s. So. Hard. You hit a little plateau or something happens and you get distracted. Maybe some horrible event comes, like the death of a family member, or you hurt yourself and get injured. For whatever reason you become distracted from your original goal. It happens. It sucks but life happens!

Last night I had a mini breakdown. I was going through some extremely minor issues, using the smallest excuse to try and talk myself into quitting. This happens a lot when it comes to my diet, eating a plant based, whole foods diet is the hardest thing I’ve ever done! And I fail at it sometimes..when I do it’s because I’ve talked myself into eating that stupid slice of chocolate cake or that yummy sushi roll. Well last night I was trying to talk myself out of Crossfit this morning. I’m to sore. I’m too tired. I need more sleep. I’m about to fall over. I need a break. I told some of my friends that I just wanted to get totally chocolate waisted! Just go into a massive chocolate stupor and sleep in. Hahahaha. Yeah. Not going to happen!

So before I could talk myself out of going (cuz really, I just started this Crossfit business, I need to go and get by butt in gear!) I finished my nightly routine of picking out my workout clothes (I like to match), getting my socks and shoes, washing my apple, filling up the water bottle, setting the alarm on my phone, whining on Facebook about how I don’t want to get up at freakin 4:50am (silly I know!), and planning what I’m going to eat after my workout. I just did it. Even though I didn’t want to!

This morning I got up when my alarm went off and I was back to normal. I didn’t give into that moment of wanting to skip the workout. I went to Crossfit and crushed it. I had such a fantastic workout and when I was done I felt pumped!

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Woot! And icing on the cake (or maybe I should use a more healthy saying…) was that when I got into my car my new fav song had just started playing! I rolled down my windows, blasted it, and sang along. ((Im sure the cars I passed must have thought I was on crack, or something. Ha.)) The lyrics are perfect for where I’m at in life right now. It’s crazy how much a song can get you pumped!

Whoa
I’m waking up to ash and dust
I wipe my brow and I sweat my rust
I’m breathing in the chemicals
I’m breaking in, shaping up, then checking out on the prison bus
This is it, the apocalypse
Whoa
I’m waking up, I feel it in my bones
Enough to make my systems blow
Welcome to the new age, to the new age

Welcome to the new age, to the new age
Whoa oh, I’m radioactive, radioactive
I raise my flags, don my clothes
It’s a revolution, I suppose
We’re painted red to fit right in
Whoa
I’m breaking in, shaping up, then checking out on the prison bus
This is it, the apocalypse
Whoa
I’m waking up, I feel it in my bones
Enough to make my systems blow
Welcome to the new age, to the new age
Whoa oh, I’m radioactive, radioactive
All systems go, the sun hasn’t died
Deep in my bones, straight from inside
I’m waking up, I feel it in my bones
Enough to make my systems blow
Welcome to the new age, to the new age
Whoa, oh, I’m radioactive, radioactive

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