Positively Perfect Pounds Lost

I can now FINALLY update this blog with some weight loss news – cuz I finally lost some weight! Today’s weigh in showed a victorious 2.8 pound loss – a huge sigh of relief considering I followed the Weight Watchers plan very closely this week, and exercised consistently. I’ve come to realize that one of the joyous things about exercise is that it really helps you realize what some things are worth. By things, I specifically mean food. After a tortuous half hour of sweating, jogging, running, inclining, strolling, and then finally, cooling-down, I’m shocked to see I’ve only burned 150 calories. What’s 150 calories? A tiny pack of reduced fat cheese-its, two tablespoons of butter, even a large banana. That’s A LOT of work… for a little calories.

Last night as I grimaced my way through “My Strange Obsession” and watched a girl named Tempestt eat soap (no. for reals. click here if you don’t believe me), I firmly decided that I was too tired to go to the gym, and that I DESERVED a night off to lay around. I’m pretty stubborn – if you haven’t met me, you should know that I am very opinionated and very ambitious. So, my ambition last night was to sit on my ass – or so I thought. The longer I lounged on the couch, the more numbers ticked by on the clock… and the guilt started growing. It started small, with the little angel on my shoulder who wears a doctor’s coat whispering, “You’re obese. Get off your ass.”. Then the voice grew louder, this time turning into a svelte, slim version of myself, shopping in the Misses department: “Get OFF your ass.”. Then the voice was screaming, inside my ear, “YOU HAVE NO GOOD REASON NOT TO EXERCISE…. YOU AREN’T EVEN IN SCHOOL YET!”

And finally, my guilt got the better of me, and I laced up my sneakers, threw on my sweats, and headed to the gym. Thirty minutes later, I may not have had the most intense workout ever, but I went – and that’s what counts. I had a relevation the other day, that I’m willing to put in over 45 hours a week to succeed at my career, and I’m willing to take long, boring night classes to get a master’s degree… but why am I so resistant to exercising a few times a week for a half an hour? One thing is clear: My attitude towards my health needs to improve, and that’s part of the reason this blog exists.

So bloggies: Do you ever have a hard time reminding yourself that your health is important? Do you too struggle with realizing that taking care of YOURSELF is just as much of a priority as taking care of work, school, relationships and family?


4 thoughts on “Positively Perfect Pounds Lost

  1. GREAT job with that 2 pound weight loss!!! 🙂 I’m very proud! It is always so nice to see some results when you put so much work in. I find it easy to slip away from that idea that weight loss is more about health and not the numbers on the scale. I always have to remind myself small steps and small smart decisions will result in the improvement I want to see…which is not so much the numbers on the scale but the way my clothes fit and the way I feel!
    Keep up the great work in the next week and here is to another 2+ weight loss on Thursday!
    love ya!!! 🙂

  2. GREAT job with that 2 pound weight loss!!! 🙂 I’m very proud! It is always so nice to see some results when you put so much work in. I find it easy to slip away from that idea that weight loss is more about health and not the numbers on the scale. I always have to remind myself small steps and small smart decisions will result in the improvement I want to see…which is not so much the numbers on the scale but the way my clothes fit and the way I feel!
    Keep up the great work in the next week and here is to another 2+ weight loss on Thursday!
    love ya!!! 🙂

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