Sunday, August 14, 2011

Sunday night refocus, and boy do I need it.

I went off the deep end quickly this week. I type this as I sit here sipping a glass of sangria. It hasn't been horrible, but I would put myself at about 40/60 good/bad choices this week. I can do better. I keep telling myself I could get down to around 190 before Chicago, but if I keep farting around like this, it ain't happenin'.

You know me though, I'll keep plugging away, even if it is only a half-ass effort. Better than nothing, I suppose.
I keep thinking about my whole approach to things. I've tried to go back to things that worked in the past (specific food items, specific exercises, etc.), but those things just don't seem to be fitting into the grand scheme of things right now. I even thought about going back on the elimination diet for a few weeks, but even there, I don't have any great motivation to be so strict. I already know what my problem is (dairy), so I avoid it, and that's that. I need a new health philosophy, a new weight loss frame of mind. I need a fitness goal of some sort. Lord, I wish I was a runner, because I would be all over the 5ks. I just don't know what to do with myself sometimes.

I read somewhere recently that the people that get to their goals are the ones that learned to enjoy the journey itself and not just get through it for the sake of their ultimate destination. I think that is where I'm having trouble right now. I'm looking to hard at the goal, and not relishing the good things about this journey. I'm not enjoying the good food choices (which is ridic when you consider my hubs made the most delish zucchini patties with collard greens on the side tonight), and I'm definitely not enjoying the exercise.

What does this lead me to? I guess I need a change-up. Something totally different. I have no idea what that might mean food-wise, but for exercise, I think I'm going to try doing some classes at the gym instead of just hitting the treadmill and the weights. My gym has quite a few classes that are free to members, so why not try it out? There's Zumba two days a week, boxing, CardioSculpt, Track Blast, and even yoga right when I could be there. I'm going to try everything. Even the stuff I think I won't like. Hell, I might even try spinning in the mornings.

Anywhoozle, that's where my head is at this week.


♫ Drazil ♪ said...

I've really always wanted to try spinning and kickboxing but in Podunk that's not even offered. Good luck to you!

Anonymous said...

Yes, try some classes. I actaully enjoy my yoga, pilates, and zumba classes- the dreadmill, not so much.

Stephanie said...

I hope you find what is right for you. I find that classes or training sessions, although harder, are much less boring than a routine. I liked being pushed, tested and always being challenged. I hope you find your groove!! :)

MandaPanda said...

I think changing things up is a great idea. The same stuff isn't always going to work, depending on what you have going on in your life. I applaud you for opening yourself up to new experiences!

Ronnie said...

I think switching things up is a great way to get to your goal! I've been coming out of my comfort zone with exercise lately and it's really made the difference!

I also want to be 190 before Chicago! We can do it together. :)