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Jan 15, 2012

Week 2 Check In–Spring Chick Challenge

I know for most of you on the challenge it is the end of week 2, but for me, it's the middle because my weigh in day is on Wednesday and I wanted to tie the challenge to that...so there you are :)

This week is going well for me so far and my scale is showing a definite drop in weight which I hope will show on Wednesday night's weigh in at WW. This week's weigh in topic was "Planning" and one of my favourites. I don't always stick to my plan but if I have no plan, I definitely do worse than having no plan at all.

I am meeting my weekly goals at about 80% and since I like the 80/20 rule I’m good with that. I am on day 9 of no processed sugar and feeling really good about my resolve and am even sleeping better and waking up less fatigued. I’m glad that the week 3 challenge will push me to keep that goal.

Although I believe in planning, I also believe in leaving room for life to get in the way. I have a full life and sometimes $hit happens.

I am not one of those people that is going to beat myself up because I missed a work out because I felt like meeting a friend, or reading a book, or playing Monopoly with son instead. I’m just not. This is my life, my journey and I have to do it in a way that meets my lifestyle and my needs, not yours, or yours or yours…or even yours.

Yes, I may be slower at losing weight than others, I may not spend as much time exercising or I may not eat all the right foods – but I am getting healthier, fitter and smaller at a pace that works for me, without overwhelming me, without making me give up, without driving me and everyone around me crazy.

If someone offered me a pill that I could be at my goal weight over night, I would take it in a heartbeat. If there were an easy way out, I would take it. But there isn’t, so the alternative is to put in the work and take each day as it comes and do the best I can with each day I have.

You don’t have to agree. You don’t have to like it. You have your journey and I wish you all the success you hope for.

In other news, I met a blogging friend for lunch on Friday and another blogger on Saturday for coffee and they are both so energetic, so enthusiastic and so inspiring that they completely lifted my spirits and renewed my resolve. I wish Tiffany lived closer so we could DO stuff together more often but no matter what is going on her life she always takes time to check on me and encourage me. She is my daily reality check. I think day to day support is really key for me and I’m lucky to have Tiffany and others who are always supportive and encouraging.

17 comments:

Leigh C. said...

I am so excited about running and yoga:) Can't wait for March. Thanks for the inspiration Enz:)

Cowgirl Warrior said...

Slow and steady wins the race. It always drives we a little crazy when someone hits goal weight at the meeting and then someone asks "how long did it take". Who cares? Everyone's journey is different. I didn't gain it overnight and on the path of losing I learn more about myself.

Gunnie said...

Well said Enza...Your pace is just fine!! You will get it done, I know you will!

Maren said...

I like the 80/20 rule. And I agree with Gunnie!

Kimberley said...

I so agree...whatever works for YOU is perfect, and whatever works for ME is perfect...and they don't have to be the same thing!

I either dislocated my ribs during my Harry Potter-a-thon, at yoga, or at the gym...the worst part is now the back is feeling better, but a few of my front ribs are sore...back to the chiropractor on Tuesday.

Fat in Suburbia said...

Slow and steady wins the race is my mantra. I average a pound a week and I'm ok with that. Have an awesome week!

Cowgirl Warrior said...

Thanks for your comment and for the record you are a runner :)

illiterate said...

Hey there! I agree with you 100%. This is a lifestyle change, not a race. If exercising 24/7 isn't something you think you'll want to do for the rest of your life (and really, who WOULD want too? prof athletes get paid and even they take some time for themselves) then I think it makes way more sense to make maintainable changes. Virtual high five! Can't wait to hear about your weigh in.

P.S. Good job on avoid processed sugars! xx

- DS

Ry's Fat to Fit said...

I agree slow and steady wins the race! Great job

EmptyNester said...

I cut sugar from my diet almost one year ago and I don't miss it one little bit! You shouldn't have any trouble since you have realized all the wonderful ways you feel without it. It really is a long journey we're on, but the end result will be so worth it! Good luck!

illiterate said...

@ your comment:
thanks so much for the kind words :) ! I really look forward to hearing about your boxfit experience. As for the Running Room clinic, how do you sign up for that? We have a running room in Peterborough and I think thats something I'd really like to check out. Trying to do it on my own is really trial and error - something I don't like to do running because I've hurt myself before. You are a smart cookie!

AndreaCGF(BajanFitness) said...

Loving the 80/20 rule! good luck!!

Jennifer Williams said...

I think you're smart for not beating yourself up. I agree the slow and steady wins the race. Good luck!

Matt said...

Funny you mentioned the processed sugars, I ate a bunch of leftover Christmas candy the other day and noticed just how crappy it made me feel. For the past couple days, I've cut way back on the sugar and feel much better. And thanks for the couple psushes on my blog, I needed them!

Rachael Heiner said...

Support is really important for me too - I can't do this without it. I think that being able to accept not being too rigid is important, not just in this, but in life in general.

Kris said...

You are so right - each of us has to make our journey in our own way! What worked for me will not work for everyone, nor should it.... and what worked for others may not have fit my life, either!

I love the 80/20 rule too. 80% success is a great average!

Anne H said...

hugs - is all I want to say!

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