Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Weekly Fit Check: Resisting Temptation

red apples

Welcome to the second Weekly Fit Check, as opposed to a weekly weigh-in. As I mentioned last week, I want to start focusing on more than a number on the scale.

Will I still be looking at the scale? Absolutely! I think it’s an important indicator of where I am, physically, but at this point in my journey (at any point in it, really), I don’t want it to be the only indicator.

So, what symptoms did I see of changes in my overall health this week?

Last Saturday, Brianna had to be at play practice at 10:00. Considering practice is nearly half an hour away, that’s the crack o’dawn for us late-sleeping folks, so we had decided to treat everyone to donut holes – both as a quick, on-the-go breakfast and something to make us not feel so grumbly about having to get up so early on a Saturday.

Donut holes are a huge weakness for me, but I ate the number that I had planned to allow myself and I quit. Then, even though there were quite a few donut holes left, I stayed out of them despite several strong urges to snack.  I did have a couple more later that night as my dessert, but I didn’t snack on them all day like I wanted to or like I would have in the past.

I was really not feeling it when it came to running last week, but I had some mileage that I had to do to stay on track for my training for my second half-marathon coming up this weekend. I made myself finish, even when I didn’t feel like it.

It’s an amazing feeling to finish something that you really don’t want to do or feel that you can’t finish. It makes you feel like you can do anything, if you just don’t quit.

My motto:

It’s not a matter of can or can’t. It’s a matter of will or won’t.

I will.

I’m still more or less maintaining my weight. I did see a tiny loss this week, but I know it’s really maintenance. While I do still want to reach my goal, I’m not upset about maintaining, at this point.

So, what about you? How are you staying fit this week?

Do or do not. There is no try.

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