Thursday, August 30, 2012

Pushing Through It.....

The last two days have sucked.  Hard.  I must be getting my monthly unwanted visitor soon.  I can... like most women.... always tell.  I've not wanted to cook at all.  Nothing but greasy sounds good and I have been craving my DR. PEPPER something fierce. And then of course wanting something oozing with sugar which ususally means chocolate.  Why is it that time of the month reaks havoc on our bodies????  And I will fully admit I have crashed and burned on the foodie part. 
But.... I have been telling myself over and over again.......

Always in the past.... before this renewed and committed "Fit by Forty" goal of mine.... I have NEVER kept my exercise routine intact when I've crashed and burned.  EVER. When I've sucked rocks on my diet then I've always quit working out too.  So I've been telling myself that is the one thing that no matter what is going on I HAVE to give my body EVERY day except Sunday.  At least an hour of rigorous exercise.  And so far..... it's only been 7 days straight.... but THAT is HUGE for me.  I am PUSHING THROUGH IT!!!  Some mornings I absolutely HATE it.  I am dragging most days from getting up so early.  I think I've been fighting myself so hard over this that I haven't allowed myself to just relax and enjoy the process.  How is that possible when my body is screaming nasty words at me right?  Well... this morning.... I would say about 3/4 of the way through my run.... I noticed these......

How in the world have I not noticed them in 7 days??  And there's NO WAY they just popped up overnight.  It was like they were the light or sunshine at the end of the tunnel saying "Keep going!  You're almost there!"  Awesome.  Just Awesome.  As I was processing all these thoughts in my head after seeing them... I realized that the message today is something I need to make apply in A LOT of areas in my life.  We are dealing with some hard things that I won't get into but I need to figure out how to "Push through it!"  


  1. you can DO IT! The exercise will become like your breathing... your body will need it more and more... and then the eating will follow! Heathy eating, it is like fuel for you... keeps the body running... and just like your car, you don't wanna put crappy gas, because your car will run crappy... it is a vicious cycle right now, but it will become an AWESOME running LEAN MACHINE! I have lost 125lbs. If I can do it, SO CAN YOU! one day at a time... and don't beat yourself up over one bad meal, or one bad day... God gave us a fresh start every day... use it! :) ((hugs))

  2. My gosh, we are certainly on the same wave length!
    I too keep telling myself, no matter what... even if I eat that extra piece of hershey bar... keep the exercise going! NO MATTER WHAT! Because if that stops, everything stops. It is so hard to get back and stay focused on the exercising. I also always tell myself while exercising, "Don't Stop, Push On Through... I CAN do this"!

    We are doing our best, girl... that's all we can do!

  3. I'm right there with you Shanna! Some days are much harder than others, but pushing through it really is the key. But I know it's much easier said than done. Just know you're not alone. :) I've been doing great at the eating part but suck at exercising. That's awesome you've done it for 7 days straight!!

  4. Love you girl.....that is all!!!

  5. You're like the little engine that could...You're awesome! Love you!