Weigh-In #4: Heading in the right direction – The Shrinking Jeans of Lisa


March 24, 2010 by lisa

Last week’s weight: 169.2 lbs

This week’s weight: 167.4 lbs

Loss of  1.8 lbs

While I am very happy for this loss and I have been working hard at it, this weight  brings me right back to where I was at for our week 1 weigh-in: DOHHHHH!!!!!  Now, I just need to keep heading south with the weight loss and keep it off for once and for all.

Last week I logged 12 running miles, 2.5 walking miles, and 3 biking miles.  That’s a lot of mileage!

This morning while I was on the elliptical machine at the gym, all I could think about was …… how tired I am …… how sore my muscles are, especially my calves from all that running…… how my upper body is sore and tired from lifting my 27 lb toddler in and out of his car seat, his booster seat at the kitchen table and in and out of his crib…..how I wished I could be anywhere else but at the gym…..more specifically, still asleep in my nice, warm bed. 

Over and over, those thoughts ran through my head.

But you know what?  Even while I was thinking those things, my legs were pumping and moving on the elliptical machine and I kept telling myself: IGNORE THE RIFF RAFF GOING ON IN YOUR MIND.  Ignore the tiredness and the soreness and the desire to lay down and go to sleep for hours.  Just move your legs and it will get easier. 

I’m so glad I listened to the voice of reason because it did get easier and before I knew it, I was done with my cardio exercise.

Where am I going with this post?  I am rambling, no I am not.

Sometimes, maybe even a lot of times, you HAVE TO IGNORE THE RIFF RAFF and do what you know you need to be doing.  Just do it and before you know it, it will be done.

So yeah, I lost 1.8 lbs, I logged some serious mileage this past week, and I went to the gym even when I didn’t want to.

GO ME!!!!