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What Being Injured Is Giving Me

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I have to say that one thing being injured can give you is a lot of time to think. Sometimes this is a good thing - sometimes not so much. This year has been a tough one for me when it comes to injuries. The 5 month and counting hip injury really put a damper on my fitness goals this year. Then I got staph as soon as I was cleared to run. That set me back. Then the hip got super angry again, and now this (When Life Throws You A Curveball)

It's July ya'll, and I have only had a few weeks here and there this year of running consistently. It's been my worst year to date to deal with such issues. And mentally I was finally ready to run races. I had registered for both the Harrisburg and Hershey half this year. Well, we all know that's not going to happen. I'm still hobbling around in a boot. Thankfully, I was able to transfer those bibs through the registration system.

But, lately I couldn't help but wonder where does this leav…

Why I'm Weighing In

When I started this journey with ditching the sugar (How I'm Going To Overcome Sugar Addiction), I decided to step on the scale. I didn't want to see how bad I'd let the weight gain get to, but I wanted to see a new starting point. 130.2 (at least 20lbs or so over my normal weight).

And during this time of focusing on removing the sugar, I haven't focused on weight. And I don't intend to allow myself to focus on weight at this point either. But, I don't want to replace sugar with another type of food.
I don't think that I am. I think I've been fairly good about replacing the habit of reaching for sugar by reaching for other non food substitutes like coloring, reading, listening to music or exercise. But with that in mind, I want to keep a handle on the weight. If I see the scale consistently going in the wrong direction, I need to step back and take a look at what I'm doing.

So far so good. I weighed in this week at 127.8  I'm not dieting. I've only cut out the sugary junk food. I'm eating carbs. I'm eating pasta. I'm eating tacos. I think you get the point.

But by ditching the sugar, I'm getting a better idea of when I'm truly hungry. And I'm not just mindless eating. That being said, I was happy to see the drop. Although, being so far away from where I started can be discouraging. But I'm reminding myself to take things one step at a time - one day at a time- and one small change at a time.

I am curious to see what happens when I get back on my strength training routine. I've been lifting weights sporadically over the last two weeks. This week it's back to lifting on a regular basis. If I could be 128lbs of muscle - that'd be awesome - but clearly I'm not :) And that's ok too.

Because you know what, in addition to ditching the sugar,  I'm also learning to love me - all of me - and that my friends makes me smile.






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