Venus Trapped in Mars

22 December 2013

Operation Get Fit: Linkup #3

If you fall off the wagon, just get back on. Don't stress. All is not lost. Don't wait until Monday to climb back on the wagon. Don't even wait until dinner to climb on the wagon. Climb back on right now and grab yourself a big glass of water. It's ok, we aren't perfect.

And guess what, if you end up skipping that wagon ride for dinner, then breakfast the next morning, then lunch and dinner the next day, well wagon rides depart all day every day, and you determine the wagon's schedule.

This may sound like a silly analogy, but it's true. If you screw up, just fix it. You know how to control your eating habits. 

Last week I fell off the wagon. I don't want to say I cheated or broke my diet, that sounds too harsh. I intentionally jumped off the wagon, actually, because it was my dang birthday weekend and I didn't want to eat a cauliflower birthday cake. I just kept telling myself, no worries, do what you want right now, but Wednesday morning, you get right back on track, don't let anything stop you! And I didn't. On Wednesday I had my iced coffee with non fat milk and my little breakfast bar and I was right back to being focused on healthy eating. 

I think that is something you need to remember during the holiday season. Treat yourself, but don't sabotage yourself. The longer you stay away, the farther away the wagon travels and the more difficult is to chase down that damn wagon. 

Those who wander are not always lost.

Progress

Weight Loss Progress To Date: Down 10.2 pounds
Weeks On Plan: 4
Weekends without falling off the wagon: 3
Weeks spent at the gym: 4

Off to Turbo Kick today before spending my Sunday working, what are you going to do to get out and get exercise today? I'm not sure what it is doing in your neck of the woods, but we have a beautiful sunshiny day here in Dallas, get out and enjoy it! 

Here are some inspirational / humorous words I've found around the Pinterest machine for you this week!











 

26 comments :

  1. YES TO ALL OF THIS. i always tell those who are so frustrated that they're not FIT RIGHT NOW! that athletes/fit people were not born fit/an athlete, they were MADE through hard work and determination. your "mistakes" are not what's important; it's how you move on from them that are. this includes any type of fitness 'failures' or falling off the wagon. just get right back on and keep going!

    -kathy
    Vodka and Soda

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  2. there's a linkup for getting fit?! how did I miss that.. will definitely linkup next time. you got this girl!!

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  3. LOVE THIS so much! Could not agree more. Sometimes it's good to get off the wagon but it's always good to get right back on too. Thanks for the encouragement (and laughs!) this morning! :)

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  4. 10 pounds?! Way to go! I have been off the wagon since May, but I'm about to get right back on it after Christmas. Probably. UGH.

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  5. Such a good point! I feel as though if I miss an outing to the gym, half the time I'm "off the wagon" for more than a week or so...been trying really hard to find in-house options to do in case I can't rustle up the energy to commute to the gym. :]

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  6. Girlfriend, look at you goooooo!!! So proud of you - keep it up!

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  7. We traveled to Ontario for the Christmas holidays and we've worked out the days that we were supposed to, so I feel really confident that we won't cheat too too much. I'm trying to be really good about eating. I have said no to a lot of sweets. I prefer to eat salty foods, so I say no to sweets so I can say yes to the salty. Like you said, you have to treat yourself but also don't sabotage. So here's to staying fit throughout the holidays!! GREAT progress by the way!! 10 pounds!! WOoop woop!

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  8. 10 lbs?? that's so awesome!! Are you doing weight watchers or just making smart choices??

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  9. 10+ lbs lost is awesome!! Congrats! I'm taking this week off the gym and back at it Monday!!!

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  10. Love your wagon analogy especially the part where the longer you wait to get back on the wagon the farther you have to chase it down! Keep it up!

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  11. Haha!! I just started personal training - it's a B!! But, I have a goal, so I will press forward. These images cracked me up!! Congrats on 10lbs lost!

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  12. 10 POUNDS? HOLY HEAVEN girl! Super proud of you!

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  13. Allowing yourself to enjoy the birthday celebrations was the right decision! Great work and proud of you for having a solid plan to hop back on!

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  14. you're really doing so good!! so proud of you!!!

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  15. You are doing AWESOME and I'm so proud of you for actually taking the steps necessary to change something you weren't happy with!!!! I believe indulging every once in a while is necessary. I know that I would never be able to maintain healthy eating habits overall if I didn't let myself go ape shit on some junk food every once in a while. It's about making yourself feel better in general, not making yourself feel deprived. Aaaand you can do whatever you want on your damn birfday!

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  16. You are doing great! A few cheat meals won't make or break your success. Glad you are getting back on and moving forward! You got this!!

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  17. Love this! You are doing so great!! I was bummed I couldn't link-up this week, got some issues going on on the side and not only haven't been working out, but I had wine EVERY night last week. Bad Carissa. BUT I loved reading the first part of this post for that reason, and I'm pumped to get back on the wagon!!

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  18. You're doing so GREAT! I will start something in January I think. I'm just not happy with how I feel in my clothes...and well...I'm too broke to buy new ones ;)

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  19. I always knew you reminded me of an actress, but I couldn't pin who it was, but alas, after watching the Hobbit this weekend now I know, it's Evangeline Lilly, you look so much alike, so pretty :)
    Merry Christmas

    Natalia
    http://leavingthecorneranddippingmytoes.blogspot.com/

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  20. I think your birthday is the best excuse for getting off the wagon. But don't worry, its there waiting for you to get back on! And I'm sure you didn't do that much damage anyway. Great progress so far!

    -AJ
    FitTravelerAJ.com

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  21. You are already down 10 pounds? Dang girl! You're doing great!

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  22. This is perfect, actually! The boy and I are trying to eat healthier (mostly because I've been not so fabulously healthy lately) and so I need something to keep myself accountable. I write this while drinking my Venti salted caramel mocha, but that's what airports do to you, right?

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  23. Alright girl. I'm ready to join this bi-weekly link up! #4 is on the 6th correct? Nice to know someone in blogville who's doing this too!

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    1. I mean the 5th... not used to looking as this calendar that starts on a monday.

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