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Friday, April 12, 2013

Angry Health Elf

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Since starting Whole 30, I have not allowed myself to measure any area of my body nor have I even glanced toward the scale.  My husband, on the other hand, is partaking in a weight loss competition at work and has been standing on it numerous times a week boasting his weight loss.  I'm so happy for him and somewhere deep inside I just know that it would be that way for me, too, if I were to step up.

I'm all about a healthy lifestyle.  I try to eat good foods, work out each day, and get plenty of rest.  Let's be honest healthy lifestyle doesn't equate diet and body building.  There are a lot of things that play into it.  Sometimes when I'm doing everything "right" I step on that scale and it brings my world crashing down around me.  Do you ever experience that?

It's like The Angry Health Elf hides inside the scale and just when you know you have made progress you step up on it and sure enough, you've gained 3 pounds!  You feel me?  

Honestly, I think half the reason I've been so successful on Whole 30 (see week 1 recap here) is because I haven't weighed myself this whole time.  See, I'm the girl that expects to see and feel results fast.  I want my pants to be instantly looser, the number to decrease, and to have an abundance of energy from the start.  So, I self-sabotage when I notice that the number on the scale isn't going down or perhaps it is fluctuating.  I decide that its not worth restricting myself if I'm not even losing weight so I just start eating whatever I want.  I decide that its not worth spending so much time in the gym or out running if I'm not losing weight, so I stop going as regularly or altogether.  You too?

I'm learning a ton about what I'm going to do after I complete Whole 30 by going through this current experience.  I can't wait to share all of what I'm learning with you once I complete the challenge.  I encourage you to stop focusing on the scale and focus on other forms of result.  If you were never a runner and now you can run a mile, don't worry about how fast it is - celebrate the fact that you can run!  Celebrate each healthy milestone; not just weight loss.

Here's to celebrating my accomplishments for 30milesin30days and 50milesin30days:
Sunday: 3 miles
Monday: 1 miles with the dogs, 3 mile run
Tuesday: 1 miles with the dogs, 3 mile run
Wednesday: 1 miles with the dogs
Thursday: 1 mile with the dogs, core strengthening, arms
Friday: 3 mile run (if weather permits)

Total:12 for 17/50 down!!

Link up any and ALL of your accomplishments below!

Check in on Monday to see my Week 2 Recap for Whole 30!
See Week 1 here.


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5 comments:

  1. I totally have an angry health elf inside too! You are not alone. We can do this together! Good luck with your miles and the Whole 30.

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  2. That angry health elf is a little slut! haha Can definitely play mind games with you sometimes. You are kicking booty though girl! Keep it up!

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  3. I know exactly what you mean and I have been there sooo many times. I hate when I've felt that I had a a great week just to see that I haven't lost an ounce or better yet, when I've had a bad week/weekend and I've actually LOST??! How does that even happen?!!

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  4. I feel the exact same way, I want immediate results! I feel like last week I was perfect, and I gained, and then this week I was all over the place and lost. Go figure. Amen to focusing on other accomplishments other than the blasted scale! Can't wait to hear your wrap up of the challenge.

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  5. i know all about this girl....my husband eats pizza like 4 times a week, every bagel he can get his hands on and chocolate every day and is as thin as a rail, I eat one slice of pizza and immediately see the weight gain!!!
    brooke @ what2wear

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