Arg!!! What Was I Thinking!?!

Ever have one of those days where you start feeling “blah” or just generally unmotivated (otherwise known as a funk)?  This doesn’t happen to me often; however, this is what happened to me starting yesterday afternoon.  Honestly, I don’t know where it came from.  And do you know what genius thing I did since I was feeling “blah?”  I decided to weigh myself!  On what planet is that ever a good idea?  Seriously, what was I thinking…Hum, I’m feeling lazy and upset about all the snow and cold weather, maybe I should go weigh myself?  What kind of outcome did I expect that to have?  Apparently I was out to really take myself out yesterday, because that wonderful scale showed that I gained 3 pounds.  Maybe eating 3 cannoli’s, beer bread, coffee cake, cheese, and other treats on Monday night (Skype session with best selling author Jenna Blum) was not the best idea.  Okay, I ate a cannoli yesterday and today too!  I really need someone to grab me and tell me to “Snap out of it!” (insert Italian/Brooklyn accent).


I (of all people) know better than to get on a scale.  I’m always telling my students and clients to toss the scale or hide it at a friends house.  It is never about the weight, it is about the size change (see picture below).  Plus there is water weight and new muscle mass to consider.  So, of course as soon as I got off the scale I ran to put my jeans on to see if they could still button. Thankfully they were buttonable.  Then, it was time to put the scale out in the shed.  I’m hoping the subzero freezing temps will kill the darn thing!


I have been working out quite a bit and loving it.  Plus I have been seeing great results from Tina’s Best Body Bootcamp and the extra time I put in at the gym working out and teaching, so I know that 3 pounds cannot all be fat.  The extra goals Tina has us set for ourselves are making a huge difference for me too.

One of my goals this week is to stretch or do yoga for 20 minutes (this was a goal for last week too).  This has been a tough goal for me to accomplish.  Heaven forbid I take 20 minutes to relax and take care of my muscles once a day.  It is Pathetic (note the capital P) that I have to literally force myself to do this, and then I whine and moan while I’m doing it.  All I can think about is all the other stuff I need to be doing instead of stretching.  Thankfully I have a very motivating son who gets me to do my nightly stretching.  He pulls out my yoga mat for me and asks me, “Do you want to fall apart or be healthy?”  Bless his little heart.

Well, today is a new day and I’m heading to the gym.  I have my 60 minute Spinning class to teach, and then I’m working out with the amazing Rita after!  I also pulled out an old elliptical workout to do before my class, which I have posted below for you!

20 Minute Elliptical Workout Hills

10 thoughts on “Arg!!! What Was I Thinking!?!

  1. Kammie

    Thank you for posting the picture! I needed to see that. I have to keep reminding myself that it IS about how we look, not the weight – that’s why I haven’t weighed myself since the beginning of bootcamp.

  2. Kaylin

    I don’t own a scale for this exact reason… Don’t get me wrong, when I visit my parents, I always hop on their scale. But I judge my success by the way my clothes fit! And you should be proud of those extra LBs! You look awesome! Keep up the hard work 🙂

    1. fromfltond Post author

      I think the older we get the more things we have going on in our lives, and it makes it harder to actually relax and do something like yoga. The 20 minutes of yoga or stretching is the hardest goal I’ve set for myself yet, and it should be the easiest…go figure?

  3. Carrie

    I hate the scale. I haven’t weighed myself in forever. I was good about taking measurements and then realized I was cheating myself a bit on that too. So, now I’m more honest and take measurements while looking in a mirror to make sure that I don’t pull too tightly. The good old jean check is a great one too.

    Great job getting in the workouts even if the food isn’t on target. It’ll all come together soon.

    1. fromfltond Post author

      Thank you for the positve thoughts! The measurements are the best way to go! It is funny how we judge our selves based on how our jeans fit. Reality hits home when they get tight. Monday night was our book club meeting, and I knew better than to eat that much bad stuff right now. I’m still blaming the snow:)

    1. fromfltond Post author

      I’m really enjoying it too! I love having her send me the workouts instead of having to come up with them myself, and those burpees this week were like none other!


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