How I avoided my own health sabotage {#aHeartFitFriday}

First, I’m so sorry I never got around to responding to comments last week.  The whole family was sick this week and it was hard to find a moment to myself.  It’s a miracle I’m getting this post up (albeit late :/).  Please know I cherish every comment I receive.  I love when these posts turn into conversations and I’m sorry I killed the last conversation!  I promise to do better this week.

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Ok, actually a little more than halfway if you did the math…

How many times have you sabotaged yourself?  I do it all the time.

Regardless of my goal, I find ways to excuse bad behavior.  With my health, I’ve always had preemptive excuses ready, should someone choose to hold me accountable for something I should or shouldn’t be doing.  Whether it’s getting a workout or eating my favorite foods, it’s easy to lose my way.

I don’t understand myself sometimes.  Wouldn’t it be easier to just stick with the plan than to constantly find reasons not to?

Well, so far I have been.  A couple of weeks ago, I talked about ditching my bad habits and excuses.  Until this week.  We all got colds and I was so tempted to give into the easy comfort foods.

I mean, lots of tea means lots of cookies, too, right?

I think maybe it was that fear that kept me on track.  If you follow me on Instagram (@NAMAmmaSTE), you saw I did my best to get creative with leaner Super Bowl Sunday snacks, a warm and quick soft boiled egg with toast for breakfast (about 6 points with butter on my toast), and warm ~ microwaved for 2 minutes ~ cinnamon covered apple slices (zero points).  I also had lighter paninis using wraps instead of fatty breads and bowls of lean broth based soups.

I was thrilled with this week’s weigh-in!  BUT, though I don’t want to downplay my success, I do worry that no exercise this week means I may have lost some muscle.

In any case, here are the stats:

  • Height: 5’9″ish
  • Weight: 161.5 lbs!!! (-3lbs from last week)
  • Hips: 40.5″ (-.5″ from last week)
  • Waist: 30″ (-1″ from last week)

In an attempt to be as optimistic as possible, maybe the muscle I built last week had a chance to develop more and I sped up my metabolism… That’s what I’m going to go with ;)

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Also, it’s cold and a bad hair day, hence the headband.  Happy #aHeartFitFriday to you!

Do you have a favorite comfort food?  What is it?  Is there a way you could make it healthier?  How was your week?



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Comments

  1. I don’t think I am going to get to post today :(

    It’s been a busy/stressful last few weeks and I’ve been completely stalled on my goals. But seeing how great you are doing is inspiring. I need to make this work. I need to make time for it – even when the kid is sick and work is piling up. It’s important.

    Hugs to you for doing so great!!!

  2. You are doing amazing! You look amazing! So proud of you.

  3. Great job! I’m a day behind in exercise AND used that excuse to eat bad. I feel guilty. I’ll do my post later, if sick baby sleeps :) keep it up, you are an inspiration!

    • You’re doing a great job! I’ll comment on your post soon. I started to read it, but my attention keeps getting pulled in a million different directions today! It definitely takes a few days to start to feel normal working out again. And of course it only takes a bad day or two to throw you off track. I hope to get back to the gym next week, but with my birthday on Monday and Andy turning it into a 4 day weekend, we’ll see if that happens!

  4. You’re doing such a great job! Keep it up!

    Favorite comfort food? Pizza! And, no, I’m not going to make it healthier. I won’t compromise on pizza. I just have it less often and eat fewer slices.

    I had a good week, so I’m happy. :)

  5. Nothing makes you lose your mojo faster than being sick. I hate that. You are doing a good job, though. I’m so happy for you. Hopefully you feel better and can get back into the swing of normalcy.