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.

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 😉


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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  1. says

    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. says

    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!

    • says

      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!

  3. says

    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. :)

  4. says

    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.