I'm grumpy! I yelled at the scale this morning. I called it some names that I am not proud of, but I did it.
Because of that stupid unexpected gain. You ever have one of those?
You do every. single. thing. right and how does the scale repay you????? By going in the wrong direction.
It's just rude. Plain and simple.
So I had my hissy fit (it was good one too). I got the emotions out and then I talked to myself like I would talk to one of MY Weight Watchers members.
^ The scale does NOT dictate my worth.
^ My BODY just happened to forget that it is supposed to weigh the lightest for the week at 6:25am on Friday! *How rude!*
^ A gain does not take away all of the good work I did the past week.
^ Unexpected gain does not give me liberty to say SCREW THE UPCOMING WEEK, but to buckle down and keep at it.
^ Focus on the positives from the past week...
So what are those positives?
** I tried my first Barry's Bootcamp class on Tuesday ... and lived to tell the tale about Butts & Legs!
** For the first time in weeks, I came out of the weekend WITHOUT being in the negative!! I was right at zero. :P
** I did my first 3-hour training bike ride - outside - by myself!
** I am listening to my body and taking a couple of much-needed rest days to try and fix these tight quads.
** I feel in control, lean and overall awesome! Clothes are loose again and I feel stronger in my workouts (pre-injury).
And the best of all...
** I am happy again! Through and through I am overall feeling more positive about life, which is a great bonus.
So if you ever have one of those weeks where the scale forgets to repay you for your hard work just remember: Your Check Is In The Mail!
The scale will catch up to your awesomeness.
But if for some reason it doesn't then simply remember:
Before I get back to icing my quads, I would LOOOOVVEEE your daily vote in the following two Got Chocolate Milk contests… each ends on August 15!
^I am currently in fourth place (by a lot I know), but the top three vote getters secure the prizes. 1st prize is valued just over $5k, 2nd prize just under $1,900 and 3rd prize around $775. Holy cow they are sweet.
^The prize? $500 in sponsorship money, which I will use to fund my first Ragnar Relay experience, new training gear and free race entries. Each time you vote $1 is donated to the Challenged Athletes Foundation. How awesome is that?
Thank you all so much!!!
How do you get past an unexpected gain?