Friday, July 30, 2010

Day 53... the damage report.


WELL... vacation. Vacation tacked 2 pounds onto my already-voluptuous frame. It's a good thing Dr. Hempel finds me so hot or I'd be in some hot water, know what I'm sayin'?? UGH!

There is a bright side to getting fat and out of shape again... Really! I'm not even kidding! I went to the gym today, for a real "gym" workout (meaning I've been stretching myself in other ways that are outside of the gym) and it kicked my BUTT. I was all... straining for breath... covered in sweat.... stinky.... wanting to die... but it was good- truly, it was!

Here's the deal: when I don't work out in a way I can measure and feel proud of, my self esteem tanks. And I become painfully aware of my shortcomings. And my shame takes away all of the "shiny good feelings" of accomplishment and all I can think about is the fact that I didn't make it to the gym. However, when I DO work out, I feel like a champion. I feel healthier, happier, and thinner from the inside out. It's a good thing!

There's a wonderful saying that I created some time ago. I should have it copyrighted:

"Exercise is like sex- you're not always in the mood but you never regret it when it's over."  

(my husband is now officially going to kill me.) 

9 comments:

Shannon said...

Amy~ if that statement is True, he should be proud...I'm sure that there are women out there who can't say that they NEVER regret it. Just Sayin! I heard a statement once that said; "I can't believe I took my clothes off for that." See, so there is a flip side to every coin;)

Vicky said...

Amy,
I'm enjoying your journey! I'm a 'die hard' Weight Watcher...and you're my inspiration to not lose sight! Plus, you're pretty darned funny! I love the quote...how true, how true! Keep up the good work!

Miss K said...

ahahahahaha!!!! i love your quote! you freakin' crack me up!

Jill said...

Amy, You keep me motovated! I have not lost any weight since I have started to do something about it. My Dad laughed at me when I told him that I weighed as much as him. HA, I thought! I'll show him!!! Keep going Amy! You can and will do it!

Alison West said...

TOTALLY AGREE WITH AY !!! I HAVE SAID THAT MANY TIMES !!!!! REALLY TONIGHT YOU WANT TO?, THAN IT'S LIKE YES !
Just came back from a training 1 night in Bend but of course dinner with co workers from other offices and a drink or two than lunch on the road - glad it was just 1 night and 2 days. When it's a week it's really bad !!! So keep motivating us and we will keep trying....

natioam said...

You really need to copyright that saying because it is completly true!!!!! I can just see it on bumper stickers, little wall plaques, kitchen magnets....ok maybe not the magnets, but definately stationary to give to a bride to be at the bachlorette party!

許泓v辛 said...

時時關心,時時感動。..................................................

Beth said...

Ha, love your "inspirational" quote :)
Thanks for the laugh!

The Duckworth Family said...

I agree! About the exercise anyway! Last week I had a day where we got out and participated in some form of exercise three times and it was fabulous! Today we have hit two times….wonder if we could do a family bike ride tonight? But either way I have been lifting weights again and it feels fantasticly fantastic! I LOVE It!