Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Where Are My Magical Powers?

So I've been on this clean eating/weight loss kick for 8 weeks now. I've cut out most processed foods, I drink a cup or two of green tea daily, I've lost nearly 10 lbs. But um...I don't feel any different. Where is my glowing beautiful skin? Where is my boundless energy? Why do I still have internal conflict about NOT getting fast food?
I know. I need to work out. It's been nearly 2 years since I had my awesome fitness routine and I felt amazing. I did Insanity a couple months ago but only lasted about 3 weeks.

I randomly started getting email newsletters from a local personal trainer and I thought it was spam. I ignored it. They kept coming. I started to read them. I became intrigued. He's offering free sessions and I don't know if I should try it. (The place where he trains also offers classes) It's a big time commitment and with Marcus busy two evenings of the week already, that means I would have to work out on nights that he is home, and then we would never see each other. So that leaves the "work out at home" option. booo. I need motivation. And apparently my squishy gut isn't motivating enough.

You know what isn't motivating? The fitness boards on Pinterest. If I have to see one more hot girl's abs with tips on how to stay trim...I might lose my cool. I saw this tip somewhere : Eat ice chips when you feel hunger coming on." Woah woah woah sister. That is a TERRIBLE idea. The reason she looks so amazing is because she works out for 2 hours a day, 7 days a week. Good for her.<tramp>

"5 Rounds 20x squats, 20x pushups, 20x situps and a big ass boob job"

EDIT: I'm not saying I want to look like that...I'm just saying that no amount of  "working out" would make anyone look like that. except them, apparently.


  1. Hey Emily! I loved your blog today. I couldn't agree more! i have been trying to find motivation to work out and it just isn't there. The treadmill in my cold unfinished basement doesn't sound too appealing at 9pm at nite. Keep up the work with the diet. I was just venting to Brad last night and I have been eating like crap lately. I usually do very good, but i have fallen off the band wagon on my diet and need some work. And don't get me started with the hot girls on pinterest. I am so annoyed with that.

  2. Also i just have to say this: girl, you lost 10 lbs...That is awesome! Give yourself some credit! That took a lot of work!

  3. I agree with Kara -- you've lost 10lbs -- that should be celebrated!!! You could've just as easily gained or stayed the same. Finding motivation/time to workout when you have kids, the hubs, job, chores, etc seems impossible. I try to get in 30min/day on my elliptical -- which does help, but working out never really did help me lose weight. The only thing that worked for me was portion control... after I got mono, which kick-started it all. I don't think I'll ever look abstastic like the ladies above, but hey, I feel good, and that's all that matters.