Monday, July 9, 2012

Pull Yourself Up By Your Boot Straps

*Last night we watched part of the Biggest's not the main show, with a whole bunch of different people, but the show with just one person's transformation. (Sorry, I can't remember the name)

It was about the girl who was 20 and lived with her mom.  And though I feel like she genuinely tried to lose weight, and you could see that she was really pushing herself in the workouts.  I felt like she was blaming everyone else.  A big part of the show was her complaining about her mother and sisters having junk food in the house and how they were so unsupportive.

I understand that it could be tempting to eat, but I really think that willpower has to be part of the weight loss process.  There will always be opportunities to eat junk food.  And I think there comes a point where you have to take responsibility for yourself.  It doesn't matter if your mother treats you this way, or your dad abandoned you....or whatever struggle it is you blame for your problems.  Everyone has struggles....everyone has issues.   I think it comes down to how you handle it.  Do you cry "woe is me" and wallow in it?  Or do you pick yourself up and live your life to the best of your ability?

I have spent a fair share of my life wallowing, and there was not one benefit to it.  It wasn't until I took responsibility and faced things head on without blame that I began to feel better, and like magic the situations in my life improved in almost every aspect.

I'm not perfect and I still have bad days, and bad moments.  But I like to think I try for the
 most part to take responsibility for my actions and problems.

I was so happy for this girl that she lost the weight and she stuck with the year program, but I just felt sad for her and so disappointed with the trainer that he let her go on and on blaming everyone.

*Saturday morning I had a great run with Erin and Brenda in Georgetown.  We did an easy 6 mile loop at about an 8:30 pace.  (I should clarify that I ran 6 miles and they continued on for an impressive 16+ miles!)  I love running with these two, and it made me so appreciative for the friends I have met through running.

*My back has been really sore lately.  I think I need to take time for some yoga this week or I am going to hate myself for not heeding the signs that my back is going out :(

Workout Plans for this week:
Monday - Danes Lower Body + 2 mile run
Tuesday -  Run Group 6 miles
Wednesday - Dane's Core Fusion + 2 mile run
Thursday - Dane's Upper Body Fusion + 2 mile run + Dane's Yoga if I have time
Friday - Rest Day
Saturday - the 10k from hell AKA The Toughest 10K in Texas

I hope all of you have a great week!


  1. Agree. It gets on my last nerves to hear someone whine and complain about things other people do. Hope your back feels better! My hip feels infinitely better now that I had a regular running week.

  2. Well said. I feel like some people are always looking for a scape goat and refuse to move forward and hold themselves accountable for anything. Not saying I haven't done this - it's just a bad habit to get into.

    I really enjoyed Saturday's run! I was in such a good mood aferwards - so nice to have company!

    Looking forward to Saturday :)

  3. We do all make choices and I'm with you, I have a hard time feeling sympathetic with whiners and complainers that want to blame other people. We ALL have struggles, no one's is worse than the next, people just deal with it differently!
    Good luck on your race this weekend! I look forward to hearing about it!!