Tuesday, February 09, 2016

You are so worth it!!!

I am a Bob Harper fan.  & I'm loving that he has taken over as the host of The Biggest Loser this year.  I loved Allison, but its great seeing Bob take on the bigger role of talking to the contestants in a more of a 'mentor' this year.

If you watched it a few weeks ago, he actually had a sit down with everyone & they were talking about why they felt like they had these addictions to food & eating & not taking care of their bodies.

They all had excuses.
They all had reasons.

Past hurts.  Rejection.  Trauma as a child.  Loss.

Using food as a form of punishment seemed to be key.  Or using it as a way of making people stay away from them.  A way of making a shield around them to make people keep their distance.

Food & overeating & obesity can run so much deeper then some people can even imagine.
Especially if you've never dealt with the issue.

But one lady was talking about her story & she made the comment about how she didn't deserve to be happy or to find love.

Bob stopped her right there & said, 'That voice you hear in your mind is a demon.  What he is telling you is a LIE.  Stop listening to that voice!"

First thing I thought when Bob said that was PREACH!!!!!

He went on to say how we have to believe in ourselves because no one else can or will do the work except for you.  & when you listen to the voices inside of your head telling you that you're not worth it, or you can't do something, or why bother trying... you just give in so easily.

I think that's so powerful when it comes to making healthy choices.

Whether that be losing weight.
Giving up smoking or drinking.
Adapting healthier decisions.

What it all comes down to is knowing in your mind, body & soul that

Every good decision.  You are worth it.
Only you can change that mind set to make better decisions for yourself.

So today, remind yourself that if you hear anything within your mind telling you "why bother"... tell that voice where to go... & make a healthier decision in one area of your life today!  Prove to yourself you are MORE then worth it!


Onto my quick recap of Week 4 of my Half Marathon Training

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Monday - Run 2.87 miles
Tuesday - Upper Fix
Wednesday - Run 2.64 miles
Thursday - Total Body Fix
Saturday - Run 5.20 miles
Sunday - Yoga with Adrienne

Getting in all my work outs...

I actually felt really good & strong on my 5.20 run too. I went out a little panicked because I forgot water & hate not having water for anything over a 5k - but with it being a nice day, I didn't get too dehydrated.  I thought if I got dizzy or nauseated, I'd call Ricky to drive me down some water - but knew the UK game was on... so if I were to pass out, I'd just have to pass out.  I ain't interrupting him with that!

I had 2 mental games playing with me this week though.

1. Dental issues. My jaw & face are still killing me.  I have an appointment in 2 weeks to go back & I can get more answer then, but I know its just all going to lead to more appointments, more work, MORE MONEY. Sigh.

This is actually what I've looked like at the end of every workout

Not to mention, the pain is just sitting on my nerves making me just really short-tempered at everything. I'm glad for the workouts to work off some of that stress, but moving & pumping the blood makes the pain worse.  Talk about a double edged sword.  I just keep trying to hang in there & remind myself this won't last forever.  it won't - right?

& the other mental game?

2.  I gained a freaking pound this week.  I know - I KNOW - 1 lb isn't much of anything - but my scale after hitting 35 lbs has just coming to a screeching halt.  & for some reason, when I start running, it makes my appetite increase so I have to really keep myself in check.

 I'm nervous now for my weigh in on Wednesday. If its up anything else, or I haven't at least lost that 1 lb, I'm going to punch something.  ... oh, who am I kidding. No punching. I'll just cry.

So we're heading into week 5 where I was hoping more runs outside would take place... but the temps this week will be in the 20's. I know I SHOULD run outside... we'll see.  I did just buy some lined leggings & I found a running coat I have & I do hate the treadmill for anything over 3 miles.  We'll see how life goes this week.

I'll just keep PRESSING ON!!!!


  1. we all deserve to be happy and the only thing standing in our way is ourselves!!

  2. Great post! I so agree that we have to learn to identify those little demons. I think sometimes we also have to reframe what is good or a reward so that those are things that are actually good for us, either physically or mentally. Great job on getting those workouts in! I'm dreading the cold weather this weekend too. I'm thinking of maybe doing half my long run outside and half on the treadmill.

    1. I may have to find a good movie on netflix & see if that helps the treadmill not be so miserable :)

  3. I hate face/jaw pain. Never in a million years could I go workout and get myself motivated if I had such extreme pain in my face. You're AWESOME for going out and getting it done! (And I swear, every time I start a work out routine I GAIN weight. Ugh!)

  4. I use to LOVE biggest loser but for some reason I haven't watched the past few seasons. I think it's just that I don't spend that much time watching TV.
    I am SO proud of you for all the running you've been doing. Perhaps that extra pound gain is muscle. You HAVE been kicking but with those workouts lately, so that is possible.

  5. Love this post! I think everyone needs a little reminder every once in a while! Great job with the workouts! Don't worry about a pound (I know it's easier said than done) but maybe muscle?

  6. I haven't watched Biggest Loser in a few years but it's the same with Extreme Weight Loss! So many of them have had such hard lives and they turn to food and then think they aren't worth it. It makes me so happy to see the outcome though! They don't only lose weight, they change their frame of mind completely, and it's awesome! I feel you on getting hungrier. Since I got back into a workout routine I feel like I've been hungry constantly and I hate it!

  7. I wouldn't worry about the weight (easy to say, tough to do) but it's all about how your clothes fit and how you feel! xo, biana - BlovedBoston

  8. What a great blog. I know what you mean about mouth pain. I HATE going to the dentist, its the worse. Don't worry about the numbers you maybe retaining water, etc. If you start chasing numbers on the scale you will never be happy. Take it from me. I learned the hard way

  9. Great going! Please don't worry about the weight -- I mean one pound after losing so much is just. one. pound. But then again, I can understand your frustration because it's still a pound! As long as you've been eating healthy and moving and grooving, it could just be muscle gain and not fat gain. I used to love the colder months ... but as I sit here and see snowflakes coming down and knowing how freaking cold it is outside ... me-no-likey. Looks like a treadmill evening for me. :( Keep pressing on!

  10. I haven't been watching "Biggest Loser" this season, but my new obsession is "Fit to Fat to Fit". Have you seen it? Oh, my word...personal trainers gain 40-70 or so lbs. so that they'll know the struggle their clients face. I love it! You are one INSPIRING lady...nothing keeps you down! Sorry about your tooth and jaw pain. Praying you can figure out what's going on and how to relieve it SOON!

  11. love this. so true. (she says as she shovels potato chips in her mouth). i am in such a rut right now i can't stop eating all the things.
    don't cry girl - just think of it as kgs and it won't be that much of an increase ;) just kidding, i'm sure you'll be fine! sorry about the dental issues, you are hardcore for continuing to workout through that pain.

  12. I love this post!!! I think we all have issues, insecurities, past hurt and what not but we are all worth it!!!


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