Sunday, September 2, 2012

setbacks

when i complain or have a bad day, i try really hard to keep things in perspective. i have a lot to be thankful for. but if i'm being honest, sometimes i let the little things get to me. 

this morning i had my 7 week weigh in. i know i haven't talked about it a lot, but the new plan that Steve [from Fitness Poynters] has got me on has been going really well. [ps... i do plan on doing a full evaluation/review of the plan once i've finished the 12 weeks. maybe even some before/after pics if i'm brave enough.] 

but this morning i had a 'set back'. i gained 2.5 pounds. 

and i was pissed. 

this i what i like to call the great scale debacle. to weigh or not to weigh? if i lose, it's never enough. if i gain i feel like i failed. and the failure would be easier to deal with if i'd cheated this week. but i didn't. i busted my ass in all my workouts and ate clean. beyond frustrating. 

but i ate my clean breakfast, listened to a great message about how we make the small things big, then went to workout. 

by the end of my workout, i was over it. isn't it crazy what endorphins can do? while brad was finishing up i went to sit outside to wait and think. while i was sitting there i started reading the lululemon manifesto that's printed on the bag. one part of it stuck out to me like a sore thumb. 
 
life is full of setbacks... success is determined by how you handle setbacks. BOOM. 

11 comments:

  1. Well written Courtney!! Sometimes it's so hard to stay positive and keep things in perspective. Love the Lulu manifesto.

    With your attitude your success is not doubted! So thankful for endorphins :)

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  2. A workout out usually always gets me past feeling bad or having a bad day. Don't worry about that girl! You work hard and you eat good, you just had a bad week. NO worries!

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  3. Awesome! Glad you felt better after you worked out:) I rarely weigh myself since it always makes me mad. Maybe once a month. I have been dealing with water weight the past few days and it's so annoying! But I have to remind myself it will be over in a few more days. You are doing great!

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  4. Scales suck. I always want to chunk mine in the trash after I weigh my self. It's not always because I hate the number on the scale, but more because I feel like the scale doesn't match how I feel. Awesome job moving right on through the set back. : )

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  5. Way to go Courtney! Love that manifesto. It is amazing how a good workout will change one's attitude!

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  6. Nice job finding motivation in the everyday. :)

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  7. I love it when endorphins make it all better. Don't worry with your attitude I'm sure the next weigh in will be in line with your workouts.

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  8. Isn't it amazing how a workout can make everything better? Glad you were able to realize that!!!

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  9. I think working out is my daily saviour!!!!

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  10. we all have setbacks, just remember that knowing you have them is a big accomplishment in the battle!

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  11. The scale can be disappointing at times but putting on clothes a size smaller never lies!

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