Mule Headed Crazy Stubborn.
That’s me. At least, that’s what I want to think I am. Mr. Pea would agree, and I’m pretty sure my Mom would back him up.
I’ve had to have some serious self talking this week, reminding myself that it is persistence and not perfection that is going to get me to healthy. Thank the Lord, because perfect I’m not! Persistence I can handle. Getting up every day, making wise food choices and choosing to move instead of sitting on my fanny at lunchtime I can do. It’s days like today that I waver a bit. The Pea family wanted tamales for dinner, with black beans, chips and salsa, to be enjoyed while watching the SuperBowl. Chips? Definitely my Achilles Heel. Especially with my own homemade salsa. And a margarita. Oh yeah, I’m a huge fan of my own cooking.
Today was the Chainring Massacre, and The Architect did GREAT!!! He finished in 3 hours and 21 minutes. I was SO PROUD of him! Doubly glad I decided not to race today, because after several weeks of warm weather, winter decided to return today. The wind was pretty brisk and terribly cold. The Architect used my thermal gear to ride today, and was glad to have it. LOL..I’ve come pretty far insomuch that my teenage son can borrow my gear and it isn’t too terribly large on him. Short, yes, but not really that big around. 🙂
Here’s the prescribed update for Week Five.
1. Item of clothing and a picture of me. Princess Pea just said “I’m working on it”.
2. Weight This Week: 160.0. Waist 31″. Whoop it Up! One Tenth of a Pound Loss!
3. Goal Recap
Shed Five Pounds: It’s coming. Eventually.
Do Five Pullups: Oooh…I couldn’t do my one this week. May be due to the fact that I tried it after a majorly awesome kettlebell class where I did twelve bazillion sets of single presses, sweeps and snatches with the 18 pound bells. Yes. That’s ARM and SHOULDER work, with EIGHTEEN POUND BELLS, one in each hand. I was so proud of myself!
Firm Up the Arms: See Above.
I set aside Refuse to Regain this week and picked up End of Overeating by David Kessler. Talk about eye-opening. I’ve only read through the first few chapters that explain the science and psychology behind our cravings, and the deep dark secrets of American Food manufacturers who are seriously out to get us addicted to fat, sugar and salt. I didn’t get
I continued to read along with Jenny at A Minute Captured.
5. Catch up with the Challenge Buddy. Oh, I was a slacker this week. Hey Jo!! I promise to pop by this week and check up on you.
7. Visit Other Challengers: I missed Sunday posts, but did manage to pop by the mid week posts.
8. I do hereby solemnly swear to NOT QUIT. Amen.
Persistence, not Perfection. Keep the Faith.