Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Rethink your Shrink

Rethink your Shrink!

If you head over to the Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans, this is the title of the new seven week challenge. I think this is quite a statement to ponder. I'm sure you can tell that this challenge will involve getting in our own heads about how we feel about weight loss, fitness and eating habits among other things. Now, the real question to all this is, can I do it?

I am not good at being a "me" person. I'm the one who always puts everyone and everything else in front of myself. I try really hard to not do this, but I have been doing it for so long, it is really hard to change. Some days, I do okay, but other days, not so much. I always told myself that when the kids got older, I'd have more time for me. Guess what, not true. If I plan to exercise and then someone asks for help, guess which one wins? You got it! I'm like Ado Annie in "Oklahoma". I'm just the girl who can't say no. Boy, did I just date myself or what?

So, here is what I think about this challenge. It is going to be really hard for me. It is going to be a true learning experience for me. And I think it is going to be really good for me. Maybe it will prove that you can teach an old dog new tricks.

Now, the weigh in part of this post. Ugly, really ugly. I gained 2.7 pounds. I know exactly what I did. We all know exactly what we did. I ate bad things, I drank bad things, I hardly exercised at all, I forgot that water even existed and sleep was just about nonexistant. I was lucky to be getting four hours or so a night. Jeez, wonder why I gained weight? Bad Nancy!!! And to think I did that all when Santa was watching. No wonder he brought me Biggest Loser and Jillian Michaels Fitness Ultimatum 2010 for the Wii. I was thrilled with that though and I love them both. Great workouts. I tried them both on Monday and my thighs are still screaming.

Okay, I swear that I will give this new challenge all I have. I will really try to learn something from it. I will learn that I am an important person. I will learn that putting me first isn't selfish. I will learn that it's okay to take time for me that isn't carved into 5:30 a.m. I will learn that bad mouthing myself isn't the best way to motivate myself. I will learn, I will learn, I will learn! Right girls??????????

p.s. We still have several parties left this week, so there is a good chance that this will all start on Monday when I go back to work. I do soooooo much better when I am at work. Routines are good for me. Just thought I should be honest with you all.


  1. Do you have a dog? If not get one because what's good for the dog is usually good for you. I don't mean eat dog food but it's very hard to ignore those sweet puppy eyes at walk time. If it wasn't for our dog, I probably wouldn't get much exercise... but if mom doesn't walk the dog, who will, right?
    Congrats on your efforts, at least. I'm sure the next weigh in will be better news! Go, girl!

  2. you can totally do this. and if you think its selfish, just think about what a better you that you'll be able to present to the world. and how much more that better you can do!

  3. Ahhh, Nancy, I am right there with you! The kids, the husband, *everyone else* comes first. I can't bare to turn people down. My husband was shocked this morning when I asked him to help our two year old for breakfast so I could go for a power walk. It's the first time that's ever happened!

    And I agree this challenge is going to be hard. It's always hard to examine yourself and deal with the underlying issues. But SO worth it in the end. I'm reading to get my shrink on!!

    Oh, and I love Ado Annie!!

  4. It will be hard (not going to lie), but I just know that you can learn to put yourself first (at least part of the time!).
    I'm so excited to read what you discover during this challenge! Go Nancy!

  5. So true... I am "guilty" of doing for others first too! Had many of the same thoughts as you Nancy~ it will be my time later. One day it might just come true!

  6. Oh I totally know how it feels to put everyone else first. This will be the hardest part for me. Good luck! You can do this!

  7. Learning that I need to put myself first was and still is hard, and I'm single with no kids! But that's part of the whole point. Rethink your Shrink!

    Great job on the new work outs! Love hearing about muscle soreness! You'll do great this challenge, I know you will!

  8. make you time, you deserve it so much. When you treat yourself well, everything else falls in place


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