Maybe not so boldly going where I haven’t before

Lately I’ve been having more “cheat” meals that I strictly should given what my goals are.  This morning I spent some time asking myself why?

The goals I have physically and aesthetically for 2015 are damn clear in my head.  I know what I want to accomplish, and thanks to amazing coaching by Colleen Gallagher I know EXACTLY how to get there.  Weight loss and performance is truly a science, and if I just stick with the plan I will see my abs by this summer.

So why am I randomly eating ramen noodles on a Friday night when I have loads of healthy food in the house?

Here’s the thing, as it stands right now I am pretty much the smallest and leanest I’ve ever been.  Even if we go as far back as high school, when I was on the dance team and extremely active, I was the size and a similar shape to what I am now.  In my glory days of college where I taught group exercise classes and honestly couldn’t afford to stuff my face regularly, I was this size.

I’m more muscular now, but this is about it for me in terms of what I know my body is capable of.

But I want MORE.  I’ve never seen my abs before.  Ever.  And no matter how tiny I was, I never had a perky butt.  Those are both on my goal list this year, as part of my mission to continue to cut body fat.

So maybe part of the reason I’m cheating so much lately is because my body is at a place where I’m moderately content?  I’ve never known anything “better” than this.  I’ve never known anything leaner than this.

Is it possible, absolutely!  But it’s a place I haven’t been before.  Maybe I’m a little afraid to push myself there.  Maybe part of me just wants to rest on what I know I can achieve and comfortably maintain?

I’m not entirely sure what the reason or the answer is here.  But taking a minute this morning to just realize and uncover these feelings has me refocused for the day.  And really, isn’t that what working towards our goals really is?  Taking it one day at a time and finding success in every good choice we make.

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2 thoughts on “Maybe not so boldly going where I haven’t before

  1. I found myself thinking and doing the same. I achieved my goal for my wedding in November and rocked that dress like I didn’t think I ever would. I saw a hope for abs and I got comfortable and it started to slide. And now I am at the point where I am putting weight back on and starting to get uncomfortable again and I am kicking myself.

  2. You know I won’t inject my opinions on you {much}. BTW, abs are not all they’re cracked up to be. But this perky butt you speak of . . . 👍

    I have a theory that our bodies will let us mess around just so much. Then they have a way of self-preservation. Getting out side or beyond that limit is when it gets tough. And even if we do make it there, our body will never give up trying to get us back to that safety zone. I found something really scholarly on this subject just recently, but damned if I can find it now.

    Anyway . . . wishing you success on attaining your goals, whatever they may be!

    Have a great Weekend😁

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