Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Getting back to the root of this blog.

It occurred to me today that I've gotten seriously sidetracked of late.  The main reason for this blog was a means to track my journey back to fitness and to perhaps inspire a few people along the way.  It's helped me be accountable.  Nothing else worked.  But knowing that people were cheering me on, that people were inspired by me (which, by the way  never ceases to amaze me), that's what mattered most to me.  That's what helped me stay consistent for 9 months.  I can't remember the last time I stayed that  dedicated to a healthy lifestyle.

So while I love fashion (which I'll continue to write about and include outfit posts), and I love gardening (I actually have another blog about gardening and I'm not sure if I'm going to combine the two or keep them separate), and the variety of other topics are important to me, my focus needs to come back to fitness.

I started back on Sunday.  So far so good.  My nutrition could be better but at least I'm working out.  And that's a start.  I just wanted to give you an example of why you don't want to put too much stock in what the scale says, or even bodyfat or BMI.  In the past several weeks I've lost a few pounds.  That, despite the fact that I'm not working out and my eating hasn't been the greatest.  I won't be surprised to put a couple of pounds back on now that I'm working out again.  That "weight" loss was muscle, not fat.  I know, 'cauz my clothes don't quite fit right.  They're not bad, but I've got that freeking spare tire back. I don't need, or want, one.  I'm quite fine on just 2 legs.  I don't need a fallback spare tire.  Besides, it's kinda hard to walk on it.  LOL 

So if you gain a pound or 2, or don't lose any weight and you're eating healthy (don't forget proper proportions ... even healthy food can backfire if you're eating too much of it) and exercising, don't fret.  It may very well be your body readjusting.

How do you feel?  How are your existing clothes fitting?  How do you look when you check yourself out naked in front of the mirror?  THAT' what's important.

So for those of you who are trying to rid yourself of excess fat, hang in there.  If you're doing the right things, perhaps it just takes your body a whiile to get going.  I know mine always has.  And of course we always seem to want things to happen right away so we never lose enough quickly enough.  Whether you have questions or concerns or need someone to sound off to or just someone to lend an ear, you can always contact me.

"Life, the ultimate challenge, is not a race to the finish but rather a process of continued growth." author unknown.

Good night.


  1. "I'm quite fine on just 2 legs. I don't need a fallback spare tire."

    That made me laugh out loud!

    Thanks so much for your get well wishes. In spite of how crappy I've been feeling, I had a lot of fun putting that post together. I still feel crappy, but hope to get an outfit shot soon.

    Chuck keeps reminding me that progress is never a straight line. Whether it is fitness or blog posts and traffic, there are ups and downs. What matters most is that we keep trying and that the overall trend is upwards!

  2. The spare tire line made me laugh. You are funny Sandy!

    My gauge for my body fitness is not the weight on the scales, I agree with you, it's how you see yourself naked.

    I gained weight from my US vacation and now, it's time to get back on track again. Treadmill and running outdoor are always effective for me. xoxo

  3. You have a great sense of humor :D. Funny to have stumbled upon your blog today. You have to check out my picture that I posted on my blog about not fitting into my pants LOL!

  4. Fabulous post, darling!
    Especially loving that quote at the end....

    Hope you're having a wonderful week too!