Tuesday, June 28, 2011

True Confessions Tuesday

I've really come to enjoy Tuesdays.  It's the one day that I can get my "mishaps" out in the open, then move on.  True Confessions isn't about sharing guilt or shame...it's about admitting my mistakes, learning from them, and giving myself a list of things that I can work on.  It's not all "mistakes" either... true confessions also gives me a chance to brag on myself a little.  There are some confessions that I'm proud of...not every week... but most weeks.  Let's do this...

I confess that this week I'm 100% sure I'm going to have a gain on the scale tomorrow morning for the Burst into Summer challenge.  Probably not a small gain, either.  That's one of the down falls of being involved in a team challenge - I hate letting my team mates down.  I will say, though, that this past weekend was the first vacation I've had in 2 years...so the fact is I confess I wasn't really thinking about the challenge while I was away.  I'm sorry, team mates. :(

I confess that my meals while camping where far from good.  I ate steak, potatoes, and green beans Friday night.  I ate fried eggs, bacon, sausage, and beans for breakfast both mornings.  I ate hog dogs and hamburgers...yes plural...for dinner Saturday night.  I ate too much at meal times because I didn't eat during the day... because I was too dang hot.

I confess that despite not going for a jog or doing any yoga while camping - the two things I had really looked forward to - I made a couple of extra trips to the Bug Motel bathrooms....just so I could get some exercise.  I went up there when others needed to use the bathroom - even though I didn't - just because of the burn the walk gave me.  I mentally decided that if I wasn't going to do any "real" exercise all weekend...the few short walks up the 90 degree hill of death would give me something.

I confess that I ate s'mores for the first time in my life Saturday night. 

I confess that I don't like S'mores.  Please don't start gathering your pitchforks.  I know that it's probably un-American to not like a roasted marshmallow covered with melted chocolate and sandwiched between two graham crackers... but I didn't.  Believe me, I was just as shocked as you are. 

I confess that my camping trip taught me a valuable lesson about the importance of hydration and eating small meals throughout the day.  I learned the hard way what happens if you don't drink enough water - while being out in 100 degree weather.  I also learned that regardless of my "being on vacation" it's no excuse not to plan my meals - be conscious of when and what I'm eating.  I over ate because I didn't break up my meals.  I only ate breakfast and dinner... but at both meals, I probably consumed enough calories to feed a family of four.

I confess that yesterday - my first day back in the "real world" - I did absolutely no working out.  In fact, I spent most of the day lazing on the couch.  That means that I didn't do Day 1 of week 2 of boot camp.  I didn't do my Supreme 90 Day work-out... I did NOTHING. 

I confess that now I feel like I have to make up for lost time.  I woke up early this morning - excited about getting all of this off my chest - and planning what work-outs I was going to do.  I've decided on doing my Supreme 90 Day this morning, and boot camp this evening.  My Internet is finally working again, so I can watch all of the videos and do the exercises.

I confess that in my excitement about getting on the "exercise horse" again - I averted a bad dinner choice.  Hubby suggested chili dogs for dinner...and I responded with "urm, no thanks...are you crazy?"  Being the awesome Hubby he is, he looked in the freezer and said "how about I grill you up a piece of chicken for dinner?"  That's more like it!!  I'm back...no more crap for me, thank you very much!

Lastly, I confess that despite all of my bad decisions and "sins" that I committed this past week... I don't feel guilty.  I know that I could have made better choices, I know that I could have done things differently.  I know that a trip out in 100 degree weather for the weekend could have been a great stepping stool to a good weight loss this week.  I know, I know, I know.  Dwelling on all of the should haves and could haves will get me nowhere.  I learned my lessons... now it's time to move on, do what I can to not repeat the same mistakes.  All of these confessions mean nothing unless I learn from them, right?

OK, now it's your turn.  Want to get something off your chest?  Then confess all...and share your blog in the comments.  I want to read them.  Right now, though, I need to get some Tabata Inferno out of the way.

Till next time.  ;)
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  1. So you DID have s'mores! Yay! So you didn't like them. That's fine!!!! But now I can rest easy, knowing you had them on your first camping trip. Me, I love 'em!

    Now get your butt in gear!!!

  2. No true confessions here, just wanted to say I love your attitude and am enjoying your blog! Guilt can be such a saboteur so I'm glad you're going easy on yourself and that you let yourself just enjoy the fun weekend.

  3. OMG - I don't like Smores either and people are always shocked.

    Glad you had fun!


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