I skipped 30 day shred(DAY 4)for a day

Friday, May 28, 2010

Thanks everybody for the support. I'm not too sore just had busy day yesterday. Two back to back potlucks and a bible study after dinner.
Felt good to just let myself take a day off. Even though part of me was thinking Jillian is going to find me knock on my door and knock me out.
Then I see her daily e-letter. Slow and Steady Wins the Race.
Hope you guys can take a minute and read.
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Friday, May 28, 2010

Slow and Steady Wins the Race

Remember the fable about the tortoise and the hare? The hare got off to a zippy pace and seemed sure to win. But he didn't, did he? The tortoise, while naturally much slower than the hare, kept moving steadily toward the finish line and was able to cross first.

What's the take-home message of this fable? Slow and steady wins the race. To reach your weight-loss goals, you need to switch from the hare's mind-set to that of the tortoise. In other words, you must break the "all or nothing" mentality.

Do you start diets with superhuman resolve — determined to eschew temptation and work out seven days a week — only to fall off the wagon and give up hope?

Such an approach to anything — especially to your health — can be very appealing, even motivating. But I'm telling you right now that overreaching the most dangerous way to set out. Human beings are imperfect. When you do skip a workout or give in to temptation (something we all do), you're more likely to throw in the towel.

So start thinking like a tortoise. Pace yourself. Have a slice of pizza and take a day off now and then, but don't stray too far from the path that will lead you to your goals.
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    absolutely true!!
    and some days we just need to take a break and live life! thats what is important!
    3798 days ago
    Thanks Crystal, I also needed the reminder and your timing is perfect. emoticon I hope to get to Indigo to buy the DVD this coming week. emoticon emoticon
    3799 days ago
    Thank you Crystal. That was fantastic and a great reminder. So glad you posted this two days before the big weigh in! I loved it! Thanks again!
    3800 days ago
    This is something I need to post! I, all too often, don't do what I need to do, but then beat myself up. If I take it slow, I will win this race. It is interesting though, that it is Jillian that says this with the different shows that show quick weight loss. Real people need to lead real lives!
    3800 days ago
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    I agrre with everyone else! Thanks for the reminder I took today off from 30ds because I felt I needed a day off and I'm not beating myself up I am enjoying my day off!
    3800 days ago
    Thanks Crystal - that was a little wake up call for me. Sometimes I feel so tired, but I still drag myself off the bed at 3:45am to get ready for my workout before heading off to work. If I miss a workout, I beat myself up and feel guilty all day and wonder how I'm going to juggle the evening chores and try to fit in a little fitness time. I'll go the road of the tortoise from now on, even though it will take a little longer to get there! emoticon emoticon
    3800 days ago
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    I need to remind myself of this often. Actually, I am a very slow looser. I do wish my metabolism would kick up after months of exercise. Guess it is the age!
    3801 days ago
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    That was a great reminder to allow ourselves to be HUMAN! I am glad you took the day off to rest though with all of those activites you listed I don't think rest played a role at all! Looking forward to hearing about all the shredding action tomorrow!
    3801 days ago
    Great blog! Thanks!

    Sometimes we just get in such a hurry to get there.

    3801 days ago
    I copy/ pasted the article. Enjoy! emoticon
    3801 days ago
    that link didn't work for me :( you must have to be a member?
    3801 days ago
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