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No More Monday Morning Blues

Monday, August 16, 2010

Monday's are not my favorite day. I actually hate them. I have complained about Mondays. I have wanted to have the day removed from the calendar. I wanted the day to be part of the week end. But no matter how much I disliked Mondays, they always came the day after Sunday. Go figure.
Just last week I blogs about Monday Morning Blues.
I was laying in bed last night starting my usual gripe about tomorrow being Monday and how I hated it. All of a sudden I really listed to what I was saying. So I hated Monday's. I have been hanging on to that feeling for years. Has Mondays changed? , They sure haven't gone away.
So what's the use of wasting my energy ,gripping and getting cranky about something that I can't change.
So finally I have come to the conclusion that I will accept Mondays. I will face the day with a smile. I won't have any more negative thoughts about Mondays. It's an important day in the week. It starts the week off. Once Monday is gone there are only six days left.
I can do that. After all I am in the process of reinventing myself. I might as well stop bitching about a day in the week and concentrate on more important matters.
More important matters like : Should I cut my hair? Should I change my hair color? I wonder if I will need some nips and tucks in the future? Oh yes, I can think of all kind of important things to occupy my mind now that I have accepted Mondays.
I can also debate whether to do cardio or strength more times per week.
I did cardio today, burned over 1300 calories.
I took my dog Titan out walking with me this morning. It was cool, only 60, but the humidity was high. I was sweating, when I got home. Titan had so much fun. When we first went out he headed for the car. That what he is used to. I said No, we are walking. He looked back at me as if to say you gotta be kidding.
He got to meet some neighborhood dogs, and was a perfect gentleman. He smelled a lot of areas. This was no power walk. We did a lot of stops to sniff the grass. He was in doggies heaven. I will make every attempt to take him out more now that I can get around without the walker.
I am feeling great , eating under my calorie range, but full and not craving any foods.
I have all kind of energy . I try to balance protein and carbs. It's really important to combine the right food in a meal to get what you need out of those calories.
I exercised for almost 3 hours today. I still have yoga to do tonight. Might use the stretch bands a little too as I watch TV. Every extra movement helps.
I do believe I have stopped being obsessive about food. I now am obsessive about exercise.
I hardly think of food any more. Only when I plan the weeks meals.
But I do find myself thinking what different exercise can I do that will help me tone up,and strengthen up. My new favorite TV channel is the Fit TV channel. They have so many fitness workout , that the choice is endless.
I like doing the routines in my home. If I can't keep up , its OK. When I come to parts that I try to do and they are still to hard for me, I just continue doing the part I can do. I will try the can't do part next time. maybe then I will be able to do it.
You don't have to be perfect, you don't always have to succeed, but you do have to try.
I leave you with Peace and Love, Tisha emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
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  • no profile photo CD7817100
    Although I do not comment all the time I frequently read your I do not often comment. This morning I had a Monday morning attitude even though it is Tuesday. I decided to read a few blogs to see if I could spark up my mood. There you were talking about Mondays, I read on then said to myself "Hey self, look at TUBLADY, she is awsome! Follow her lead, get your butt off the chair and go for a walk"

    I did a full 30 minutes, alot for me.

    Thank you,
    3923 days ago
    You are doing great!! Even on a Monday! LOL.
    3923 days ago
    Any day you wake up is a good day.

    In the old days I took Harry for a walk, and he got to stop and smell things quite a bit, but after a while I would pull him along, and then he would give up and stay with me without complaining. The BW had trained Gracie that she was the boss, but when I took her with me on my walks I wouldn't let her stop. She was on a 16 foot leash, and when she got that far ahead she could stop until she was that far behind. It only took one day and she got the message, so when I take the dogs for a walk now they walk unless they have to stop for a call of nature. Then I have to pick it up with the doggie bags in my back pocket.

    Ralplhie and Gracie still love to go for a walk, and they wait at the door for me to get back and take them every morning. Gracie was too tired, according to the BW, so I take them for just a one mile walk after I'm done. They couldn't keep up with me without being shot all day long.
    3923 days ago
  • JMAGEE8871
    Great blog and great attitude. Monday is just Monday and that will never change, so you right that there is no need to fight it or hate it.
    3924 days ago
    I usually started diets on Mondays, so of course I wasn't fond of them either. But since SP is not a diet and I get weighed on Tuesday, I rather like Mondays. It gives me that extra day if the weekend was a little rough on my nutrition tracker. emoticon I still do not have your great obsession for exercise...but perhaps your good example will rub off on me!!
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    3924 days ago
    Love the attitude. You are doing so great. Keep up the good work.
    3924 days ago
    That's a lot of thinking for a Monday!!!
    3924 days ago
    Good idea. Just accept Mondays, Sounds like you are doing well with food and exercise.
    3924 days ago
  • no profile photo CD7317441
    "You don't have to be perfect, you don't always have to succeed, but you do have to try."
    You've just said exactly what I needed to hear, thanks!! So often I let my perfectionism take the lead, but I need to remember this phrase!
    3924 days ago
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