Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Just Do It! Really.

I was looking at myself in the mirror the other day after feeling like my figure resembled the geometric shape of the Hindenburg and realized that I need to step up my game. I feel like I've been blahing it out lately. Blahing on my hair. Blahing on my clothes. Blahing on my snacking (stop it, Caitlin- stop it!). I'm not even referring to just how I look either. I'm talking a general blahing in my energy level and my outgoingness (but my pallleeeeee skin certainly isn't helping). Like, I need to get back in the saddle on full-circle wellness plan and pretend that I have some big event to be ready for in the next few months. Because it just works better with a dangling carrot, doesn't it? Sidenote: Who the h*ll works really hard in the hopes of finally getting that carrot they've been after? Oh goody. Now, I like carrots a lot. But is it going to inspire me to keep going... no. It ain't. So alas, I need to find something that will be my dangling carrot chicken fried steak. Or asparagus sauteed in butter with almonds and sea salt. Or coconut ice cream. Yes, it is settled- I need to find my dangling gooey stuffing with warm gravy. Whatever works!

So inspiration is a dish best served with heaping amounts of visuals on the side. And these summery things are just the type of images that make me feel a bit more motivated to be the best possible me during these coveted warm months ...
^Like this hair, which is basically flirting with me in all its long, beachy waveness.| Image VIA
^Natural food repeatedly attempts to seduce us into health with all its pristine glory. It's weird we ever ignore that and opt for things like chips instead. I mean look at that stuff! Hellllllllo, Mrs. Robinson.| Image VIA
^This outfit (which would look so bad on me) and all its boho chic perfection. | Image VIA
^Give me lazy summer days, cute outfits and fun sunnies. I'm also ignoring the fact that this picture includes VS Models and pretending like these are just some normal, healthy gals! | Image VIA
^I love me some weights. Her arms are golden. I've long ago opted for 3 days of strength training & 2 days of cardio in a work week rather than so much cardio like in years' past. | Image VIA
^Garden Parties + an outfit + feeling good = an amazing day. | Image VIA
Sigh. I'll take it all. However, I'm smart enough to know that while fawning over images is nice, it actually doesn't do much to get you to your goals. So I woke up earlier this morning to put some more effort into my outfit, I tracked all my food, I counted all my steps and I finished the day with body pump class. Even though I don't need to track food to lose weight now (you kind of get an idea of what works and what doesn't), I find that when I'm having trouble eating right daily and getting re-motivated- looking at what I'm eating helps for a week or two to get back into the groove. Inspiration leads to perspiration, which hopefully will get me well on my way to feelin' a little better and not bein' such a slacker when it comes to CONSISTENT personal wellness in all areas of my life, which has been my issue the last two months.

Eyes on the prize! How do you get out of these types of slumps?

12 comments:

Pat Hatt said...

I don't let myself get into the slumps, as I always say, easier to keep weight off and stay in shape than it is to get it off and get in shape.

Takes far less effort and time for the former than the later.

Lauren Farrow said...

Walking my dogs and painting / drawing. When I walk my dogs I try to be in the moment like they are and it helps me forget about past and future.... and worries.
When I am painting I disappear into a place where my energy revitalizes. Painting is like plugging myself into a generator.

Panty Buns said...

Oh, puh-LEASE! The Hindenburg? Have you been smoking that wacky tobaccy? You look fabulous - but a vegetarian diet could still be good for you, especially since you're talented with your cooking. That tray of fresh fruit looks delicious! I love the that "boho chic perfection" outfit, and think that floral shirt-dress would look amazing on you. Love that lazy summer days photo. Kudos on your wellness regimen. I'm not sure how one gets out of slumps. I gained 30 pounds and haven't done a post since January or a YouTube video in a year - naughty me! If I followed your wellness regimen maybe I'd be inclined to take more selfies and do more posts.

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Jax said...

Blah is definition of life lately. I wore a different pair of black leggings every single day this winter. Talk about blah!!! Haha I am making an effort to change that also. Keep us updated. :)

SMD @ lifeaccordingtosteph said...

I have to keep going and stick to my planned activity schedule because once I'm off, I'm off!

I am currently doing M - W - F weights with some short lunch walks on those days, and then some cardio on T & R. I need to be better about activity on the weekend. I'm moving and active but not dedicated exercise.

Miss Caitlin S. said...

@Pat -how very right you are!!! And when I'm in my groove, I am go, go, go. It's when I stop for whatever dumb reason and then it slowly becomes habit to slide out of it.

Miss Caitlin S. said...

@Lauren- how that sounds delightful! I don't paint but taking pictures is kind of my equivalent. And walking dogs is always a peaceful treat.

Miss Caitlin S. said...

@PB - lol thanks... I know that was dramatic but just writing how I felt. And it wasn't just about weight loss, more so just how I feel! :) You are sweet (and hilarious)

Miss Caitlin S. said...

@Jax- oh, exactly. That's me lately!

Miss Caitlin S. said...

@Steph - I agree, I've been trying to do at least one gym day on the weekends still.

PorkStar said...

" figure resembled the geometric shape of the Hindenburg"... LMFAO
Seriously Caitlin? Your pictures shows otherwise and it always looks like you take good care of yourself.

Now the "dangling carrot" part made me giggle like a little girl (with the mind in the gutter). Had I been the one saying that, I know it would have sounded really weird and people would be shaking their heads... lol

Miss Caitlin S. said...

@PS lol thanks but you know the BLAH bloat feeling I'm referring to I'm sure!!! And get yo' mind outta the gutter!