Thursday, October 9, 2008

Rear view

Another fantastic run this morning. It was around 3.2 (thank you g-maps pedometer) & I was done in just under 32 minutes. It was a solo run today that helped me clear my head.

This week at WW we talked about soups & how you can toss pretty much anything into a pot for a fast, easy & filling meal.

I missed last week's meeting (had the time wrong in my head) but she reviewed & they talked about using your rear view. Basically what that means is when you are struggling, hit a plateau or have had a backslide for whatever reason, then you need to look back at what you did in the past that works. It was an a-ha moment of sorts for me because I'm living that at this moment.

I competed, had a blast & was a success in my mind. After that, I executed the plan to bring me out of contest mode but that's when it went wrong. My body was ticked at me & my metabolism had tanked. Fast forward to the very necessary metabolic repair program & the 10 pounds I gained with that (tacked onto the 10 I'd already gained while backing out of my diet.) I stepped away from that program & inadvertantly used my rear view.

I went back to WW because it's what worked. Once a Lifetime member, always a Lifetime member. Even our leaders & receptionists have had to use their rear view. One in fact is 3 pounds over goal at the moment because she's running this Sunday's Chicago Marathon. Her body is at a point where it's also ticked at her. She knows it & realizes it'll be fine once the running is scaled back.

Anyway, I encourage anyone to use their rear view. There are lots of programs out there & you just have to find what works for you. Low carb, low fat, whatever. WW at one point a few years back even offered a higher protein option for diet. It's easy to get sucked into this diet or that diet especially when you participate in fitness forums. Sometimes those places just lead to bad things with folks who are not comfortable in their own skin so look back at what worked best for you & do it.

You'll find your success & enjoy life more that way!


Rosie said...

Heather, I found you. It's great to see that you are taking things in stride. As always thank you for being an inspiration!

Krispy1138 said...

So true about the "rear view"!

Dori said...

I love your post about the "rear view!" I'm having to go back to my "eat when your hungry, stop when your full" mentality and realizing that if I backslide, I can pick myself back up at the next meal. You are such an inspiration heather, thank you! =)

sunshine said...

its so true about getting caught up in the things promoted at fitness forums as the only way, even though you know what has worked for you in the past.
i'm proud of you for getting back to you and to what worked and works for you :)

Vanessa said...

Hi Heather,
I missed last weekends meeting too. I was late from my run and just went and weighed in. Thanks for the heads up on what it was about...
You are so right about finding what works for you and about the fitness boards. I'm doing a lot better since i'm not journaling at O2 anymore. I do go and check in on a few people but i find it's better for me not to have a journal anymore..
You take care..