Has Anyone Seen My Mojo?

It seems I have performed a dis-service to myself this past month.  Although I  knew it with each “bite”, this morning I let those dreaded scales confirm it.  My mojo has been laid aside and I must get it back!  I need to lose weight. Eight pounds, to be exact.  Eight may not sound like a lot….but eight quickly becomes 10, and…well….you know.  I  just don’t know if I have it in me to do it anymore!

So if you care to listen to the voices SCREAMING inside my head this morning,  here goes: I’m not a lazy person.  Not really.  I exercise.  Every. Single. Day.  I must do more. I mow and trim our lawn all summer; weed flowerbeds, pick up dog poop, clean, iron, go for walks, chase the dogs….but I must do more. I love snowcones and cherry cokes and pecan praline fudge. I can give up the fudge.  I have been shopping for a new exercise bike to help me burn more calories. Quit shopping, Paula….BUY IT. Use it!  Do more T-Tapp.  Ignore your swollen knee and push through it.  Maybe I should watch this season’s DVR’d Biggest Loser?  While I exercise.  I have a wedding to go to this weekend.  Do I dare try on my dress?

Okay. I know what to do.  Fitness. Counting Calories.  Eating more veggies. Cut servings in half. Drink more water.  I’ve been doing this stuff since I was 17 (and was first called a roly-poly).  I must find that place in my head again, that will give me the determination, motivation, and needed will-power.  I must lose my contentment.  I need stress.  I need my mojo back.

So the reason these words are here for you to read today, if you so choose and aren’t already bored outta your mind!….is for accountability.  I don’t care to share my weakness.  But if it will help me gain strength, then I am willing.  I hope I don’t regret this later.

So hide the brown sugar, baby……I’m gonna give this a try.  Again.  Anybody with me?

(and if you made it all the way to “here”….thanks so much for listening!) 😉

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14 Responses to Has Anyone Seen My Mojo?

  1. Hey Paula….maybe we could have our own “Paula’s Biggest Loser” contest, and those of us who have it to lose, could support each other. The only problem is, I have more than 8 pounds to lose. i guess 8 pounds to you is like 25 pounds to me. But I’m with ya kid, if that helps!

  2. Debbie says:

    I feel your pain!

  3. I too had gained weight and was determined to take off 10 pounds. I started a diet (no junk food) and exercise (spinning) three times a week in January and by April the lbs were gone! I felt proud, healthy and fit!
    Now we’re in June, and I’ve rewarded myself a little to much and too often. I’ve also been to busy to exercise and so 5 pounds have snuck back… 😦
    Best of luck!

    • Thanks, Maggie….it’s amazing how those lbs do that…we shall see what happens. Today was 40 minutes of t-tapp and then mowing/trimming the yard. Smoothie (blueberries and plain yogurt) for lunch. Consistency…..we shall see 😉

  4. renae says:

    you make me laugh 🙂

  5. Ashley says:

    You took the words out of my mouth!! Thanks for that, I now know I am not alone!!

  6. Made it all the way ‘here” and totally with you – in the same exact spot, actually! 8, 10, 12 – it doesn’t matter, it’s just a push to get my head around starting in again. Or as you say, finding that space that will give you the motivation…right there with ya! let’s both find it!! 🙂

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