Sunday, September 27, 2009

Back in the Zone

I am currently sitting on my couch, in my P.J.'s with a mild headache. (Interesting, I know...I don't blame you if you stop reading now.) My stomach is full from the delicious stir fry I just ate and the repeated command that I MUST START WORKING OUT AGAIN TOMORROW keeps running through my mind.

I have DROPPED the ball, people - dropped it big time.

Before I left for England, I was hitting up the gym 3-4 times per week and I was REALLY watching what I ate. This left me feeling great. I was in the zone. I was on workout auto-pilot. I was kicking my fat cell's asses.

Then I went to England.

And got in vacation mode.

And enjoyed myself.

And didn't work out.

Then I got back to Oregon.

And all of this continued.

Jocelyn vs fat cells is currently not going very well for me...or my butt. Or my arms. Or my ________ (insert body part).

I need to get back in the zone, and tomorrow is the day. I get married in exactly 196 days. This may seem like a while away - but in fat cell burning time, that is practically tomorrow. The time has come. I must get back on the ball, or the elliptical, for that matter. I am refusing to be mad at myself because that is not going to get me anywhere but to the bottom of a bag of chips. This needs to be as much about positive thinking as it is about breaking a sweat and embracing leafy greens.

And, for the record, this is not me on the search for size 2 jeans. After years in high school of fretting about every SINGLE thing I ate, I have come to a place of acceptance with my curves, however, curves are one thing - extra flab clinging tightly to the curves is not what I am going for. So - I am getting back in my zone. Back to the grind. Back to a life of HEALTH - it is a good life, just one that seems to easily get away from me. Wish me luck and have a great Monday.


  1. You and me, girl. I just got off vacation, and am determined to get right back to my regime. The whole vacation I ate junk -- chips and dip, kettle corn, hot dogs, you name it. I did not eat veggies. No broccoli!!! I think as much as anything, I took a vacation from broccoli.

    Keep me posted on your progress, and I'll do the same. Maybe we can reach our target weight by April if we support and encourage each other (not to mention how much accountability helps). I've got 30 pounds to lose. For me, that's just one pound a week. I think I can do that.

  2. i hear ya! i keep posting on how i want to tone up. maybe i will join you today too!

  3. Good attitude! You can do it! :)

  4. Hey Dedicated One,

    It's been over two weeks since I've hit the gym :(

  5. you can do it! i know how you feel - i even went so far as to CANCEL MY GYM MEMBERSHIP. RED ALERT, RED ALERT! but with two babies all up inside me the doctor forbade me to go there. now how am i supposed to get rid of my love handles? which are getting out of control, by the way.

    how can we diet when it is FALL now and we have pumpkin in everything? Fall is delicious!

  6. Oh man, this reminds me that my summer gym membership expires today and I only worked out once in 3 months...

  7. Girl, I seldom do this, but I just awarded you the Honest scrap award.

  8. I call them my pillows and I'm on a mission to get rid of them too. We can do it sister! 30 Day Shred is where it's at!

  9. You can do it! Just one foot in front of the other....if you slip a bit, just start all over...Have a good day!

  10. Don't get me started about going to the gym. My body just refuses to go. So I started swimming again.

    But you can do it. Kick some butt :)

  11. Fat cells have beaten the hell out of me and robbed me of my dignity...

  12. Glad you aren't beating yourself up (that way lies madness) but even more delighted to read you love and accept your curves! As the genetic reason you possess said curves, I found Life so much happier once I got happy about my curves.
    Love you,
    PS: ...don't you mean "to the bottom of a bag of crisps"...?


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