Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Filling in the Blanks

I started my challenge book club this week and I can already tell it's going to be a great group of women. 
Since I am a self proclaimed challange addict I know these things. 
Our discussion question yesterday seemed simple enough. Fill in the blanks

The thought of ________ ( workout) sends me into a panic. _______(workout) is more in my comfort zone. 

I seriously thought about this all day and could not come up with answers. I didn't get it. There's lots of things that send me into a panic 

Student loans
Over filled balloons 
Law and Order SVU (seriously how do people what this?!)

But when it comes to workouts I really can't think of one. I love trying new things and things that seem hard. I'm not saying this to be all " I'm so awesome and inspirational, the world is my Oyster and I can crack that baby open with my chiseled arms" 
I'm saying all of this because it makes no sense, and I kind of feel like all of this working out adventurousness is actually holding me back. 
Nothing holds my attention. 
That's why I'm a challenge addict, because I'm always looking for something to hit that switch and change my cupcake eating ways and make me all of a sudden use beets as frosting and make quinoa into donuts. 

I haven't found that one thing that makes me follow all the advice that I give everyone else. 
I do have faith that it's still out there and until I find it I will forever be challenging and trying pole dancing and Zumba on the Wii 

I am also taking suggestions. 
What did you do that flipped the switch? Are you still looking? What would you fill in the blanks with? 


  1. A friend is doing the the 21 day sugar detox again, and is trying to convince me to do it with her. The switch has not been flipped. The struggle is real.

  2. When I realized the switch was flipped, I couldn't tell you how far along I was. For years I would count calories and get hung up on eating good vs. eat bad. And then at some point I just didn't do that anymore. Maybe it was when I smashed my scale in the backyard? I don't know...I go by how my pants fit. At this point I'm not looking to fit into something smaller because I feel like the food addiction will creep back into my life. I just don't really think about it anymore. Same with working out. I try to mix it up, I don't have a gym membership, but I also don't try to get X amount of workouts in per week. It would probably be better if I did but I just don't. Keeping busy with projects makes little time to indulge in dessert and similar items. And it got to a point where I don't crave them at all anymore. When you feel you can't have certain things you want them more. And stay away from low-fat, diet, all the things. Those fake sugars make you that much more hungry. It's a vicious cycle. It's so much more satisfying to have the full fat cheese vs. the fake low-fat kind. You eat less because of it.
    That's my spiel. Hope my ramblings help!