Confession is Good for the Soul

Confession: I ate 14 Peanut M&M’s at work yesterday and only counted 10 of them. For some reason in my mind those extra 4 I snagged at the end of the day “didn’t count.” I have no idea why I fudged it but I felt so guilty as the day progressed that I fixed the calories in my MyFitnessPal log to be accurate.

Confession: The soreness I experienced this week after Crossfit reminded me of the aftermath of Hood to Coast. And it made me really anxious about potential IT Band injury.

When I hopped on the treadmill at the gym last night I was nervous: would it hurt to run? Would I re-injure myself and have to start all over again? It didn’t turn out to be an issue, so that was good. My muscles were stiff and sore but I had no pain.

I ran about 3.5-3.7 miles on the treadmill at a steady pace. I’m not sure the exact mileage because half way through I switched machines so I could be next to my friend Robyn who joined me for the workout.

Confession: Doing the traditional weight machines after my Crossfit experience was kind of a bummer. I definitely didn’t feel like I was getting the same workout.

But I was able to do a bunch of pull-ups and chin-ups on a harder setting on the Gravitron machine! After Robyn and I got in a weight lifting session we stretched and parted ways.

Gym Stats:

Time: 1:18
Calories Burned: 655

Confession: I kinda wanted to just eat cheese and crackers for dinner last night. But I was “good” and ate healthy food instead. Michael and I ate salads as we cooked dinner together.

He blackened the salmon and I steamed veggies for me.

I steamed some cauliflower and broccoli and added Goddess Dressing.

It was the better choice than crackers and cheese for dinner. Or chips and salsa–that was my go-to dinner many times back in the day!

Confession: I miss the cooking Michael and I used to do together. We used to try new recipes all the time but lately we’ve been too busy, had a house guest and just got in a rut. I’m looking forward to doing it again soon.

Confession: We are going out to dinner tonight with Michael’s family to celebrate his birthday (belated) and I am hoping I can show restraint with the garlic bread! Yikes!

Confession: I took “Before” Photos of my stomach back in September before I started weight lifting with the intention of posting the “Before and After”…but I will probably never show those photos. I’m too self-conscious and I don’t see a change in that one area yet. πŸ™

QUESTION: Do you want to confess something?

21 Responses

  1. You did better than I last night at choosing right! I was too hungry for my own good. I hear good things about crossfit–I can’t believe how many pullups you did. Phenomenal!

    And I bet there is a difference in your abs; you just can’t see it because we are our own worst critics. πŸ™‚

  2. I’ve been eating more white flour than is good for me under the guise of using stuff up. We had an extra pie crust in the freezer since Thanksgiving, and I had extra rhubarb from last summer so I made a galette. At least it was low sugar. I’ve been having a small piece every day which is not really ok, but it is strangely naughty and soothing. I justify it because it’s “homemade.” (Scale seems to be staying the same, but weight gain isn’t the only proof of mistreating yourself)

    1. I do that–I hate throwing food away or wasting things. For example, we bought some sausages at Costco that we don’t like but I hate throwing away a whole Costco package of something. Ugh!

      I like the concept of “weight gain isn’t the only proof of mistreating yourself”. So true. Sometimes if I get back in the habit of drinking diet soda too much I feel sick. It may have zero calories in it, but the fake sugar and junk make me sick.

    1. You and me both Beth! And I’ve been beating myself up for it too! “I can’t believe I just ate that.” etc etc. I need someone to follow me around all day and slap my hand whenever I try to snack mindlessly. Any takers?

  3. Confession: There are far too many BLTs (bite, licks, tastes) that go unrecorded in my food log (I’m on MFP, too!) because I don’t want my trainer to see it. News flash…those calories DO add up, she isn’t the one that I’m lying too…I’m lying to myself by not being accountable and sabotaging my weight loss efforts.

  4. Confession – I have found myself comparing at the gym with someone and it is really bothering me. I talked it out with John and feel better, but I really don’t like it when I do that.

    1. I did that A LOT when I was injured. I was stuck on the treadmill at a slow jog and it made me MENTAL when I saw how fast everyone else was running. It’s hard NOT to compare ourselves. Sometimes it’s a good thing–pushes us to challenge ourselves, get out of our exercise rut, etc. But when we get too obsessed with comparing it’s hard to break the habit (been there).

  5. Confession – I got out of bed this morning, day four of trying to break the daily weigh in habit. Did not get on the scale. Instead I tried on two dresses that have never fit well enough to be worn outside my closet. I used the dresses as a way to judge my weight. Instead of beating myself up for compulsively thinking of trying on a dress before I even brushed my teeth I am confessing it here.

    On the good side the dressed both fit perfectly and I will be wearing one in two weeks to my daughters college graduation – a dress that that SHE wore to her high school graduation 4 years ago.

    Life is good!


      1. Accurate only as long as the clothes do not have elastic waist bands and spandex in the fabric. I have a pair of work out pants that I could wear today and back when I was 30 lbs heavier. πŸ˜›


  6. This is a great post! Freeing, I’m sure!

    My long term fitness goal is to be able to do a pull-up and climb a rope. I’ve never been able to do either. You’re inspiring me, to say the least!

    Don’t mean to pry, but with the last bit you talked about with the before-and after photos of your stomach, I wondered if you’re dealing with loose skin like I am? After losing just about half my body weight in the past year and a half through diet and exercise, my largest organ just hasn’t managed to take the hint that it’s time for it to begin to shore up a bit!

    1. My old trainer’s Crossfit gym has a rope. I haven’t tried it yet and it terrifies me but I hope someday I can do it!

      Yes, I have a little loose skin on my stomach and some cellulite dimpling. It sucks. I’m “skinny” now but still can’t show my stomach. πŸ™

  7. I love your confession posts. The only confession I can think of right now is that I’ve been feeling constantly hungry which makes it hard to make good decisions.

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