I am off to go rollerblading during Brooke’s nap (she is going to take a nap at my mom’s house) but I did last a full 12 minutes on the elliptical earlier today:) I usually work out first thing in the morning but I went at noon today instead and I decided 12 minutes into it that I was so over the elliptical… went home and had a delicious lunch.
Jess and I were talking about the ‘last 5 lbs’ the other day on our trail run (below is an extra amazing picture that I attempted to take as we were running).
So many of us think that we just need to lose 5 more lbs even if we are fit and at a great weight. I know that when I was at my absolute thinnest (NOT a healthy weight at all) I was still not happy and thought I needed to lose more weight (I know… it was a sad time in my life).
So often we talk about just needing to lose a little bit more, tone up some more or fit into our old jeans. But before you keep telling yourself you need to lose the last 5 lbs, ask yourself these questions:
Are you eating healthily (not perfect but healthy:)?
Are you exercising enough?
Are you getting enough sleep and drinking enough water?
If you can answer yes to those questions then your body is probably at its favorite place to be. We all have set points where our bodies naturally tend to go when we are eating right, working out and treating it right… So why are we constantly trying to kill ourselves off to get below where our body naturally feels best? I think if you are living a healthy lifestyle then you are right where you need to be:) Your body actually fights to stay at that set point or weight range that your body is programmed to be at.
Just some food for thought:) Let me know what you think about set points etc in the comments!!!!!
PS this is all just my opinion, but I like to think of it all this way and I understand there isn’t a universal rule for everyone but I think this applies to a lot of people and their set points.
Dr. Bennet (801-513-1078.. he doesn’t have a website and a bunch of people ask me for his information so here it is) made my feet feel 400 times better. First he reactivated these fun little feet muscles.
And then we did the whole ‘scrape metal on a really sore’ area thing again and I walked out feeling like a million bucks.
Also, still getting my previous injury worked on… muscle reactivation where the groin muscle attaches. Also, my favorite part of the appointments… getting adjusted. I think I may actually go a long time without getting injured again this time around:)
Went shopping to fill my apartment with a bunch of fake flowers.
And our favorite crockpot lunch of chicken and sweet potatoes (sweet potatoes cooked in the crockpot are amazing)!!!!
PS you can read about my treadmill tips HERE. I am kind of loving the treadmill a lot lately.
PPS I used the Instyler to curl Brooke’s hair yesterday. The first time I have ever curled her hair!
I hope you are having an amazing day!!!!!
Let me know what your opinions are on the set-point theory or your experience with wanting to lose the last 5 lbs!!!!