Monday, January 20, 2014

Monday Check-In! Being Kind to Yourself...A Diet Post

Just me this morning! 

So yesterday I weighed myself and was still not seeing crazy jaw dropping numbers and I let out a frustrated sigh. Craig heard my outburst and entered the kitchen where I have my scale. He gave me his usual your crazy look because I was standing there in only a tank top & underwear with my pajama pants on the floor yelling at the scale.  "Chloe? Uhh...Are you okay?" He cautiously muttered. He then glanced down at the scale and mouthed the "Oh" he knew I didn't need to hear. He quietly left the kitchen to give me a my moment. 

A few minutes later I put my pants back on and emerged from our tiny kitchen. I didn't expect Craig to be sitting on the couch staring at me with his lips pursed together. I said, "What?" to him and I didn't expect his answer at all.

He said...
"Chloe, I want you to not weigh yourself until next Monday, uh the 27th,  when your next blog post is up. It's not fair to you to keep weighing yourself everyday because your not going to see any results that way. Besides babe, you've only been at the gym a week. You need to give your body time to adjust and react. Please don't step on that scale and trust me you'll see a difference in 2 weeks time. Oh and even if the scale isn't showing it, I can totally tell a difference in you already."

Sometimes I really love this man of mine. His encouraging rant was just what I wanted to hear! I know it's bad to weigh yourself everyday but it is a bad habit of mine that I promise to break this week. No stepping on that scale at all. This week I'm going to be kind to myself and be proud of my last week's accomplishments. =)

A picture of part of the circuits at my circuit training class I almost walked out of on Friday.

Like I said yesterday I am proud of myself for sticking to it with the circuit class but damn it was difficult! I'm proud that I went to Power/Strength Yoga twice also last week. I didn't realize how involved Yoga can be. I think movies and TV Shows just usually show someone wrapped up like a pretzel and say yeah that's yoga but it's a whole body experience that I hate to say it I think I'm a lil less stressed after those two classes!  My fitness journey isn't just going to be just yoga classes but I'm finding it very good to take a hard class then a yoga class to stretch out the muscles! 

Eating wasn't as successful as my exercise efforts. However I am striving for 3 meals a day at least with tons of water. Eating well is something I will definitely be striving for a better attitude on this week! Less carbs later in the day is going to be a big goal for me!

My favorite new 3pm snack - Dannon Light & Fit Yogurt w/ Frozen berries & Frozen Strawberries

Cheers to another week of Exercise & Eating Right!
Who's with me! =)


  1. THROW THE SCALE AWAY. for real. ONLY go by measurements lost and how your clothes fit. the scale does not take into account the most important thing: fat vs muscle ratio. take your measurements once, put them away, do your thang (eat clean/exercise) and then pull them out 30days later and retake measurements. this will be the most liberating thing for you.

    Vodka and Soda

  2. It's so great that you have such a supportive man in your life!!!

  3. craig is a wise, wise man! i just started working out too and every day i do the same thing you do, and then pinch my chubby hips disappointedly after seeing that that one thirty minute run didn't burn it all off haha. it'll be much more rewarding if you give yourself time to lose it- i think you should stick to his suggestion!

    xo marlen
    Messages on a Napkin

  4. You have such a thoughtful man! :) I NEVER weigh myself. Never owned a scale. I only keep track by how I generally feel (clothes being a good giveaway).

  5. it's sooooo much better to not weigh yourself too often. just use a certain piece of clothing to see how it fits differently on you. you can drop sizes without dropping pounds. good luck!!
    -- jackie @ jade and oak

  6. You have quite the keeper! That was so sweet of him and all true. I don't own a scale because it would be dangerous, and I try only to weigh myself once a month at the gym. That is awesome that you didn't quit on that class! I would love to take a class like that, but am a bit nervous I wouldn't be able to keep up.

    Good luck with the exercise and eating healthy. It sounds like you have a great support team :]

  7. Had to crack up at this because I do the same exact thing right down to taking off the pajama pants before I weigh myself. You'll get there, Chloe!!!

  8. it sounds like you are doing a great job!!! and sometimes i don't lose as many pounds but my body feels better anyway!

  9. Good job girl. Would you like to follow each other? Please let me know if you're interested. Latest post on my blog is OOTD: Blue & Black

    Louisa Moje

  10. Awww, love his answer :) You do have a keeper ;) Audrey - This Little Street

  11. pretty nice blog, following :)

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  13. Hey, Chloe! I know this post was from awhile back, but I still wanted to stop by and see how you were doing! It's been awhile! I was going through some old blog posts and saw some comments you had left, so I thought I would see what you are up to! It's been several months since you shared this post, so I hope that your journey is going well! It is so hard to get started! I recently started exercising more--not necessarily to lose weight, but just to feel better. And to feel better about myself. Eating, I think, is harder than working out! At the end of the day, I'm craving carbs, haha! I know the feeling.


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