Wednesday, May 14, 2008

The Humpty Dance....Let's Do the Hump

Happy Hump Day y'all! :) Had another wonderful day today at work - kinda crazy, little busy but overall wonderful. It is amazing what a positive attitude can do for ya!

Still struggling with negative self talk about my body....however I had a very long and very helpful talk with my cherub tonight and this also ties to a more positive attitude. Workouts should be fun. Eating should be functional. I should feel good about myself and not constantly compare myself to the images in Oxygen (which by the way are taken days before or after a show in most cases).

Ironically, this attitude and philosophy ties directly to Scott Abel's - being someone who looks good year round versus going through hell for 12 weeks and then blowing up. If you can't have fun and be functional with your workouts and your eating, you won't be able to stick to it.

These workouts (UFP) are so amazing - I really have fun with them. Feel totally spent when I am done and my whole body feels activated. I don't feel worn down and exhausted. This can be a vicious cycle.

I am not having a change of heart, no epiphany or paradigm shift - just living life, not over thinking things - having fun. Look how easy that is.


P.S. A note on shorts ladies - WEAR them! We bust our asses in the gym and most of us have better legs than 95% of women. As long as you aren't flashing anyone - show those bad dads off! :)


Kelly O said...

HHD Jess! I am so with you on the positive self talk thing. I had someone explain it in a simple way once, they said, would you ever walk up to a stranger or a friend and say, "Oh my gosh, your thighs are huge, flabby and disgusting. you look totally gross and disgusting. You should give up working out and dieting - you will never get anywhere and it clearly isn't working!"

Ok so if you wouldn't say that to a stranger, WHY SAY IT TO YOURSELF?

;-) I'm getting much better at only positivity and aiming high but realistically too!!

Visionquester said...

I just want people to look me in the eye when they talk to me.


Pfuck it.. I don't want anyone to talk to me... I just made that up.

Jessica said...

Hello my ladies...I am FINALLY catching up on my blog comments and my own blogging. Kelly - you are SOOO right. I WOULDN'T say that to anyone so why the f would I say it myself? So true. :)

Thanks for the comment.

And C, I KNOW you don't care if anyone talks to you. And I love it.