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Are you as addicted to Pinterest as I am?! I absolutely love going on there to dream, to be inspired, to learn, and to grow. And, okay, to waste a ton of time. I find so many interesting ideas from Pinterest everyday, and I just wanted to share some of it with you guys on a weekly basis. Hence Pinterest Perspectives.

For the past couple of weeks, my Sunday Birthday Goal Updates have been the same – the scale is stuck, because while my food is on point, I’ve been seriously lagging with my workouts. I’m really not sure what the problem is, other than the fact that I haven’t been pushing myself hard enough. I haven’t kept my eye on the prize. And I’ve been giving in the lots of excuses – “I’m tired.” “The AC in my classroom has been out and it’s warmer in there than outside.” “I’ll go tomorrow.” It’s become endless, so much so that I’m boring myself.

And then tonight on Pinterest, I came across this pin, via SkinnyEmmie:

And I know for sure that I will NEVER give up. Not in a million years. I haven’t gone through all of this to fail. So it’s time to cross the line to “just get the damn thing done” town.

I know that I’m not doing everything I could be to meet my goals, and since I have the food portion down (for the most part), I really need to step up my game with the workouts. Because not only will they help me lose inches (smaller sizes!) and feel better (endorphins!), but consistent workouts will allow me a bit of leeway if I do end up overindulging. And since I’m really working on having balance in my life and my healthy lifestyle, I need to be able to indulge now and then.

I’ve already packed my gym bag and put it in the car, all ready for a straight-to-the-gym workout right after school. Elliptical machine, here I come!!

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Ok, so maybe that title is a little but dramatic, but it is somewhat apropos to how I’m feeling today.

Let me start by saying that I’m doing really well.  I have organized and packed my breakfasts and lunches for the past two days, I’m drinking all my water (and then some), and I completed a tough workout (burned 1394 calories, according to MFP) yesterday after school.  I”m eating well, sticking to plan, and not giving in to the cravings for something sweet after dinner that have been plaguing me.

Yet the scale has crept up these past two days.  Ugh!  I should also mention that it’s TOM time, which usually adds some lbs to the scale due to water retention.  Yesterday I was up two lbs from my lowest weight and today I was up 1 (down one from the previous day).  So technically I guess I lost a lb yesterday, but I can’t understand why I’m not seeing my lowest numbers yet on the scale.

I know that some of you might say that I’m gaining muscle with my weight training, but I seriously doubt I could put on muscle that quickly.  Others of you might say not to worry about 1 pound, that it will eventually come off once my body normalizes.  Maybe so.  I’m telling myself those same things.

I’m not going to go into a tailspin because of this, but it is frustrating.  I just keep telling myself that I’m doing everything right, and if I just keep it up, the weight will  come off.  The alternative is giving up, and I just don’t have that option.

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