Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Biggest Whiner

“If you have time to whine and complain about something then you have the time to do something about it.” ~ Anthony J. D'Angelo

Guess it's been a few weeks since my last post. The ice is starting to come down outside, the quiet tapping on the windows lulling me to go to sleep.

J's upstairs watching some import car show. You might think it sounds halfway entertaining, but it is so completely ghetto. I must say that I don't get the whole drifting bit at all. But whatever.

For you Biggest Loser fans, I must admit I did shed some tears tonight. It really is amazing what these people are going through, the families they've left back home, how hard it must be to confront their own reality. I won't spoil anything for those of you who haven't watched yet, but it truly sheds some perspective on my own whining.

When I don't feel like getting up to run, or feel like eating breakfast, or when I think "5 cookies won't set me back any," I need to take a giant leap back and think about my goals. What do I want? Cookies or to run a marathon? The answer should be clear. And it baffles me sometimes when it's not.

Now, don't get me wrong. I love me some cookies and will always splurge. But today? I've sat on my butt in my sweatpants, eating pizza and cookies, using the weather outside as an excuse. And it's a pretty bad one considering the number of workout DVDs I own or the weight machine upstairs. Treats should be treats. Otherwise, they lose their glamour and become tokens of remorse.

And treats should never be remorseful. *Trading in my glass of soda for water.* I have 65 days until my marathon, and I need to stop whining and start focusing on my goals.

Thanks for letting me vent :-).


~Mrs. Guru~ said...

I agree with the Treats should be Treats. I never realized how much I ate until WW.

J said...

Keep working hard - when you run that marathon, there will be nothing like crossing that finish line. And then you can eat as many cookies as you want that day for a treat!!!

Nej said...

Vent away!!!! Have missed hearing from you the past couple of weeks!!!!

Izzy said...

I did WW a couple of years ago, Mrs. Guru, and it really helped me to think about what I ate. I should get back to that.

Thanks for the encouragement, J! Can't wait to cross that line ... and there had better be a HUGE plate of cookies waiting for me :-)

I've missed being here, Nej!! Guess I have a lot of catching up to do!

Sass said...

When you're venting, you're just saying what we're all thinking. :)

I do like the thought that "treats should be treats."

Too often one treat becomes 5, and like you said, they become "tokens of remorse."

Couldn't have said it better myself, which is why I'm quoting you! ;)

SweetPeaSurry said...

You go girl, and good luck in the marathon! I bet you'll do great.

Now ... I'd whine about being a lazy pig, but I just revel in it. It's brilliant ... it's me. I will however start whining about getting out of this predicament I've gotten myself into. In 4 more days, when the weather's nice enough for me to go cycling. *sighs*