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Your head is lying

by Renee on April 3, 2014 · 12 comments

in fitness, life, Uncategorized

I often find myself fighting against the very place where my thoughts come from….my own mind. Why is so hard to change our inner monologue?

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Our P90X measurements were this week. And all week-long I’ve been dreading the moment. I’m feeling a little out of sorts right now. The weird thing about weight loss is it doesn’t all come off at the same time in equal places.

No instead you end up with a weird bunch and an uneven middle. And I have been fighting to stay positive this week.  I’m down 65 pounds from where I started and yet sometimes I look in the mirror and do that same “Ugh I’m so fat” conversation with myself in the morning. I hate it. And I need to change it.

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And honestly my head is lying…while I feel blah my measurements don’t lie I’m down another 5 and a half inches since January!

My head is often lying it turns out.

It tries to sell out my legs in workouts. 

It makes me think I can’t possibly hold a plank for another 5 seconds. 

And sometimes it even tries to convince my arms that they can’t lift another pound. 

I call LIAR! 

The hardest part in this entire journey has been learning to push past my brain. While my head lies and says I’m at the limit,  my body knows better. The struggle is knowing the perfect moment when your head is lying. Your head is scared,  it is fearful, and sometimes it’s a pessimist. Those aren’t the best qualities in decision-making.

And right in that moment you identify the lie and push through. That’s where the prize is!

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 Question of the day: Has your head ever sold you out? 

 

 

 

 

{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Annmarie April 3, 2014 at 7:12 pm

I have always doubted myself when it came to running. I never considered myself a runner and never believed I would ever be a “real runner”. Recently I came to the realization that I actually want to run and I enjoy it and I have decided I’m going to run a half marathon. I’m waiting to start my training schedule until it warms up a few degrees but I’m going to do it. All along I had it in my head that I couldn’t run but now I realize my head is a liar. I can & I will!!

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2 Michelle@sugarplumcupcake.com April 3, 2014 at 7:21 pm

My head tries to sell me out every day! It is a constant struggle for me to push myself through especially being one of the oldest women at my cross fit box..I have to remind myself that progress is good and I’m doing that..Strong is better than skinny any day of the week..that’s what I tell myself when I put more weight on the bar..scary stuff for me, but I LOVE it! That’s what it’s all about, right?

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3 Jen April 3, 2014 at 8:50 pm

lately, my head is selling me out when it comes to pull-up attempts and lifting heavier weight. i’ve been psyching myself out. my need to come up with a mantra to help out when i start selling myself short!

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4 Renee April 7, 2014 at 11:26 am

I like the idea of a mantra! As a great way to push through, and pull ups are the worst it’s so mental! Get it girl!

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5 Tina Muir April 3, 2014 at 11:28 pm

Oh yes, I am constantly battling my mind as I push myself to the limit, my mind is SCREAMING at me to quit, but I have to fight it. I was annoyed at myself last week when my stomach was going nuts, and I stopped for about 10 seconds in a workout, but I KNOW I should have just kept going as I only had about 3 minutes left. But sometimes we do back down, and that is okay! You just need to give yourself a break, and then attack the next workout just as strong :)

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6 Luv What You Do April 4, 2014 at 2:14 am

Wow! 65lbs is amazing! You should be so proud of yourself. I think that we all have stories we tell ourselves (some health and weight related) and it’s so good to have a reality check sometimes. Keep up your great accomplishments and awesome blog posts!

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7 Renee April 7, 2014 at 11:25 am

Thanks Jennifer! We do tell ourselves stories sometimes that aren’t true. We just need to know when to call BS!

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8 Alysia @ Slim Sanity April 4, 2014 at 5:14 pm

You should definitely be proud of all your progress!! I totally get how hard it is not to let your thoughts get in the way… with fitness and with seeing your own progress. It’s not easy to train yourself to ignore it sometimes!

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9 Renee April 7, 2014 at 11:25 am

It is hard, and I’m the worst because I can clearly see other people’s progress I just have a hard time seeing my own.

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10 jennifer April 7, 2014 at 10:55 am

I’ve found so much about working out is mental! You’ve had a major journey so far and I am sure you can ask anyone around you to validate your progress for anytime you start to think things aren’t going exactly the way you want.

Keep up the awesome work, Renee!

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11 Renee April 7, 2014 at 11:12 am

Thanks Jennifer! :) It is hard though, my head will sell me out and I really have to stop and be like SERIOUSLY? It’s so frustrating!

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