Today counts....

back from redneckland.....
I felt like crap today....I didn't want to go to the gym, i didn't want to eat right, I didn't want to 'miss' pedestrians crossing the street.
I was in a baaad mood. I don't know why.
The only thought that got me through besides "weigh-in is on Sunday" Was
Every day counts.....even today.
Today counts.
I know how we in fatsillvania like to tell ourselves that we will start tomorrow. We will just 'take a day off'. Tomorrow never comes and today turns into weeks, months and years.
Today Counts.
So, IF i managed to scarf down 5000 calories...it counts.
If I keep my calories under 1600, (which I did).
It counts.
It all adds up.
If I skip my work out and do four days instead of six...thats 1000 calories I DIDN"T BURN.
If I workout even though my head is pounding and I want to kick the next skinny witch I see in the back of the head for no good reason because I am in pain, I don't want to be here, I don't want to do this workout...why do I spend hours and hours and hours and hours here.....
Guess what.
The calories I burnt in that craptastic workout that I really, really, really didn't want to do...
I burned 525 calories I would not have burned if I had sat at home feeling guilty and then you would have seen this headline instead...

I blew it...I didn't workout today.

Except that I did, and it counts.
So if you wake up tomorrow and think, "If I have to eat one more lowfat yougurt, or explain my weight loss strategy one more time...someone is going to lose a limb"...
but you eat your yogurt anyway....you explain why it's important to some clueless nob again anyway...It all counts.
So, for those of you who got up today and slogged through...even though you didn't want to...
Guess what.
Today Counts.
Your one day closer to where you want to be, you did it. Good job.


Amber said...

These days are the hardest!! But they are the ones that I feel count the most. On the days you are doing ok keeping up w/ the w/o and eating right it's not too hard. But the "I dont want to do it" days are the ones that like you said turn into weeks and months of "tomorrow I will do it." IF you don't "JUST DO IT".

Keep it up!

M said...

Excellent post!!! What exercises do you do at the gym? Is everyone spending hours there but me? Ok youve made me want to challenge myself more

Btw, I always meant to tell you a big THANK YOU for all of the sweet & informative comments you leave on my blog. I really appreciate them. Its always nice to know there is someone out there with a good heart.

deisegal said...

What a great post, and it is true that the weeks and months do just seem to roll by in "Fatsilvania" (LOL, love that) and we get to the next "big occasion" and get annoyed at ourselves that we didn't just have a bit more willpower for a few months bla bla bla...never ending! For a long time though I was having to tell myself NOT to exercise because I was working out so much that my body felt like it was falling apart and I was ravenous all the time so probably cancelling out the calories burned and then some. I'm still exercising 5 or 6 days a week but I try not to overdo it now and focus more on the eating (urgh...)

Anonymous said...

Wow - you don't know how much I needed to hear that today counts. I'm going to tell myself that all day. I'm going to focus on today. I'm not going to worry about WI tomorrow - you're right not to change my WI day. I picked Sunday specifically so I'd think more about what I do on Saturday, since that's traditionally a bad eating day for me. So, Sunday WI it is. I'm going to make today count. Thanks for that.

Idontblogbutloveblogs said...

Just discovered your blog via another blog - Love it!!! Another one to follow, and one to make me laugh! Thank you :-)

Roxie said...

This is a double gold star day. Doing the right things when you just don't want to! Yay you.

My Own Two Feet said...

Character is what you do when nobody is looking. It would have been so easy for you to just not do the right things, but you did, and for that reason you are awesome. Keep up the good work, because today counts.


Hanlie said...

Kicking someone in the head would count as exercise, no?

You are so right... every day counts. And today is the only day in which we can make a difference.

Well done!

Anonymous said...

Chris, what a great reminder that every day counts - thank you!