Wednesday, May 07, 2008

EXPECTATIONS

At the start of the week I purposely stayed off the scales. After last Friday’s overindulgence I was at risk of 2 things and I knew that both of them would mess with my head and I just didn’t want to go there.

If my weight had gone down or stayed the same I would have been lured into a false sense of “Oh I got away with that …hmmm it wont be so bad if I do it again”. If my weight was up (which was more likely) then I’d be kicking myself and potentially sabotaging any good that I could have achieved by getting straight back on track.

So I didn’t weigh and I just got on with my lean and clean eating and my scheduled training.

Tomorrow however is weigh day and I’m finding myself trying to temper some high expectations. I’ve eaten really well and I’ve trained hard and I want to be rewarded with a good result. I guess its only human nature but deep down I worry that I’m setting myself up for disappointment.

How do you manage your expectations and your disappointments when you have them?

I continue to have the utmost respect and admiration for all the girls who are preparing to compete this year. It’s a tough process both physically and emotionally and everyone will experience their share of ups and downs in some form. I follow your journeys with great interest and you always have my support and encouragement in spirit, even if not in word.

Cheers all

Magda

5 comments:

Kristy said...

Hi Magda

When I weigh-in I tell myself that "really" that number doesn't mean anything...It is the way my clothes feel and the way my body feels (when I am healthy) that matters. Also what can you do with your body? That is a good one to remind yourself as well when you are having a bad day. Your amazing body can run you 5 km's and it's improving all the time...

I know it is very different for everyone what works them, but this is working for me at the moment...I was also loosing weight before I got sick...

I look forward to hearing what works for other people

Kek said...

I rarely have those scale moments any more, although they used to be a regular occurrence. I think it's mainly due to having a much better understanding of how my nutrition and training affect my body - especially the things that contribute to fluid fluctuations and therefore weight gains and losses.

It also has a lot to do with being in a good place emotionally. If you're happy with your life (the important things, anyway) and you are honestly happy with yourself, it's much easier to shrug off a weight increase. I'm not talking about being happy with your BODY either, although that's a part of it. It's more about liking yourself and knowing that you're a good person, who's doing their best most of the time.

Avoiding the scales was something I always used to do if I thought (knew) the news would be bad. Now I just face up to it and get on with reversing the effect of any little slip-ups. I'm human, I stuff up, I deal with it. Sticking your head in the sand is never a good strategy....

Perhaps your inner fat girl is still dwelling inside your head. Time to serve an eviction notice, maybe?

Lisa said...

Can I ask why do you have to get on the scales at all? If they effect you so much remove it from your life. Even when you compete your weight isn't relevant, it is skin folds.

Be brave and give them up. I dare you!

Lisa

Cat said...

I hope the weigh in goes well 2moro

Kerry said...

Magda,
Throw those scales away. (well at least stuff them in the bottom of a cupboard somewhere)

A number is just that. You know that it means squat in the grand scheme of things. As long as you are happy with your progress towards the race in September, that's all that matters.

It was you who won last year at the comps, and did it matter what we weighed? No way! It's what we looked like compared to each other that decided our fate.

THROW THOSE SUCKERS AWAY!