A Scale-much less, Mirror-much less, Pc-much less Week on the Seashore

Hey guys! I’m again into the swing of issues after our do-as-a lot-laundry-as-humanly-potential week, aka the annual household seashore trip.

Yearly we hit up Seaside Heights for every week. It really seems like a second house there, a lot so The Husband and I’ve mentioned the potential of shopping for a seashore home someday. Not that we will afford a seashore home however we dream about it each time we’re there as I Zillow my method round city.

Someday.

Perhaps.

If we win the lottery.

Then once more, we don’t play the lottery in order that’s in all probability not going to occur… however I digress.

Anyway, this yr, as with most years, it was superb.

We have been blessed with good climate, youngsters who love the seashore and I, nicely, I went with out three issues that helped me come to some conclusions.

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As many of you might know I swore off the size a couple of years in the past and I actually haven’t seemed again. I can’t keep in mind the final time I stepped foot on one and I don’t miss it or its fixed reminder of what? How I have to see some magic quantity to be comfortable?

I’ve come to the conclusion I’ve too many different issues to give attention to and fill my time with like my youngsters, my marriage, work, my mother and father, payments, the state of politics on this nation (UGH), my pals, my home (the rattling air conditioner’s been damaged for over a month now) and the way I can penny pinch to afford my subsequent journey! <– I’ve a present certificates burning a gap in my pocket as we converse and I’m making an attempt to determine a solution to reap the benefits of earlier than it expires in December.

All that stated, going with out the size this week was not an enormous accomplishment contemplating I’ve been going scale-much less for a while now, nevertheless it jogged my memory that even when confronted with every week of bathing go well with sporting I STILL had zero want to see what the size needed to inform me.

Coming house I additionally has no inkling to step on and see “how a lot injury I did” because the husband likes to say. He weighed himself the day we obtained again. I simply shook my head and stated, I remorse nothing — not the pizza, not the fries and undoubtedly not the Grapefruit Crushes!

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We now have rented the identical home for a couple of years now, and in one of many rooms that they had a type of quaint full-size mirrors. Yearly I’d placed on my go well with, look in that mirror, and decide myself aside simply earlier than heading to the seashore. Not as soon as in years handed did I look within the mirror and assume, “rattling I look good!” and head to the seashore a assured mother.

Quite the opposite, the picture I’d see mirrored within the mirror would all the time convey me down. It didn’t matter how a lot I occur to truly weigh. It didn’t matter if I simply ran eight miles as a result of I used to be coaching for a marathon. It didn’t even matter if I used to be “being good” and staying away from all of the boardwalk treats.

Nothing mattered. It doesn’t matter what was mirrored again to me I’d discover fault with it.

I’m so used feeling that means I’m unsure I even understand I nonetheless do it to myself. My weight has fluctuated ninety kilos in my lifetime. Not as soon as, no matter what finish of the load spectrum I’ve been on, has this not been true….

Placed on bathing go well with –> look in mirror –> really feel unconfident 

Properly, guess what… this yr there was no mirror! Not one mirror in the entire seashore home apart from the small drugs cupboard within the toilet, which, due to how tiny the toilet is you possibly can solely see from the neck up.

I didn’t actually assume a lot about my lack of mirror entry till Thursday. Then it hit me — I haven’t seemed in a full-size mirror all week. Each morning I placed on my go well with, slathered on sunscreen, and headed to the seashore — properly, there was much more steps than that like… inform the youngsters to placed on their bathing fits one million occasions, search for misplaced flip flops, pack snack luggage, struggle with youngsters about sunscreen, and so forth, and so forth, and so forth, however once more, I digress.

Now, what I’m about to say might not solely be the results of no mirror entry for every week. It may be a mixture of my age and the confidence I’ve constructed weight lifting over the previous four-5 years. I can’t make sure. All I do know is I’ve by no means been as assured in a showering go well with as I used to be this yr.

And right here’s the factor — I know I’m not the skinniest I’ve been. I don’t want a scale to inform me that. I’m thicker then I’ve been in a while. That’s what occurs once you raise heavy weights 6 days every week and refuse to starve your self.  I wouldn’t even describe myself as “skinny” any longer.

I’m additionally not fats.

What I’m is assured.

And robust.

So robust I can carry a 5-yr-previous round prefer it’s nothing.

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(And a pouting one at that!)

And wholesome. So wholesome I can outride an eleven-yr-previous on a motorcycle.

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(That is on a break throughout a ten, – mile bike journey on Wednesday. We solely stopped as a result of he needed to cease. I might have gone all of it day I used to be having a lot enjoyable.)

And energetic. So energetic I might play paddle ball, boogie board, swim within the ocean and nonetheless experience rides like a child — regardless that I flip forty this Sunday.

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(That is the most effective image ever! We deliberate on making a face on the coaster as we knew the place they take it. I simply didn’t understand all of them selected “sleeping, eyes-closed faces” lol)

I’ve been saying this to myself for a couple of years now….

My physique is the results of my way of life.

And it’s helped me get to this final stage of lengthy-time period weight upkeep. I all the time needed to reduce weight to look a sure means however now I understand it’s far more necessary to stay a sure approach.

And I really like the best way I’m dwelling.

It took every week of NOT taking a look at myself in a showering go well with to remind me of this.

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This final one might not look like that huge of a deal however it’s fairly a step for me.

Since beginning this weblog and dealing for myself, that is the primary yr I’ve gone to the seashore and never logged on to my pc. I didn’t submit. I didn’t write. I didn’t even verify e mail apart from a look on my telephone.

Appears foolish, I do know, however I’m lastly studying learn how to shut down and sign off.

Fact be informed I virtually booted up my laptop computer Thursday once I realized the entire mirror-much less factor however then I used to be like… no, it might wait, and right here I’m house and writing.

Once more, perhaps it’s not that earth shattering however a milestone for me, for positive.

Nicely, there you have got it, my week on the seashore. I got here house and instantly cooked one thing I missed my kitchen a lot.

I’ll depart you with a number of extra photographs from final week. These are all from my telephone as a result of I additionally didn’t deliver my digital camera this yr. That’s additionally a primary!

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That’s the three cousins driving rides.

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Little Bean is lastly capable of go a couple of rounds in paddle ball!

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In fact I’m enjoying Pokémon Go and it’s a blast! I’ll write extra about it in a future publish.

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My youngsters are a lot enjoyable. Annoying at occasions however enjoyable as hell!

Hope you had an ideal week!

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