Redefining Lisa One Step at a Time

My journey to health and happiness

Slowly but Surely February 8, 2014

Filed under: Healthy Living,Motivation,Personal — redefininglisa @ 1:45 pm
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Can I tell you, I hate scales.  Abhor them actually.  Yet, I am bound to them.  I try and not jump on daily, playing the game of dressing upstairs (my scale is downstairs), knowing I won’t step on while fully dressed.  Last week, the scale told me I was at my lowest number ever.  Happy dancing ensued! Then the next day without any changes in my behavior, exercise, etc. I stepped on once again, and low and behold, the scale jumped up about two pounds.  Growling and irritation ensued.


So now I ask…was the scale wrong? Tricking me? Playing a nasty game of “let’s make her feel good one day to only feel crappy the next”. Now I have played catch up all week no wake up today not yet back to the same number I was at last Saturday.

Why do I do this to myself? Why do those numbers mean so much to me? Why am i allowing the scale to run my life?

Ive ve read other bloggers who do not weigh themselves for months at a time, allowing the fit of clothes to be their tell, allowing themselves to NOT be held to a number.  I know I am not just a number, but that number motivates me, keeps me honest, shows the payoff for my hard work at the gym.  Honestly I feel like this time around it is slower losing the weight.  Maybe that is in my mind, maybe I started off higher than I was the last time, so that is affecting my mental outlook on this.  All I know is it is frustrating.


How often do you weigh yourself? How have you broken the cycle of being tied to a number?


One Step Forward…Two Steps Back… February 5, 2014

Filed under: Moving my Butt!,Personal — redefininglisa @ 7:00 am
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Heel pain sucks.  I have been upping my cardio and the result is….heel pain.  Otherwise known as plantar fasciitis.  I have tried stretching exercises, icing my heel after exercise, eliminating all impact cardio work, wearing my running shoes and orthopedic inserts, and having my chiropractor work on it when I am there.  My latest attempt at relief is Rock Tape.  After watching some videos, I taped my foot for added support.  It has helped a bit.

Rock Tape

Any other suggestions for plantar fasciitis?  Heel pain?  I really want to begin running again and I know that is not a good idea until I get this healed.

For those who are not sure of  what this is….here is a link to a description:

I will keep you posted, minor discouragement, but won’t keep me down.





Struggling… January 2, 2012

Filed under: Motivation,Moving my Butt!,Personal — redefininglisa @ 6:36 pm
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Right now, I cannot bring myself to run/walk on the treadmill.  The past two days I got on with really good intentions and then after about ten minutes was done.  Today I moved to the bike and did my cardio there.  I am not sure what is going on there?  Any other people out there ever get like this?  I hope it passes!  I have even tried to mix it up and do random workouts, bigger incline, etc.  If there are any suggestions, please send them my way.  I am afraid moving outside ruined the treadmill for me 🙂  and living in Pittsburgh, being outside over the next couple months is next to impossible!


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