Yesterday was quite a challenge for me - work wise. I had planned on doing Bikram after work, but by 5:00 pm all I wanted to do was check out, pick up some wine and hit the couch. I was tired, grumpy, negative, sad, pissed, frustrated - you name it. Bad day all around.
As I headed home, I was in the turn lane toward my 'hood. It's a long light that I usually have to sit through 3 times. There was a definite internal battle as to whether I should go home or do yoga. At the last minute, I pushed my thoughts to the more positive of the decisions. Then I left it to fate. I didn't have water with me so I would have to buy one. So IF there was $3 in my wallet (I NEVER carry cash) then I would go to yoga. If not, I would hit the liquor store with my ATM card and get wine. And guess what, there was $13 in my wallet.
The light turned green and I skidded across 2 lanes to change directions toward the Bikram Studio. The moment I walked in, I started to feel better. As the first bead of sweat dripped from my arm off my elbow, I knew I made the right decision. Class was hard, but I kept thinking that with every drip of sweat, I was rinsing away all the stress and negativity that found itself in my body.
I walked out feeling like a new woman. I felt so amazing and mostly proud for making a good decision.
Then my mom, who has been struggling with her weight, called me while I was driving home. She shared a non-scale victory with me too. She went for a 3 mile walk and turned down and invite to go out for ice-cream. I was really proud of her and just KNEW that today's topic had to be NON-SCALE VICTORIES! (Don't you just love when blog ideas get laid your lap like this?)
You might notice that I removed the "digits" section in my side bar where I accounted for my weight. Since I've managed to stay in maintenance mode (between 128-131) for a while, I have decided to remove that bar. You know my crazy ass will still weigh myself every couple days, but there's no need to post it unless things enter into the danger zone again.
Right now, I'm going to revel in non-scale victories and I urge you all to do the same. Share one in the comments section. I swear it feels really good!
Song of the Day: Don't Know Why (remix) by "My Fitness Music" on iTunes