Sunday, June 6, 2010

Cowgirl Up

Time to get back in.

Yep. Time to get back in the saddle. I think this is how I've been doing it:

I've been really having a hard time keeping the binge-eating under control, but that doesn't mean I can't continue to exercise, particularly strength training.

Greta from Big Bottom Blogger has a challenge for us called "Race to 10." We are to lose 10 pounds of fat while increasing lean muscle mass, and we are using our % body fat measurements to monitor the changes. The scale may not show a weight loss, but the fat% numbers should. Click here to read more.

I like the idea of not relying on the scale, and measuring is more time-consuming than a quick weigh, so I won't be doing that every day. I guess I better get a plan. That would help. I'll work on that after I post this.

I'll admit I have this nagging fear of failing (again). I can't give up, though (I think that would be the ultimate fail). So, I'm gonna get back on that horse and show it who's boss.


  1. You can do this Gina! YOU ARE BOSS!!!!

    The only one who can tell you you can't is you. And you don't have to listen!!!! NIKE

  2. I know how you feel! But you are right... we'll show failure who's boss, and totally succeed... right?

  3. Giddyup, cowgirl!! You can do it!!

  4. Very cute photo of the lion on the horse. Does seem appropriate for this situation. Just don't dig in your claws too deep.

  5. We can do this, Gina! Great analogy to get back in the saddle, correctly...not facing backwards. :)

  6. I read it somewhere-- "just observe and correct."

    And then there's always, "What could you accomplish if you weren't afraid of failing?"

    Why don't you start a challenge? I'm ready for a good one!

  7. I know it's hard to hop back on after a fall off the wagon, but you CAN do this. Just don't focus on being afraid to fail. That will get you know where.

  8. Ok, so I just used that body fat calculator .. and apparently, I'm carrying around 76 pounds of fat !! That's a depressing thought .. but motivating ?