Truth Hurts

So, I’ve been thinking.

A lot.

Thinking about what?

The recent comment that I was hurt by. The more time I’ve spent thinking about it I realized that the reason I was hurt and upset over it is because she pretty much hit the nail on the head when she said:

stop making excuses! Stop wallowing in your addiction/failures/depressing stuff. DO SOMETHING!!

I can say my feathers were ruffled for so many other reasons but when I get 100% honest with myself it’s because truth hurts. She’s right on! It’s not doing me any good to keep wallowing in the slump I’m in. It’s time to do exactly what she said – do something.

While I’ve been doing small things every day there’s so much more I can be doing and I know that. I’ve been lazy with both exercising (I had the excuse for the last 10 days that it’s because I didn’t have a car – my ex had it so he could fix it for me…my ex as in my son’s dad but that’s a whole nother story. Short version is we get along pretty great now and he’s always willing to help me out when he can!) and the Weight Watchers program. Who cares that I didn’t have a car? I have a ton of workout videos plus it’s nice enough I could have gotten outside and walked. As for being lazy on the Weight Watchers program? Well I don’t even have an excuse for that. I’ve just been craving junk lately so I’ve been eating it.

With all that said…it’s time to get my groove back! It’s time to start kicking some booty again. This commenter gave me a swift kick in the arse and that’s exactly what I needed!

So, here’s my goals for this week:

  • Get back in the gym at least 3 days
  • Increase my water intake by a LOT because I’ve been drinking quite a bit of pop lately
  • Start the Couch to 5k program again…I WILL get past day 1, week 1 this week and move on to day 2!
  • Find a local 5k for either September or October and register

How about you – what are your goals for this week?

P.S. You should check out the Plus Size Bloggers Bye Bye Booties 12 week challenge that starts Monday June 6th. Several cool prizes to be given away 🙂

Me

17 Responses to Truth Hurts

  1. Paula says:

    I understand.

    Sometimes the truth will hurt us,but it’s what we need to hear to get going. You will do awesome with your goals. Reach out if you feel like you may be slipping =)

    • Tishia - Author says:

      Paula – Thanks for commenting. Kinda sucks that something we may need to hear has to hurt so bad! lol

  2. It’s good that whomever she is said it to you which in turn got you thinking and planning again for your success! I needed to see your post today too- same reasons. The truth hurts but it can be used in a positive way. I’ve been wallowing myself for far too long. Time we got into action again!!

    • Tishia - Author says:

      Hi Renee. It’s funny cause I always say that I don’t like it when people are blunt and harsh with me but yet that’s what gets through to me…usually anyway lol. This time it did get through to me. She really hit a nerve and made me realize I did need to stop wallowing in this crap and do something!

      Yes…let’s do this & get into action!

  3. Dawn says:

    I’m soft and the truth hurts me too…but I would always appreciate the truth being spoken in the kindest way possible…and I don’t think this comment was. There are ways of saying things in a kindly way and I think I would have been hurt by this too.
    The fact you have turned this hurt around and used it positively is a real credit to you
    Good for you xXx
    Dawn
    Dawn´s last blog post ..Heavily Inspired

    • Tishia - Author says:

      Dawn – Thanks for commenting. Yep, I’m soft too. lol I think that’s why I was so offended when I read the comment the first time (and several times after). But once I stopped & thought about it, I knew it was because she was so right and that I didn’t like hearing the truth!

  4. Toya says:

    Now this is the Tishia I love to read about! Way to go! This week I am going back to an actual Weight Watcher’s meeting. I have been doing it online, and I think it is time to mix things up!

    @Dawn…you’re right, I could have been less abrasive with my message. I did not mean it to be cross. My intentions were good, but my delivery was harsh. I’m a blunt, to the point, person. Makes me a great lawyer, but a harsh friend at times. I’m working on that, we all have flaws.

    • Tishia - Author says:

      Hi Toya! There’s nothing wrong with being blunt and to the point person. It’s us ‘softies’ (like me) that don’t always know how to handle someone that is blunt and to the point. I have an offline friend like that and sometimes even after all these of being such good friends, I still get my feathers ruffled when she speaks her bluntness (truth) with me! lol

  5. teresa says:

    This week I’m keeping my focus for the whole day, each day. Not letting myself get “lazy” about it.
    And adding abs. I have to start doing more with my workouts.
    Did you end up joining a gym? I can’t remember what happened.
    Way to find your groove!!!
    teresa´s last blog post ..Blobby and Optimistic

    • Tishia - Author says:

      Hi Teresa. Sometimes we just have to take it one day at a time. Heck, sometimes it’s just minute by minute! I did ‘join’ the gym – a month was gifted to me. But now that the month is over I’m not going to be going anymore because I just don’t have the extra $40 a month right now and I’m actually going to be leaving in a few weeks to go stay with a friend for the summer. I will join a gym down there because in her area one gym is only $10 a month!!!!

    • Caden says:

      That’s the best answer by far! Thanks for coutribnting.

  6. Looks like you have some nice goals set…at the end of the say, as long as you are working towards achieving your goals, that is all that matters. Let’s go get it!!

    BTW, I will be signing up for a 5K in September or October as well. WE CAN DO THIS!!

    • Tishia - Author says:

      Athlete Comes Back – now it’s just a matter of getting from point A (setting my goals) to point B (completing them). It’s the inbetween of getting from A to B that worries me. I have to just keep pushing through taking it one day at a time!

      I’m still looking for a local 5k at that time of year in my area. So far there’s not a lot of options around me. Sometimes it really stinks living in such a small town with the closet “big city” being 1.5 hours away.

      That’s awesome to hear you’ll be doing a 5k too 🙂

  7. Munchberry says:

    Tishia,

    I read the other post you linked to. Can I offer something up even though I do not know you? If not delete this. Totally understand. But if I can –

    Why did you let your focus be what you considered to be the negative? I look at that note and I think that person gave a rip about you and SAID they have read you, got to know you and think you are AWESOME! And wanted to snap you out of it. Maybe it was a little inartful (I thought about unsubscribing? I bet you were thinking “Hey lady, this is my life, I am not going to write some fake emotion to please you) or a little on point, but friends often are. I see love when I read it. They want you out of your rut. And here you are trying to pole vault your way out of it! Congratulations. But I say you write what you feel and if people fall away because sunshine and roses must always be on the menu – so be it.

    • Tishia - Author says:

      Munchberry – I won’t delete this, no reason too 🙂

      You know it’s because my entire life has always been revolved around the negative. It started at a really young age when nothing I did was ever good enough – a B should have been an A, yada yada yada. I also had a few family members (they are no longer a part of the family thank gosh!) that started in on me about my weight at a very young age too. It was always “you’re so pretty but you need to lose weight, no one will love a fat girl, your weight will keep you from doing so many things, hey if you lose weight I’ll buy you this or that or this…” It just went on and on and on and it’s sad to say but I grew up thinking that life was all about negativity and my faults. It’s almost like I don’t know how to focus on the positive sometimes…I’ve been really working on trying to change my thinking patterns but it’s not so easy and I still find myself stuck in negative ruts like I was recently.

      Thanks for commenting 🙂

      • Munchberry says:

        I totally understand that. Totally. AND it is easier to recognize kindness from the outside AND it is hard to read something as kindness when it is wrapped in things that IN THE PAST (because you see it now for what it is and have perspective!! : )) were cutting comments.

        I look at you and I see hope.

    • Addy says:

      Deep thinking – adds a new disiemnon to it all.