Cotton-headed Ninny Muggins

Do you ever feel like a cotton-headed ninny muggins? Of course you do. Don’t we all feel like that sometimes?

September has come and gone, and I am so NOT where I wanted to be goal-wise. I was trying to get my shit together in September and it just didn’t happen. All I get is an honorable mention. I woke up EVERY single weekday morning at 4:30 am and did Jillian Michael’s Ripped in 30 work out. I am currently finishing up my last week. (I started a week in to the month.)

While I am super proud of the fact that I have “shown up to class” in the mornings….I am not so proud of my results. There is something to be said about the fact that abs are made in the kitchen! I am really good about being healthy for breakfast and lunch during the week. I have been drinking my spinach smoothies in the mornings and usually doing soup, salad and a little cottage cheese for lunch. I am pretty good for weeknight dinners. I usually try to cook up something healthy most nights and stick to as close to a portion sized meal as I can. I might have an afternoon snack that consists of a rice cake, chex mix or maybe a few crackers…nothing too crazy. Except for last night, last night I may have had a chocolate chip cookie. or three I have only been drinking water, coffee, and green tea during the week. I have cut out diet sodas pretty much completely. Unless I am eating at a Mexican restaurant…I have to have a diet coke at a Mexican restaurant, it is the law.

So, where do I go wrong you ask? The freakin’ weekends! It starts with Friday nights. We have been on a kick about saving money and not going out on Fridays so we have been doing pizza at home Friday nights. Normally I have 2 pieces max. Not HORRIBLY wrong…but I could do better! Then Saturday and Sunday I pretty much eat whatever the hell I want. Chips and salsa, cheese fries, bar food and beer. Saturday and Sunday basically undo EVERTHING that I work hard on all week. It has become a vicious and tiring cycle and it needs to stop.

This Friday, instead of having frozen pizza, we are going to go out for Sushi and Miso soup. You cant go wrong with some raw tuna and some soup broth. We used to do sushi Fridays before and it worked pretty well. I am also going to cut back on the amount that I cheat during the weekends. Instead of cheating at every meal both Saturday and Sunday, I will allow myself ONE cheat meal. No more real bacon or biscuits in the mornings, no snacking on ridiculousness all day, and I will find healthier options if we go out. I have to have one cheat meal so that I am not completely depriving myself and hating life.

I look at the calendar and see September as a waste of 30 days that I didn’t get serious enough, that I didn’t try hard enough. There is nothing to do but to start over again. It has to be done.

You may ask yourself, what do all of these Elf pictures and GIF have to do with this post? Christmas is my favorite, that’s why.

Now go join the blog hop with Liz because it is HUMP DAAAAAAAYYYYYY!!! And also because Liz rocks. Who doesn’t like the camel and a blog hop? 
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  • Reply Miranda October 2, 2013 at 12:23 pm

    Ahh…Elf makes my life! “You don’t smell like Santa…you smell like beef and cheese.”

    The weekends get me too! It’s so hard to realize that we aren’t invincible in terms of food on Saturday and Sunday. The important thing is that you keep trying! 🙂

  • Reply SMD @ lifeaccordingtosteph October 2, 2013 at 12:33 pm

    I try not to crap the bed on the weekends. It’s hard!

  • Reply Ashley October 2, 2013 at 2:36 pm

    Elf is one of my favorite Christmas movies 🙂 Don’t beat yourself up too much for indulging on the weekends. We all do it… it’s hard not to with all the good things to eat. I know I’m not helping. Sorry! Good luck!

  • Reply Kathy @ Vodka and Soda October 2, 2013 at 2:40 pm

    ELF is my life; that movie seriously rules.

    weekends are also my downfall…it takes me forever to get back into work mode 🙁

    Vodka and Soda

  • Reply Anna October 2, 2013 at 8:11 pm

    Hey I think youre awesome for even starting your fitness plan, you’re farther than me, and lots of people!! :).

    I love Christmas too, yay for holidays!

  • Reply Lauren October 2, 2013 at 9:25 pm

    I’m sure you’re being too hard on yourself! Getting up with JM is something for sure! I feel you on undoing over the weekends and it is so hard to be smart when you go out. We made homemade pizza with bleu cheese, have you tried that? The strong flavor goes a long way! Good luck and I am sure you are doing way better than it feels!

    Also, candy, candy corn, candy canes, and syrup are not part of your diet, kay?

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