Thursday, September 09, 2010

Small Successes (Vol. 14)

1.  Made and kept my appointment for my annual exam with my gynocologist.  I'm only 9 months off schedule, so... Hey, at least I got in before I'm pregnant again.

2a. I'm glad I kept that appointment because I talked with him about my failure to lose weight (among other female problems) despite my clean living and P90X  exercise regimen.  I mean what more can I do?  I think something is wrong.  He said he'd test my thyroid.  Not that I want trouble, but come on!  I'm doing everything I can to live a healthy lifestyle and the scale hasn't moved.  Something has to be wrong.

2b. I'm in the last week of P90X, otherwise known as recovery week and I've got a major head cold.  I'm taking this week off and I'll recover next week.  BUT...despite my complaining over lack of downward scale motion, I've had huge successes in strength and agility this week.  HUGE!  What is it, for heaven's sake? Ok, I'll tell you.  After discussing my inability to do military style push ups (arms squeezing your sides as you push up and go down)  my husband related how for him it's all about his mindset.  So, I thought maybe my brain was getting in the way (hardly ever been a problem before ;-)    I tried it and I'll be darned if I didn't crank out 15 military push-ups (from my knees) over the course of a workout.  My max is 3 in a row.  It was like magic!!! I couldn't believe it.   

3.  My outburst with Emma last week has been the one dark spot on the whole homework routine.  She's figured it out and I haven't had to worry about losing my temper since the first day.  Thank God, right?  I know homework is only going to get harder as the year progresses, but so far we're both doing alright.

It’s important for moms to recognize that all the small successes in our days can add up to one big triumph. So on Thursday of each week, we do exactly that. To share yours, click here.


  1. Great that you got to the OB/GYN -- why is that one so hard to remember to make ;)

    Congrats on the pushups -- I hate pushups but my trainer has me do them and I do. I am working on the non-from my knees style and that is hard. My fear is I am going to fall on my face

  2. 1. Good for you! 2a. Hope you get the answers you're looking for, and it isn't anything serious. 2b. You're doing more than most people (me!) you go girl! 3. Pray, pray, pray! You're doing a good job!

  3. I left a comment this morning, but I don't think it went through. So here goes again =)
    #1: This makes me laugh because I'm the queen of avoiding ob/gyn check ups. I just can't satnd going to the doc and have them poking me when there's never anything wrong with me.

    #2: I was in the Army for a couple of years. Haven't done a whole lot of pushups ever since I got out. GOOD JOB!! I think maybe I'll start working out once I'm done having children...I am much too tired when I'm pregnant or nursing. Maybe it's all just excuses ;)

  4. Good for you on #1. I've got a six month old and still haven't been back for the postpartum check. I don't feel like it! My doctor checks my thyroid often, too, for various physical things I complain about. It always turns out to be something else, though. My iron is low, or I need Progesterone. I wonder what you'll come up with? Hope it helps!

  5. Awesome list of successes!! Thank you for the reminder that I have to get myself into the GYN. Ooops! Forget that on! LOL!

  6. Awesome list! I need to get going on the exercise thing here! BTW: You might be interested in a book called the Schwarzbein Principal - you might find it interesting regarding the "not being able to lose weight". I haven't read it yet but I intend to. I just read Jillian Michael's book Master Your Metabolism and she talks about how important it is to eat the right combo's of fat/protein/etc. She really gets into the whole messed up hormonal system and how it makes weight loss incredibly difficult even with a good workout regiment.

  7. Good job on making it in to your gyn. Since I work for one, I know how important it is to get your yearly check-up! Even if we all hate it :p

    On that note, I hope you figure out what's going on with your female stuff!

  8. BIG successes for you this week! Thanks for the OB/GYN reminder! I think I'm due for my exam too. Of course, it will probably take months before I can get in.

  9. Hmmmm, maybe you're gaining lots of muscle?


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