I woke up this morning and got on the scale, and I was floored, shocked, amazed and disappointed.  I saw a number that I haven’t seen in a really long time.  I started praying to God to help me.  This weight loss thing can be so hard sometimes.   I know that I have a gift of helping people with their journey, but its so frustrating that my progress made a U-turn and is running in the wrong direction.  I started panicking, telling myself; I’ll never be able to make my fitness DVD, will my blog readers and runners start to think I’m a fraud?  And then I had to catch myself.  That downward spiral only goes down and nothing good comes from it.  I prayed God just help me with today.  I started remembering what my weight watcher leader and my Hollywood Aunt always say, just take it ONE DAY AT TIME.  I realized, that no, Running Into Shape is not a disaster because I gained a couple pounds and yes, they will still read your blog and  yes your family still loves you because you’re human, and we make mistakes.  I prayed again “Okay God, I’m serious, help a sista out, I can’t do it by myself.”  Instead of hitting up the deli shop at my job for a quick muffin, I took a vitamuffin top (100 cal) and a weightwatcher yogurt….(amaretto flavor, so delicious)…. Then I told my co-worker first thing, I’m eating a salad & water for lunch, nothing else, not negotiable.  She’s working on her weight too, and she signed up Lyle’s Boot Camp class with me!  I am so excited to have another workout buddy.  You know I live for a plan, so I found my next 5K.  It’s called the Sista Strut to help bring awareness to the startling number of women of color with breast cancer in my area.  It’s a walk, but it’s not until October, so I hope to run the whole thing.   

After work, I came home to let Nyah out and get dressed for class.  I picked up my co-worker friend and we were on our way.  We were just about 3 minutes late and already missed 3 exercises.  Lyle is serious about his class.  We joined in the jumping jacks and squat thrusts.  Then, he had us lay the mats on an incline and do sit ups and pushups and repeat.  That little hill made it that much harder.  But thank GOD, for a cool day, it was only in the 80’s with a cool breeze.  I’ll take that over ridiculously hot days we’ve been having.  Class was so nice to do with a friend, and have that extra encouragement during the suicide runs and planks.  I guess God was listening this morning, because I had a Gold Star day!

What Did Carli Eat Today?

B-Vita Muffin Top, WW Amaretto Yogurt (actually quite filling combo), Green Tea w/ Splenda

L– Fried Chicken Salad w/Fat Free Italian Dressing, Small breadstick & Water

D– Subway Sandwich & 13 animal crackers (I counted a serving)

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  1. It is true, we are all human. And yes the darn scale likes to go the wrong direction sometimes. My hubby tries to help by saying your just a little puffy this week. Sorry dear that don’t help. So I just get back on track and hit the track or park again. Don’t worry, we will not give up on the blog, so don’t you. Good luck with the 5k coming up. I want to hear all about it! Nov. 7th is my first half marathon. I will walk most of it, but you will be jogging with me at times! Thanks for all that you do for us!!!!

  2. Yes we are human, and we are not perfect. We will have mishaps every now and then, but as long as we learn from them, continue to strive and work hard, your readers will continue to read and be inspired by your efforts. I know I am inspired reading your blogs, because you are real person, telling real life stories, who wouldn’t respect honesty and dedication. Keep up the good work, remain prayerful and I will see you on the line at the Sista Strut 5k walk.

  3. Hey Carli. Sorry to hear about the shock on the scale but this journey, you’re right, is not an easy one. There are so many culprits lying in wait to sabotage our efforts: tv, soda, tasty food, etc…etc. Glad you called on a wiser power for guidance and hope it comes soon. Good luck and God bless.

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