Not Even ONE Pound….BUT

This is the first time in a looooong time that I’ve went over a week without blogging.  The truth is I’ve been super busy DOING all of the things I talk about daily.  I’m actually on my way to jazz class in a few.  Yes, really. Last week was a “step up to the plate” type of week.

Photo Apr 13, 8 37 33 AMLet’s not get it twisted.  I had a GREAT time.  But not enough sleep or food and way too much coffee made me re-evaluate my patterns.  I realized I can be a one switch kind of woman: all the way ON or all the way OFF.  (Can anybody feel me on this one?)  Since I was all the way ON this week, I figured the rest of my body would be on too.  Imagine my surprise when I stepped on the scale and I had only lost .6 pounds.

No, for real.  .6 pounds.  I was, momentarily, mad as hell.  Let me tell you what I did from Sunday to Sunday.

Photo Apr 13, 8 47 52 AMLast Sunday, I started practicing with the newly formed Clave Y Tumbao Alabama dance team. We were initiated with a four hour dance practice.  (Yes, you read that right.) Monday morning, I headed to the gym at 5 a.m., trained my clients and taught Pilates, Zumba and yoga.  Tuesday morning, I got up and drove ALL the way (I mean ALL the way) across town to try a LaGree method workout (which was really good).

EVO Fitness HuntsvilleEVO Fitness HuntsvilleI trained my clients and taught yoga that day.  I headed to a salsa on the 2 and jazz class that night.  I headed back to the gym at 5;30 a.m. Wednesday, trained clients, taught Zumba and Piloxing and took a ballet class that night.  Photo Apr 09, 4 39 35 AM

Thursday, I went back to the gym at 5 a.m. and taught a yoga class and Zumba that day.  Friday, I went back to the gym at 5;30 a.m., trained clients and stayed out for HOURS walking, looking for clothes to fit my eleven year old daughter that didn’t make her look like she was getting ready to go to the club (no luck).

Saturday, I got up and drove almost two hours to Birmingham to attend salsa and bachata workshops and then drove back and dance for three hours and a dance social.

Photo Apr 11, 5 11 00 PMSunday, I got up and went to church and then did ANOTHER four hour practice.

Did I mention I made SEVERAL trips to Sprouts, got over 10,000 steps (obviously but I even took walks while I was working instead of sitting down) daily, sometimes 20,000, was eating salads for breakfast and drinking my alkaline water? And I lost .6 pounds.

But I’m not really discouraged.  I’m encouraged.

I’m back.


If you’ve read my blog for a while then you know I went emotionally down for a minute. Even though I’m SUPER tired and I didn’t balance this thing well, I want to jump up and down at the fact that I WENT for it.

We don’t celebrate our victories enough.  We get lost in what we feel like are our failures. I’ve done things in the past week that I never thought I could do, like balance on my toes with less pain, dance in heels again, go to a class that started AFTER my bed time 🙂 and go to the store and buy a salad instead of going to Starbucks and getting a latte (but FULL disclosure: I bought one later in the day.  I’m working on the changes but I’m not perfect. :))

Photo Apr 08, 5 41 46 PMScale victories are awesome.  Soul victories are better.

What’s your victory this week?

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6 Responses to Not Even ONE Pound….BUT

  1. Jennifer Ramirez says:

    Well I’m happy and not happy to read this. Lol mainly not happy because you are right. But happy because I’m not alone. Girl these struggles are hard to face without the right perspective and you have the RIGHT PERSPECTIVE! My victory this week happened yesterday when I ran 6.4 miles with no hip pain and no stopping. I’m not trying to be any old version of myself , but instead I’m creating a new stronger one. It’s hard to see that with kids , nursing school, finals , work , and goals that seem so far away. Truth is my goals are happening and I just need to appreciate what I’m DOING instead of what I’m not. Lots of love … Thank you for your blog.

    • HipHealthyChick says:

      How AMAZING, Mama!!!!!! So proud of you! And so proud of US for going after it without being held back by what we THINK we SHOULD be! We ARE everything we SHOULD be and we are getting strong by the day!!! 🙂

  2. GiGi Eats says:

    I got rid of my scale 4 years ago because I HATE numbers and I will never ever ever let numbers define me as a person EVER again! I am thrilled that you’re not letting the numbers discourage you! 🙂 You look beyond thrilled with your progress as you should!

    • HipHealthyChick says:

      Thanks, Gigi! Indeed!
      I feel amazing with the EMOTIONAL step up, you know?
      Hi-Five to YOU, girlfriend! It’s NEVER about being defined that way! We ROCK!!!!!! 🙂

  3. Valencia says:

    Hey Tasha! Sounds like you had a great week! .6 lbs…who cares? You rocked it and owned the week, so…Awesome!
    My victory for the week was completing my first boot camp class! It was a trial run, but still challenging!
    Take care!

    • HipHealthyChick says:

      How AWESOME, Valencia!!! You go, girl!!!!
      Thanks for the kudos and for stopping by! Have a great weekend!