Sunday, January 02, 2011
It is officially the end 2010. What a perfect time to write another note about my FitNess Journey.
I started my journey in April of 2010 and what a journey it has been, and continues to be. I was never involved in any type of sports and was severely out of shape. I was beginning a journey towards being overweight. I just racked up my thoughts as I was going into my mid forties and it was just part of "aging"; and had not even remotely given any thoughts to a "exercise program". However, I did start to feel very depressed and hated my body. Fortunately, I did find a small goal - to look "good" in a bikini for my upcoming trip to Orlando.
So at last I "started". Or at least that is what I told myself. I did the bare minimum and said it was good enough. I went on my trip, wore my bikini but realized I was lying to myself about how good I looked. It was time to change and get real about my fitness and my eating habits.
I came home with a refreshed mind and a new passion to give my fitness journey a fighting chance. I could have just given up and stopped right then and there. But I chose not to stop, instead I chose to fight and work harder to change. Was it easy? No.
I changed my daily eating habits, and scheduled time each day to workout. I did not "just do it" anymore. I listened to what was being said by the instructors and did what they said. I started paying closer attention to labels on the foods I was about to ingest. I put it all together and worked out 5 - 6 days a week. When I worked out, I pushed harder and harder always remembering my goals. When I did not feel like working out, I did it anyways. I rescheduled my life to include fitness. I stopped buying the junk when I went grocery store and started to learn about what foods were good for my body to incorporate mindful and healthy eating.
It has been 9 months since I started this journey and I have learned so much along the way. I am working out to P90X and by pushing that play button at 5:00 AM; I can honestly say that for the first time in years - I LIKE what I see in the mirror. My body is responding to the workouts and changing - eliminating the years of building fat. I have muscles where I didn't even know they existed. I like what I see now.
Along with the positive body image, I have also obtained a joyful inner being along this journey as well. I feel good inside of my heart, soul and mind. I can honestly say I don't think I have felt this alive inside since I was a kid. Being fit on the outside, brings along a fit of my mind as well. I am very proud of myself and what I changed and become with this journey. I like me again.
"Pushing Play", "Rev'ing It Higher", and "Bringing It" are the BEST things I have for myself in years. Now I am paying it forward to those I love and reaching out to others to help them obtain success with their fitness journey's as well - including children. Our children need this! If not, they will be the first group to age the most unhealthy of any generation. It is time to change.
Who would have known nine months ago that this GREAT JOURNEY would evolve into such a positive way? It is perfect and I would not have it any other way.
I would also like to take the time to thank my boyfriend, my daughters, my brother, my sista, my family and my friends for supporting me. I know the support you all have given me as provided me more opportunities to continue my journey. Thank You So Much!!!!
You can have all this too, don't put it off or making excuses any longer - get up and get moving is all it takes!!!
Find me on Facebook at D's FitNess-Motivation-N-More and online at http://beachbodycoach.com/dfiacco713
Here's to a Successful YOU in 2011 and beyond.