Monday, November 03, 2014
I haven't been on SparkPeople for a while. I let things slide and have gone back to my heaviest weight for a long time. However, I'm back and ready to shift the weight once more and this time I have had a good think about why I gave up before.
One of my main problems had become motivation. I felt like I worked really hard but the weight didn't shift. However, I wasn't really being honest with myself about how hard I was really trying. I often went over my calories and pretended to myself it didn't matter, but obviously it does.
Another personal issue was fitting in exercise. I was going to Zumba once a week but missed a couple of classes because of bad traffic and then with being away on trips. I need to restart this tomorrow. Yes, I'm scared of going, but I also know I've no reason to be. I actually really enjoyed it before and no one is there to judge me.
Lastly, I'd begun to think this was just an endless problem: I put weight on easily. I just don't have an athletic build. I don't like sport. I love food. I felt depressed at the thought of always having to watch what I ate.
Then it hit me: LOADS of people have to do this! Actresses and pop stars have personal trainers and chefs for goodness sake! Think of all the lovely people on SparkPeople who have been here for years. Its not a case of 'poor little me, I'm special, I'll always find this hard and its not fair'. Its a case of 'Lots of people find this difficult, but they stay on it and keep trying. You are not alone. You have lots of people with you here. Keep trying and, if it is a case of trying all your life, well - it just is. You will be healthier for it. You will be happier for it.'
Right, time to get serious!