Thursday, June 26, 2014
Today I had planned to start exercising again, using Jillian's "Boost your metabolism" dvd.
I have found in the past that I really enjoy that one and the "Kickboxing" one.
Today though, I did not feel like exercising. It had been really hot all day and I felt really tired after coming back from school.
A little voice in my head was telling me that it would be ok if I skipped training today, since I would train tomorrow anyway. That it would not harm my goal of losing weight since I'm on a diet anyway. But that's the thing. Just dieting has never done the work for me. Not on its own.
My previous experience with dieting has taught me that no matter how your day has been, when you feel like skipping exercising,you need to push yourself through, and find something else to do instead that you will enjoy doing on that particular day.
It is not that something bad will happen if you don t exercise for one day, if you have a good reason not to, or you feel that your body really needs a break, then it s acceptable. But boredom or feeling tired, isn't. Not to me anymore.
I have discovered that having a variety of alternative indoor and outdoor activities can really help deal with such a situation. So today when I didn't feel like doing some interval training, I went for some zumba instead.
Ok, so I didn't stick to the plan. But I kept myself active through the day. Every bit of exercising counts. It takes you one step closer to being healthier. Zumba today might have burned fewer calories than what I expected to have burned with interval training but that's ok.
I stayed active. I found an obstacle and worked my way around it.
Maybe today's accomplishment is small, but in my eyes it's something big! Because if I keep the same presence of mind every day, I have more chances of achieving my goal in the end and actually getting there while having fun.
This is not just a diet. It is about change in the long term. Changing habits and gaining my life back. It should be fun. I should enjoy it. So should all of us.