Monday, August 30, 2010
To quote a phrase of my Spark friend Susie, "you gotta wanna." Oh so true. And I do want to stay healthy. I do want to fit in my clothing and be comfortable. I do want to be fit and feel strong. But...lately, I also want to eat dessert, and stay in the AC and be cool. I don't find myself wanting to think about every bite I eat. I don't want to go outside and sweat bullets while I take my walk, or weed my garden (if you can call that bed of weeds a garden!) I don't even want to stay inside and sweat bullets working out in the AC - it's like my body KNOWS it's almost 100 degrees out there.
But the "wannas" outweigh the "don't wannas," at least starting now. (That's my stand and I'm sticking to it.) Desserts are gone from the house. Healthy foods are restocked. I WILL get a workout in today, and everyday, (with few exceptions.) My clothes still fit, but you know that feeling when you unzip your pants and can breathe a bit easier again; like you don't even realize you've bound yourself into your clothes until you loosen the binds, so to speak...I'm getting there. I like my clothes; I don't want to buy more (unless of course they are on sale and really cute!) I will not buy clothes because I need a bigger size. WON'T DO IT! Not again.
So I'm currently 3 pounds above my goal; 5 above the lowest I've been since I came here. This oh, so slow, one-pound-at-a-time creep is how I yo-yo. Lately, I've been operating under the premise that THINKING about exercise is the same as doing it. Would that it were so easy! For all the times I think about working out, I could be the fitness model of the year. Time to get up off my chair. Time to stop being so busy and get BUSY working out.
Because I DON"T want to...go back.