Saturday, May 07, 2011
I've had a cycle of ups and downs with my weight for as long as I can remember. I love food, and I hate exercise so weight is definitely a struggle. Let me rephrase, I don't hate exercise, because I love the feeling of accomplishment when I've finished as well as the euphoria that comes with a good sweat, but I dread going to the gym, or outside, or doing anything physically taxing. I love it when it's over, but hate it before it begins, while I'm doing it, it's not so bad.
For the past month I've been pushing myself harder than I've ever pushed myself before, limiting calories, lifting weights, and doing cardio. I've never seen such a minimal return for my efforts before nor have I ever worked so hard. I have to admit that it's frustrating, but I know I'm doing the right things for my body, my health, and my future. It's discouraging to see such minimal results, but it's encouraging to know that I'm not in this for a week or a month, but for life. I want to be stronger, have more energy, and be healthier. I want to hold my grandchildren's children, I want to live a long happy and loving life, and beat all of these challenges that extra weight has presented. I can do it and I will. Everyday is an opportunity for success, and I will be successful.