Getting rid of my excuses!
Sunday, May 20, 2012
I have lost a lot of weight, struggled to maintain my current weight and lose the last 7 lbs to reach my goal weight of 140lbs (10 stone).
I've always blamed things and had reasons for not losing the last few lbs - busy job; the many things I need to do, such as trying to find a new place to live in because I'm not getting along with my flatmates or finding a 2nd job because I need the money; busy getting to know and see my new boyfriend. But you know what, they aren't the reason why I've been yoyoing around the same weight for months! They aren't the reason I don't exercise when I should. It's me that's doing it! I make up the excuses and stop myself from making the extra effort and going the extra mile. I had surgery in early February and was told not to exercise for 3 months. Well, that 3 months has passed and have I started exercising yet?
I found the Body Sculpting Bible for Women book in a charity shop and started reading it today. I've only read a few pages and came across one point which was on determination. Success = Determination x (Training + Nutrition + Rest). I normally say I am determined but I've been making far too many excuses recently and blaming circumstances and people for not working out or eating too much cake, etc, but it all comes down to me and what I decide. So I decided today I would start exercising and did a circuit from Chalean's Extreme DVD and feel amazing! I did this programme late last year and felt so much stronger. Since the surgery though I have felt flabby and weaker. Yes my nutrition is good and I'm eating quite well most of the time but now I can start exercising and get fit again!
I just read the Be Brave blog http://www.dailyspark.com/blog
.asp?post=be_brave on Daily Spark and it really resonates with me. I have wanted to start jogging again but feel silly and embarrassed to do it around London when I'm used to doing it alone in the fields and woods near my parent's home in rural Essex. People looking at me running is my idea of hell! Well this week I'm going to be brave. I am going to part jog / walk around Finsbury Park. I need to take it easy since I haven't exercised properly in ages but with determination and consistent exercise with good healthy eating, I can lose the last few lbs and get into the fittest shape I have ever been! As Chalean said, take 'one day at a time, one meal at a time, one workout at a time' and eventually we will reach our goals.