Thursday, November 29, 2012
After a long last few months of downfalls and stress (some bad, some good!), I "dared" myself to step on the scale this morning. "Oh. Boy." I've reached my all-time high in the weight department, and my all-time low in my self-image. Numbers don't lie, and it's time to stop lying to myself about the fact that I am the reason that I have evolved into this. Not a great start to my Holiday Season, but I'll have to make a turn around.
It's true what they say...After 40, it gets SO MUCH harder to lose the weight! But that doesn't mean I can't. And it doesn't mean I won't. It just means that I have to be more determined than ever before to want it off.
After making many excuses over the past year of why I can't go to the gym, I've decided to start a list of why I love going to the gym. And number one on this list is FEELING GREAT after I've had a successful workout and hit my "calories burned" goal.
I've started doing some strength-training exercises over the past 6 weeks, but haven't been persistent, and really slacked on the cardio and calorie burning. Starting this week, I've increased my cardio and calorie burning (my goal is 50% more calories burned per workout). And next week I'll be putting the two together.
Although December is usually the most difficult time to stick to the plan, I am making it my goal to do this for myself. Although I might miss a few peices of my favorite holiday desserts and cookies, I'll thank myself in January.
Now I just have to keep this positive attitude!