Tuesday, December 11, 2012
I read a blog today by LDRICHEL called "I'm Not A Superhero, You Know" that really struck me. Her blogs are both personal and universal and always interesting. I encourage you to read her stuff.
What I took from this particular entry is that there is no magical threshold for motivation for any of us. Even for those of us who have had some success in the fitness and pounds down arena, there are still difficult daily choices that need to be made. There is no Food-N-Fitness Fairy who gently (or not-so gently) taps you on the shoulder every morning when it's time to work out. We all still just have to make the choice and get out butts moving. No excuses.
Here is part of my comment on her blog.
"Thanks so much for sharing your experiences honestly. I too, have built fitness and a regular exercise schedule in the past two years. I am still overweight and still here on SP maintaining a 60+ lb. loss and I agree with you 100%. It's still not easy - pixie dust and moonbeams - every day. Sometimes, I just don't WANT to lift weights, or walk, or do HIIT. But I have re-framed my thinking to be "I get to make this choice every day to do something good for me. To maintain the muscles that I worked hard to get and that work hard burning calories for me every hour.''
For me, GOOSIEMOON, the eating part is even harder, but I find that if I keep up the exercise, I don't eat inappropriately as much. I make more good choices than bad. Every day has the same types of choices as the day before. You get to make them again and again and again...Hey! maybe I'M my own Food-N-Fitness Fairy! Does that count as a superhero?