2 steps forward..1 step back
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
At the beginning of this week I was 229.2lbs. I wasn't working out as often as I should and I def could have been making healthier choices! This past weekend something "clicked" for me. If I wanted this bad enough....I have to be willing to put in the work. I have to make the extra effort to see change! Just doing enough to "get by" isn't going to give me the results I want! I have to be consistent and realistic. The weight isn't just going to magically melt off in a week no matter how hard I exercise....
My friends and family can't do it for me. I have to have the dedication to myself. It's going to be a daily struggle and I know at times I will want to throw in the towel but I am focusing on the person I was just 2 summers ago. Healthy. Fitness Oriented. High Energy. Motivated. In Shape. Dedicated. 173lb!!! This facts of my not so distant past may seem depressing to some however its inspiring to me. It means I CAN do it. I HAVE done it. I just need to look inside myself and find the courage to keep going.
I personally, have found that lately I can't do a scheduled workout program. I can't schedule my workouts 30 days in advance or even a week in advance. It just doesn't work for me. I end up getting burn out and discouraged and ultimately quitting. I like my workouts to be spontaneous. Whatever I feel like that day. Jogging. Walking. Treadmill intervals, Turbo Jam. Walk Away the Pounds. Elliptical. I have found that by doing this I am much more consistent! I have worked out 5 out of the last 6 days! For me that's huge as just a few weeks ago I was struggling to do 2-3 days a week. My workout time varies as it depends on my mood. I tell myself I have to make it to at least 20 minutes. If I want to quit of that..;fine. I rarely do tho. In fact last nights was 45 min!
So am I bummed that I didn't lose more this week? Well sure I am...but that isn't going to stop me from doing what I have been doing. Its not going to derail me or cause me to sabotage my efforts. I will move forward. I will press on.