Wednesday, June 05, 2013
It's been a goal of mine to start a blog to document my weight loss journey, hoping that it would be a springboard to keep me on track. I love to write and have used it as an outlet for my emotions for years, but have stopped doing in the past couple of years due to "no time" or "being tired", ect. Excuses.
It seems I have a lot of excuses. I can't get up in the morning to exercise because I'm tired. My weight has crept up because I'm always busy. I can't go to the gym because my legs, arms, chest, ect. hurts. I can't eat healthy because it's too hard. I can't go on a run because my legs hurt too much. My PT scores have gone down because I'm too busy to workout and by the time I get home I'm too tired. Excuses, excuses, excuses.
I think often of how I used to be. Top PT scores, fastest runner, great gymnast and cheerleader. I had a body others always wanted. As the years went by, the weight crept up. I was always the girl that was too skinny, now people look at me and I can tell in their eyes they think I need to lose weight. And I do. But first, I need to stop making excuses.
I'm not too busy for working out. I don't wake up in the morning because I'm tired, but I'm tired because I'm not taking care of myself properly. My body hurts not from working out, but from not working out for awhile and then doing too much in one day and being sore the next day. The excuses I make do nothing but waste my time and energy. They don't help me in anyway, and no one believes them, especially me.
I'm ready to stop making excuses and instead turn that energy that I use to create them into energy for working out and getting healthy. If I believe in myself first and foremost, I can turn back into the athlete I know I am. I can lose the weight. And I can be in the best shape of my life. The best is not behind me, it is in the future should I chose to create it!