Thursday, September 04, 2014
Consistency works when you do it.
I think this has been my problem and my benefit over the past year.
Getting back to being honest with myself now.
I have exercised consistently. I have maintained my walking initially and then the biking and then the running and now a combination of all three! I am definitely a consistent exerciser.
I am not a consistent eater however. I have too many "blips" where I will have "just one" and this is derailing my success!!
I ran into a co-worker yesterday that I haven't seen in about 9 months ( it is a big place..yes) and she looks fabulous, she has lost 80 pounds! She said she is following the fitness pal approach and eats only 1200 calories a day! Then I was thinking,,,,,,if I was only eating 1200 calories on a consistent basis, I would look like that as well!!
Consistency is the key! I think I have gotten this far because of my consistent exercising combined with inconsistent eating. Imagine what I could accomplish if I was consistent with both.
Which brings me to that word and the definition....accomplish!
What are my goals? what do I truly want? because if I do not want it enough, I will not get it! Anything in my life that I have really wanted with all my heart and soul, I have gotten!!!
What do I want?
Honestly, since that is what I have to be..............
I like myself now more than I ever have, so looking better is not really something I am concerned about totally. It is part of it, yes! I admit to being vain but do I want it heart and soul...honestly...no. When I look at my pictures, I think,,,ughhhhh, wish I looked better but it is like my windshield wipers! When it is raining and I am using them, I think,,,gee I need new wipers and then as soon as it stops raining, I forget all about them, until it rains again! That is where I am , when I see myself in pictures, I think uggggghhhh and then forget until I see myself again!
I do want good health and longevity, but sometimes, it is difficult to remember that all the time when I am faced with a food "situation" where I have to make a decision about whether or not to eat something. So, it is difficult to hold onto the "big picture" concept! But I do want that!!!
I do want to run faster! More than anything I want that. And I want to run at least three times a week and I want to run easier for a long time. Even though it is very difficult to get out of bed to do it sometimes, I do want that most of all.
I am actually changing my work hours so I can come in later in the mornings to accommodate my runs!
So right now, I think my motivation is running.
The healthy eating will contribute to my running because the better fuel will give me better energy and make my body more efficient. If I can shed some pounds, I will also improve my body's efficiency and I will be able to move better.
Actually, looking better is a welcome side effect but is not the goal.
So, when I say accomplish, I am focusing on function over form!!!
I want my body to function at its optimum and the form will come after!!!
This writing out my thoughts has clarified this for me and I will reflect further and research further to see how I can optimize my function.