Physically Fit or Bust!
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
OK. This is the hard part for me. I've been doing very well on my weight loss and fitness goals for over 7 months. Now the weather is getting hotter and I've been in a slump. When I ran about a week ago I was so parched and hot that it kind of made me dizzy. I have never tolerated the heat very well. But I have to resist the temptation to tell myself that I can't handle the heat so I need to ease up on the exercising. NO!!!! I need to carry cold water with me. The extra pound or so that the water will add is NOT an excuse not to do it. It's better than the extra 10 lbs. or so that I'll be carrying if I DON'T do it! Or maybe I need to take advantage of my church keys and run inside the building during the week when nobody is there. One way or another, I can't lose momentum.
Does anyone else have the "heat challenge"? If so, WE CAN OVERCOME! Do not let something as simple as the weather sabbotage your goals and self-esteem. Most of us have survived heartache, menstrual cramps, childbirth, and PMS!! We're TOUGH! Are we going to let a little heat or busy summer activities keep us from being gorgeous, sexy, energetic, physically fit women? NO!!!!! Girls RULE!
If you've been in a slump like me, start with 10 minutes a day of real exercise. It's GOOD to sweat. We have access to showers. We are not in Oz. We will not melt if we get wet! So let's get out there and WORK. It's easier than having a baby and not nearly as time consuming.