"On" - again.
Monday, August 20, 2012
At the bottom of the SparkPeople e-mail today it said this:
SparkPeople's Coach Tanya says:
Is your weight loss journey a sprint or a marathon?
Funny, because today I'd just had a similar train of thought; WHY can't I stay motivated? Then I changed it to "committed", motivation isn't the problem.
So for me, the above question by Coach Tanya actually goes more like this:
Is my weight loss journey a high flying jet or one that is constantly doing the "Touch & Go's"? Anyone in the Navy or Air Force would know that this refers to the planes as they fly in, land for a second, and keep on going. They do this to perfection. The ones done by the Navy on aircraft carriers is an awesome sight, landing on a tiny ship in relation to the size of the ocean, and taking off again a few hundred feet and a few seconds later.
Well, my exercise commitment is like that. Except the only "awesome" thing about it is that I actually ever even do it. Ever. The simplest thing can throw me off and the commitments shot for another few weeks....or months. Even years.
Almost 6 weeks ago I went to visit a friend in TN, so I drove down for the day. It was a 5 hr drive to her place. As I had to leave very early in the morning so I'd have a good long visit before driving back, I was unable to work out on my elliptical machine. The next day I was recouping from the long day before. The day after that I was in "non-committal" mode and that was the end of it - until today.
So, I'm back to 3 minutes on the elliptical instead of five. Really? Seriously? And I'd made such a good beginning and was feeling & looking sooo much better - so much so even hubby commented!
My entire life I've been like this regarding exercise. I hate it. I really do - always have. And I don't "hate" anything or anyone. "Hate" is such an overused word of intense emotion. An emotion that is rarely felt, and certainly not understood by the majority of the people that use it - incessantly. But my entire life I've always applied "hate" to exercise. Why can't I get over that? I know how much better I feel & look, but it just doesn't set in....and stay. It's never been an ingrained part of me.
I suppose some is better than none. But I'd sure like to remedy that -permanently. I just don't know how.