Its so hard to start....
Tuesday, February 05, 2013
but then it gets easier.
That's how working out can be sometimes. It be such a big deal, 'I don't have time,' 'I am tired'. There's always an excuse or something else to do. Of course, you to have to make it a priority. In November I worked out EVERY SINGLE DAY. Then my priorities changed, I had a new job with more hours and that was my focus. In 2009 I did a 100 day exercise streak, which thereafter exercise was part of my life for the next 3 years. Just getting started and keeping a simple goal kept me going. I just told myself 10 minutes a day is the minimum and it worked. This time I didn't want the measly 10 minute workout, I thought myself better than that. But then nothing happened. No workout at all. Ten minutes is better than zero right?
After 5 minutes of working out it doesn't seem like such a big deal, 'why didn't I do this sooner?' You just got get started.
The same can apply for weight loss? It takes so much for me to even get started. Sometimes even years (with false starts) before I am really successful. I tried different diets, different workouts, but nothing works until I'm ready. Sure lots of people do crazy diets and lose weight quickly. But usually they end up gaining it back and then some. Changing little habits at time adds up to big changes in the end. I know this and yet I put too high expectations on myself which only led to disappointment. I fell into the "quick" weight loss wishlist, knowing that has never worked for me.
Its so easy to slip back too. I gave up soda for 2 1/2 years (after being addicted for many years). After the first 30 days I didn't even think about drinking soda and it was smooth sailing for a long time. Then when other good habits went out the window soda drinking slowly crept its way back. Its not as bad as it used to be, but still I wish I would have stuck to not drinking it again.
Its so hard to start but its completely worth it.
**I know my blogs may seem all over the place right now. I am really trying to work through some stuff. I feel like I am so close to crossing a point where I am really back to this. I am trying to wrap my head around it, deal with feelings of guilt, disappointment and shame from gaining weight and not losing it yet. I am also fighting feelings of fear that I won't lose the weight again. But I know better than that.