You just have to shake it up sometimes...
Friday, June 28, 2013
So I have tried over the years to drop some pounds and get fitter and I have done well for a few weeks and slipped back - usually due to injury or a cold or illness or some other thing that should have been a minor blip but turned into a brick wall I chose not to tackle. It was the same pattern, over and over again.
I always knew that if you do what you've always done, you'll get what you've always had - you know that saying about the definition of insanity. Well for years I have been doing the same thing...an occasional run, same routine in the gym (and not very often) the same everything else and guess what? No change.
So, when a friend told me lately "you've got to shake it up sometimes" - I looked at what I was doing - and decided to do the opposite.
I totally changed my exercise (less occasional run, more focused strength and high intensity stuff) and changed my diet (less processed crap, more good stuff!!!) - I did it with a lot of study, reading, watching, learning and understanding and guess what - today I am wearing jeans I haven't been able to get on since before my first pregnancy. Oh yes, pre-pregnancy jeans today...yippee.
So, another thing that I tend to do is tell EVERYONE what I was up to. "Yeah, I am "being good" - I'm gonna shed loads of weight....then ooops, I was wrong, time for the excuses.
This time I thought I am not going to tell anyone, just get on with it and guess what - today at the school gate - THEY TOLD ME!! It was a nice feeling. I have a long way to go (I wasn't exactly skinny pre-pregnancy either!!) but now I feel I have a good start.
So there you have it.
You just have to shake things up sometimes.