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When does it all click?

Monday, August 18, 2014

This time around I've struggled.

I lost 50 pounds when I moved to Boston from my small little hilltown in Western Mass. Life was different then, although a very busy graduate student I walked to the T (subway) a mile to and from each day, walked all over the city, all over my large campus and had the opportunity to hire a personal trainer.

I moved back to Western Mass September 1st of 2013, and I've put on 15 pounds since then. Some of it from a knee dislocation, most of it from my drastically different lifestyle. I drive every I need to go and I don't have the stability and reinforcement of twice a week personal training. I know the foods I should be eating and those I should be staying away from, but pizza seems a lot easier to order when working my first career job then healthy meals. I know what I need to do, I know my goals but my motivation seems to waiver a lot more home than it did in a busy city.

When does it all click? I have seen quite a few people who have been successful in achieving a healthy lifestyle and it seems to just click for them. All of a sudden the nutrition and fitness Gods shine down on them. They work very hard to sustain this lifestyle, but they also seem to make it a priority. Want to hang out during their Zumba class? Sorry, they will take a rain check. Going out for dinner? They will have that Margarita but pair it with a salad. They just seem to get it and incorporate it into their lifestyle. It doesn't happen overnight but it is sustainable.

This is what I am striving for the most. I have had that lifestyle and that change within me before. But the comforts of home and old routines have crept back in. I have put myself and my health on the back burner. To be honest, other than my jean size changing I have been comfortable. I think a little part of me has given up too. The ghost of "I'll always be fat" past has reared it's ugly head. But comfortable hasn't been very exciting or challenging. I think it is time to push myself a little out of the comfort and become the people I envy.
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  • REFIRE
    I think that's what's going on with me too...I've lost weight to the point where I've gotten comfortable, and now I'm having problems pushing myself to lose more. It seems like all the work I'm doing is to stay at my current weight. You can do this. We can do this. It's time to get uncomfortable. emoticon
    1942 days ago
  • JACKIEWALKS4FUN
    Just take it one step at a time, make some goals like walking, eating fruit and veggies. I know you know what to do and you can do it, just little by little emoticon emoticon Nothing changes overnight it does take time, glad you are with us on spark
    1943 days ago

    Comment edited on: 8/18/2014 8:56:46 PM
  • MJRVIC2000
    Faith makes everything possible; Hope makes everything work; and Love make everything beautiful! God Bless YOU! Vic.


    1943 days ago
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