Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Weight Loss Wednesday

This blog is for anyone who's ever thought "I could never do that". Maybe with weight loss, maybe with something else. Point is, I'm talking to you. Because I have big news for you.

You can do it.

The other day I was having a conversation with someone about gyms and working out in the winter. I suggested they join a gym, because the camaraderie and accountability. Their response was "I won't sign up because I know that I'll never go".

Yes you will. If you want it badly enough, you will go.

When I joined my first gym when this whole journey began. it was determined that I would have to go before work. There was far too much traffic in the 5 o'clock hour to try to get there after work. By work schedule required that I got into work at 8 am, so before work it was. Which meant I had to get up by 5:00 Am. I'm a girl who loves my sleep, and the very thought of getting up at 5 was painful. I did not want to do it. But I did. For about 6 months, I woke up at 5 am to workout. Sometimes Tom was with me, sometimes he wasn't. Sometimes I swam, sometimes I did the elliptical or the bike. Once in a while I went after work to go to Zumba, but for the most part, it was those early morning workouts.

I get the same reaction about meal planning/cooking. People ask how I am able to do it, They say they don't have time to plan your meals. Planning my meals for the week takes approximately 30 minutes to an hour. I do it on Sunday's. I pick out what I want to cook (from stuff I've pinned on Pinterest during the week), I write down all the ingredients that I need, and I go to the store. I buy ONLY what is on my list.

Take risks. Think about what you want. Remember how far you've come. Make the time. Use your frustrations as motivations. You CAN do this. You'll get stuck sometimes, you'll have days when you don't want to do it anymore- but please, keep going.

As someone who is 90 lbs down and who has overcome dozens of obstacles, I'm cheering you on.


Vanessa D. said... Add Reply

I'm hoping to quit smoking this month. I'm taking a lot of inspiration from this post, because there really is nothing to make quitting smoking not suck. Sure you can make it less sucky, but it will be hard every day until it gets easier.

Thank you.

Shari said... Add Reply

You have a knack for writing exactly what I need to hear when I need to hear it. Thank you for the inspiration and reminder to keep going! :)