February 3, 2018

I'm Doing It?

My last post was about making a change and starting to get healthy. I might actually be sticking with it this time. I've worked out 9 of the past 10 days (1 of those was a yoga session but I'm counting it). I'm thinking I may have found some motivation this time and now the struggle is keeping it up. Funnily enough, the motivation came from a saying... yup that was it. No bribing myself with clothes or a trip or some kind of gift.

Do your future self a favor and work hard today.
A screenshot from a Pointless Blog video.
He painted that saying on his gym wall.
 If I think about what I'm doing as not for myself today, but for myself in 6 months, l year, & however many years away, the change and choices I am making will benefit future me. I hope you're thankful, future me, because this is really hard.

Some days I enjoy working out. I find myself looking forward to it because even if all I can get is a half hour, it's a half hour I get to (and for) myself. I'm not putting too much pressure on myself. If I really want chocolate I'll have some. It's ok to eat unhealthy things sometimes as long as you're aware that it means you have to work even harder. You didn't fail because you ate a doughnut... just do some more squats and cardio. I love food so I'm not going to let my desire to lose weight get in the way of it. If I denied myself the things I liked I wouldn't have made it a week.

If you're struggling I'm right there with you. Cheers to you and good luck.

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