One of my resolutions this year was to make healthier decisions; and if I’m being completely honest…I have done nothing of the sort. But I think that I have finally hit my breaking point. I can NOT be this fat/unhealthy/out of shape anymore! My own actions are the reason that I will not be able to live a long, happy, healthy life, and that is just unacceptable. I have to be able to maintain a healthy lifestyle now if I ever want my future family to have a chance at one.
So I’ve done my crying and I’ve had my own little pitty party, now it is time to do something about it!
A little while ago, I discovered the Daily Greatness Training Journal online. At the time, I still thought that I could do it on my own; but now that I have hit this breaking point, I decided it was at least worth a try. It acts as a trainer, journal, planner, weight/food tracker, and motivational guide, all in one! They say that it will help change the way you approach fitness, and provide you with a better foundation to help you achieve your fitness goals. That is the exact reason that I was interested in this book; I need to change the way I think about fitness in general, because obviously, where I’m currently at is doing nothing for me. I’m hoping that this will be a sort of guide for me to slowly tweak my attitudes and thoughts about working out and eating right. There are lots of rave reviews about this journal, so my hopes are high! I can’t wait to get started!
The second thing I did was go shopping. I know, I know… how is that supposed to help me get in better shape? Working out on its own, is a hard thing to do get up and do; but just the thought of putting on those tight sports bras and those tight pants or shorts, was enough for me to find an excuse out of it. It was time for me to realize that I have grown a size and get some workout clothes that I am actually comfortable working out or being seen in. It isn’t a big thing, but comfort makes all the difference in the world!
Other things I have done to help my mission:
- I’ve charged up my UP24 band, and am back to wearing that every day. Since I am starting from a couch potato, right now I just want try to reach my step goal everyday.
- I have also cut soda from my diet and therefore increasing my water intake… which has been very hard!
This is going to be a long, hard journey, but I know that it is all going to be worth it in the end. I believe the saying is, “nothing worth having is easy!” I’m looking forward to starting my new life and getting my old body back! =) Just got to keep this momentum going! Whoop!
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