One of my BIGGEST goals for the new year is to MOVE and get back to my goal weight. Over the last 2 years, I have let life get in the way and some of those pounds have slowly crept back. I have done a lot of talking but the truth is, I haven’t done the work to get there.
I have been using the excuse I am just too tired to workout. The truth is I wasn’t motivated, I was sitting on a pity pot! I used my health issues as an excuse not to watch what I was eating or to at least move out of the chair.
As I get ready for the new year, I am wondering if you have been “too tired to workout”. Working out can be different things to different people. Some think of expensive gym memberships with personal trainers. Others will make a commitment to workout at home. While others, like me, will simply commit to getting up and moving whether it is a short walk around the block or a game on the Wii. Yes, I still have mine and I need to dust it off and get busy.
Getting back on track starts with portion control. Funny, the healthy things (low in Weight Watcher points) I faithfully measure out. Yet, the other foods – snack foods or higher point items, I eyeball the portion. How many of you do the same thing?
There was a time when I loved, loved, loved being active. I was always on the go and working out (or walks) were just natural. But then the health struggles started and now I
The comparison inner gremlin has even invaded my weight loss and movement journey. I see others running and wish it was me. I see others watching their weight and wish it was me. I see others “moving” being active instead of a couch potato and wish it was me.
I am battling with this – big time. Yes, my joints ache. Yes, I get exhausted after a short walk especially in the cold. Yes, I am out of breathe just walking up the stairs some days. So out come the excuses. If I workout in the morning, I will be drained all day. And if I wait to workout until night time, I have used up most of my spoons for the day, so I don’t have any energy left.
I never, ever, ever, ever wanted to find myself here. Ever. I reached my goal weight (with lots of struggles) and swore I would NEVER gain any back. Never say never, right?
But each day, I am beginning to battle it less and less…
I have set a goal of 3,000 – 5,000 steps per day and I will keep moving even if it is walking around the condo in circles till I reach it. Once consistently reached, I will up it to 5,000 – 10,000 steps.
I will stop beating myself up for the past and focus on what I can control – TODAY!
I will figure out my own workouts, intensity levels, and find MY balance instead of comparing myself to anyone else.
I will focus on the other things which bring me joy instead of focusing on the negative.
But for today, I am just too tired to workout.
Are you too tired to workout? Share your solution..
Have a ThirtyOne-derful day!