Friday, July 8, 2011
l Feel Good ...
I feel good! So for the first time yesterday, I thought about quitting Insanity and moving onto something a little more “weight appropriate” for me. I can do all of the moves that the cast members do but I’m able to keep up the same intensity as they do for extended periods of time. But then it hit me – the only thing I can do is get better! In fact, I’m working a lot harder to move all of my “goods” around then the people on the screen are. Sometimes you have to give yourself a little pep talk. Others can pump you up and help you stay focused but at some point you have to believe it for yourself.
I’ve tried everything from cabbage diets to magic pills to Atkins and Weight Watchers. They all failed. Why? Because I gave up!! I’ve done all sorts of workout videos and aerobic classes enjoyed every one of them but then I somehow lost interest. When I was in my early 20’s, I could drop weight much faster. I expected things to work out the same way now that I’m 29. Sad to say, things have changed for me L. But that just means I have to work a little harder. I wasn’t crying when I was sitting at Outback Steakhouse or cruising through the drive-thru so why should I cry now that I have to reverse some of the damage? What this all boils down to is that there is no “quick fix” – not a healthy one anyway. So instead of viewing this as a diet or working out. I’ll look at is as a change and exercising. I’m in it for the long haul.
It finally dawned on me that the only thing in my way of reaching my destination is me. I am not a powerless victim of fried chicken, macaroni & cheese, cheese steaks and supersized extra value meals! I have choices. Depriving myself of these things is not the answer either. It’s all in moderation…..
Remember what you eat in secret shows on the scale – Jillian Michaels