Day 1 – Getting Back on Track and Kicking Butt
Resolutions Gone Haywire
I have been planning to lose weight since the first of the year.
Like everyone else, I made my New Year’s resolution to lose weight but I barely even tried. I know I made plans. I made a lot of plans. Every Monday, I said I was starting. If I was lucky that plan lasted until Tuesday. Somehow those plans never worked out.
To make matters worse, I need to lose weight due to health issues. I’ve officially been told that I need to exercise and lose weight to combat these issues. There are somethings that I would like to have done medically but and cannot because I need to lose weight. I’ve known this for six months. I have done nothing.
My clothes are barely fitting. I have a closet full of clothes that do not fit or barely fit. Buying the next size up is not an option. I refuse to.
It’s now July 1, halfway through the year. Getting back on the scale was tough. I made my visit to my old friend (or should I say arch enemy) and realized I have gained about 20 pounds since I made my declaration on January 1.
Getting back on the scale was tough. I made that visit to my old friend (or should I say arch enemy) and realized I have gained about 20 pounds since I made my declaration on January 1.
This is bad.
I don’t know exactly what happened. I could give you excuse after excuse about why not but who wants to hear those reasons.
This is so bad.
I hopped on the scale because I literally feel fat. Although I’ve been fat for my whole adult life, I never FELT fat. I mean I can feel the fat in my neck, I can barely stand with my legs together. It’s painful to MOVE.
But still, I never expected 20 pounds. TWENTY WHOLE POUNDS.
OK. Enough of looking back and time to look forward. It’s simply time for me to hold myself accountable and get going doing something.
Yesterday I downloaded an app to track my food intake. I also joined a gym and went to workout last night. I just needed a jumpstart. Something needs to be done. Today is my official Day 1.
I have to say that working out felt good and it inspired me to continue to go to the gym. When I am there I see all types of people doing the same thing I am. Trying to be healthy. I guess I just needed to see other people actively interested in their health for me to try to get mine in order. People of all shapes and sizes came together in one place for a common good. We are all getting healthy together.
I hope that this is the motivation I need in order to be successful.
Follow me on this journey as I finally make plans to shed this weight once and for all.
Comment below and tell me how you finally decided to lose weight once and for all.