I know I’m not alone in this so tell me why is it so hard to force myself to stay fit? How is it I am on-on-on for a few weeks, doing everything just so and then I miss or skip a day and it’s over. What is the deal?
I was watching The Biggest Looser this week and they had a 24 hour challenge. With 9 hours remaining one team was trying to talk the other into quitting. They weren’t having it, one team member said if he quit this it would all be over. If he didn’t finish this challenge, if he quit now, he may as well go home. Quitting was what got them all there. For a moment I was like ‘Yeah!! You tell her Sione!” And then, gah, am lazy glutton.
I am the only person in my family (one aunt excluded) that exercises at all. No one does. No one. My sister Heidi has come around in the past few years and certainly struggles as I do, but with 2 children she has a better built in excuse.
The reason to exercises are clear, the way I feel when I am active, the way my jeans fit, the way I sleep, the way my skin stays clear, and they way I pay more attention to what I am eating because of it all. But the reasons I don’t are clear too, because I want to watch that show, I just ate, I already took a shower, I’d rather read, I need to mop, or talk on the phone or pick my nose. Any excuse is an excuse and most of the time I will use one. Feeling guilty immediately and then for the rest of the day I pretend that running up the stairs is a form of cardio.
It’s a vicious cycle with me. Right now I am off. I need to get back track. I want to, too. I realized yesterday while Nate and I were at the park that spring/summer IS coming. And that means swimming with the boy. I promised myself years ago that the size of my thighs would never affect my parenting. I would not deny my child(ren) a day of fun because I didn’t want to put on a suit. Well, this is right around the corner. So I have to do it now for me and for him.
What do you do to stay on track? I need help.