In the past, when the New Year Resolution to “lose weight” hit, I was your pretty typical dieter. I went gung-ho for the first week, lost some weight, celebrated the weight loss by eating, and soon found myself done with dieting for the year. My mental game of “losing weight for myself”, then “losing weight for my health”, then “losing weight because I’m supposed to” always fizzled out by week 2 or 3.
I’ve been reading over some past posts and have found my optimism really exciting. I loved re-reading about how I felt my body crave the workout, how I was making different eating choices because my body told me to, and how this time was different. But, before I knew it, life interfered again. Work got busy. Kids got sick. Weather got snowy.
While I’m still 27 lbs down from a few months ago, I found myself discouraged. I haven’t had a successful run (definition: one in which I didn’t throw up) in over 3 weeks. I finally started medication for this lingering cold, but my body is still not ready to breathe without coughing.
But, what is different this time is that my life depends on my fitness. It’s a totally different experience this time. I’m finding myself frustrated that I can’t get out there and work out. It scares me to think about losing ground on being fit for my surgery. And, yeah, it scares me to think that I may park my car on the 1/2 marathon route and drive the rest of the way home. I need this. I need to get fit. I need to reduce my risk of cancer.
I’m wondering if others have fallen off the workout bandwagon or if you’re still going strong. PLEASE send me some info and updates. I need to hear from some of you to keep me going!
Peace, love, and where-the-heck-is-everyone????