This week, I recommitted myself to healthy eating and regular exercise. Again.
I think I’m safe to assume that many of us have faced weeks like this – where we wake up not feeling our best, look in the mirror and say “What happened?” or “No more.”
It seems this is how my cycle of weight and fitness is destined to go. I get fired up and commit, do really well for a while (sometimes longer than others) and then work happens or I get caught up with other things. Exercise is the first to go. Then I fall back into old habits of eating whatever, because for me it’s all in or all out.
This time last year I committed to going to Cardio Barre. I was eating well and really seeing and feeling the difference. And I stayed committed for a long time. But as work and life picked up, my attendance at class fell off. And before I knew I couldn’t even force myself to go for a walk. So now here I sit, boobs on belly, asking myself “Why? Why do I let it slip?” Especially when I know that I like the trimmer, more active version of me.
So I am recommitting myself today … and maybe 100 more times in my life. I know how hard it is to get back to it, but for me, I just have to pick a day and say “This is it – Day 1.” I’ve stocked my refrigerator with ready to go healthy food; I’ve made a big pot of healthy soup; and I’ve packed my lunch for work tomorrow. The bonus is I know what’s on the other side of this commitment – looking, and more importantly, feeling better. So why did it take me so long to get here? Who knows, but I’m not beating myself up about it. Instead, I’m grabbing my water bottle and heading to Cardio Barre.
And that’s really what it is for me, and for many of you too, I bet. We just have to get going (No matter how many roses I could be trimming instead). Those first few times in exercise class will take super human strength, but I also know that soon I’ll crave it and won’t be able to not go.
So if you’re feeling like I do, let’s recommit together for Pete’s sake! And to kick off my new healthy start, I made a green drink in my blender this morning and I thought I’d share it with you. Trust me, it’s good – give it a try! And as always, I want to hear from you – What do you do to get moving? What tips, tricks and recipes can you share with me? Let’s motivate each other!!