Fitness… what a struggle! Am I right!?
Lets just get down to it… We all have a love/hate relationship with working out and eating healthy, at least I do! I mean I have an affinity for all things that involve food and good times, so I have a hard time saying no to all that deliciousness!
I love how I feel when I’m diving head first into the deep end of working out, drinking enough water, and eating healthy… but for some reason I can justify so many other reasons as to why it’s easier to not stick to it. I’ve told myself that this is not going to happen this time, I am sticking to it and dedicating myself to living a healthier life without the deprivation!
At the start of this year I started the 21 day fix, a program through beachbody.com. I’ve done this program before when I was in college and it worked great, and I was pleased with the results… but once it’s over I was ready for all the snacks I was depriving myself of while on the program. Cake, Cupcakes, candy, and overindulging in all the snacks!
After about two months of being on the program, (we just repeated the 21 days), I fell off the wagon. It’s really easy to come up with the excuses of being too busy, I don’t want to workout alone, I couldn’t wake up this morning to work out, etc. So I’ve been off the program for about two months or so, though I have been eating somewhat healthier since being off it, I just haven’t been depriving myself of the foods I love.
So on Thursday I was in one of those moods that you are just motivated to get your life together! Normally I like to start workout programs or plans on a Monday just to keep the schedule consistent as well as easy to remember which day I’m on and weekends are normally a lighter workout. I’m not doing that this time though because I figure if I put it off through the weekend I wouldn’t want to start it and BOOM motivation gone!
I’ve decided with this round there are a few things that I’m going to do a bit differently! The biggest thing that I’m going to be doing differently is I’m going to be posting about my fitness journey here, to bring you guys along! I feel that this will act as a level of accountability that I haven’t necessarily had before, which is going to help me drive to stick to it.
I also am going to be changing my mindset going into it, rather than thinking that I will do it for this amount of time, I’m going to think of it as a lifestyle change. I want to live an overall healthier life, but I can’t achieve that by being healthy for 21 days, or 2 months.
I’m going to be sharing with you all the workouts that I’m doing, as well as healthy recipes and motivating experiences that I have while going through this journey!
I feel like we all face challenges, I’d like to address some of these in a future post of how we can overcome those challenges, or modify what we are doing to make the challenge less of one! What are your biggest fitness challenges that you face?
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