Monday, January 6, 2014

Rome was not built in a day and neither was my fat ass

I've been sticking to an exercise routine for a month now and every time I get on the scale I'm disappointed. I want immediate results damn it! So this post is about how I'm staying motivated while just getting back into an exercise routine.


I'm doing this for my health: Yes losing weight is part of the reason that I started exercising again but it's no longer my number 1 reason. I have high cholesterol and have had high cholesterol since high school. I will always have to be mindful of that. My grandmother also had a major stroke despite being healthy, I want to try to reduce my risk as much as possible and exercise can help with that. And last but certainly not least, my acid reflux is horrible right now and losing even a small amount of weight can help.

Beating the winter blues: I'm at that point now where I am so DONE with winter. It's barely even started and I'm ready for spring.


After I exercise I feel better about the freezing temps outside and I'm exercising at home so there's no "it's too cold to go out and go to the gym" excuses.

Buying new clothes: If I keep it up, at some point I will need to buy smaller clothes. Who doesn't love an excuse to shop? I am currently looking for a new pair of sneakers. Mine are pretty old and I think a nice new pair will give me a little boost.

Patience is a virtue: I am not naturally a patient person especially when it comes to exercise. We all want results fast but the truth is it took me 5-6 years to gain the weight, it's not just going to all come off after one month of exercising and trying to eat healthier. If it was that easy we'd all be thin and trim. I'm also not that over weight. When you see people on the Biggest Loser losing 10lbs in a week it's because they have quite a bit of weight to lose. When you're closer to a normal weight like myself you're not going to lose that much in a week. So I'm practicing being patient and focusing on the benefits exercise is providing me now.

One month in and I'm trying to stay positive. I didn't gain any weight over the holidays which I'm very happy about. I'm just going to keep with it and try to stay away from my precious french fries as much as possible.

8 comments:

  1. Love your positivity! Anything can be done if you set your mind to it!!

    the winter blues have hit me. As soon as i walk out to my car after work and its freezing and sleeting and puking snow, the last thing I want to do is workout. I always bring my workout clothes to work so i can go RIGHT to the gym....otherwise I'd sit on my ass at home and be like MERRR

    you go girl!
    xoxoxo

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    1. Puking snow ha ha. Yep sounds about right. My whole winter attitude can be summed up in MERRR when it's this cold and crappy

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  2. One of my big 2014 things is trying new kinds of exercise. I want to change the relationship that I have with exercise and with my body and I feel like being able to DO more things will also be a sort of self-perpetuating motivator. WE'LL SEE.

    Cold-mageddon has fucked my routine up, though... so... maybe I should stop giving advice.

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    1. I need to try new types of exercise. I feel like it would help keep things from getting boring. Man I wish sleep was an exercise because I'd be so fit.

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  3. I'm trying to get into weight lifting this year. It's been brought to my attention that one of the reasons my hips hurt so much after running is that I lack muscle mass.

    I hate lifting weights because it hurts, and it hurts because I don't do it enough. Also, from what I've read, you bulk up before you slim down. That's good for morale.


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    1. My hips hurt too when I'm exercising. Maybe that's why! When I first started working out I did gain a few pounds. Apparently it's from your muscles and excess fluid retention from your muscles repairing themselves. Something like that, don't quote me :p

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  4. I feel like the entire Nip Clique is like "get healthy this year, RAWR!" I applauded you for doing it because its rough.

    Also yay for living through coldpocalypse!

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