Well, after falling off the wagon for a short spell, I am excited to say that I’ve recently started working out with a friend. For as much as I like order and structure, routines are so hard for me to establish. I keep reading that after 21 days of consistency, it’ll become a habit so I just need to think short-term for right now and it’ll become a routine for me.
I think I do better with a partner anyway - whether it’s a personal trainer pushing me and telling me I’m not giving it 100% or a friend I can laugh and joke with while sweating on the elliptical. I was just thinking how much easier it is for me to get in my car and drive seven miles to go work out with her than it is for me to go walk around my neighborhood for 30 minutes. I always find an excuse not to - it’s too hot; kids are outside playing (kids are just the worst, let’s be honest); I waited too long and now it’s too dark. If you want excuses, I’ve got ‘em.
So at least for now, working out with a friend is great for me. We’re keeping each other motivated, even though we have different goals, and we’re having fun getting fit. And hopefully one day soon, I’ll feel comfortable and confident enough to do stuff outside on my own and not worry about what anyone else may think.
I haven’t weighed myself but plan to later this week to see if anything at all has happened (doubtful, if I’m being honest) but right now my goal is to lose at least 10 pounds by the official first day of summer, June 21st. I know I can do it as long as I stay focused and motivated.
BE COOL TO YOU. LOOK IN THE MIRROR AND TELL YOURSELF YOU ARE THE HOTTEST MOST INTERESTING AND WORTHY PERSON YOU COULD EVER IMAGINE. EVEN IF YOU DONT BELIEVE IT!!! ONE DAY YOU JUST MIGHT!!!!! GIVE YOURSELF SO MUCH LOVE
What I’ve noticed in checking out other people’s fitblrs and seeing their before and after pics is that you don’t have to lose a ton of weight to start seeing changes. I’ve seen pictures of people who have lost maybe 10 - 15 pounds but the change is visible - their bodies are more toned, even though the scale may not reflect their ultimate goal just yet. That’s pretty inspiring for someone who’s just starting out on their weight loss journey.
I also think it’s beautiful how supportive people are of one another. This world can be an ugly place, especially online sometimes, so it’s awesome to see complete strangers rooting for others to succeed in their goals.