This is so true!
On my drive to work this morning I was thinking about all the things I thought I couldn’t do.
I couldn’t commit to eating a certain # of calories (since I had such sporadic success on Weight Watchers). Today I am eating my number every day and I fill full. Yes I do have to think more about my choices but I never feel deprived. If I make good choices I stick to it with ease.
I couldn’t POSSIBLY exercise everyday. Guess what? I can and I do! I feel amazing after a sweaty barre class or a kick-ass circuit combo at the gym.
I thought maybe I was destined to be flabby for life. But I’m seeing definition emerge in shoulders, ankles etc. and I realize I CAN have a toned body in time.
Then I realized there is a BIG difference between can’t/couldn’t and won’t/wouldn’t. We make…
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I had to share this ^^ for one, it made me teary eyed and nothing makes me teary eyed. Every day, when I’m dragging all 330 pounds of me to the track to run, I feel every part of this post. It’s another perspective, one that I needed to hear. Even if no one really feels this way, these are the words I will now hear when I’m running and I see other, seasoned, runners.
Instead of feeling like crap because they passed me on the track or because their paces are 5 million times faster than mine [rough estimation] — I’m going to feel awesome that I’m out there. I’m going to give myself kudos because I’m actually out there busting my butt every day.
This is yet another reason why blogging [and reading blogs] has been an instrumental part of my weight…
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If you need more motivation to exercise, keep reading….
It is said that weight loss is 80% diet and 20% exercise. I am self motivated where food choices are involved (most of the time!), but I struggle with the exercise component of the equation. It is a struggle for me to get up and out to walk, jog, hike, lift weights, or whatever. My pups give me the sad face to get a walk (the sad puppy look gets me every time) and the chapter of Black Girls Run! here in Phoenix is working on me. There are groups in most states. I was supposed to join the group this morning for a run, but I overslept. Argh! I will make it happen though! I am motivated to do this! There is not a better group of ladies to be found. I love you guys!
Are you interested in joining the group for camaraderie and motivation? Check out the group here: http://www.blackgirlsrun.com/