After taking a few months off from getting fit I finally have decided it’s time to get back on the healthy track. For the past couple years I have lost and gained weight but I could not get lower then a particular weight. Therefore I would get discouraged and just give up because let’s face it, that’s just easier in my chaotic life. Well I am happy to say that I got on the scale the other day and I am finally under that weight. Nothing like a little weight loss incentive to get me in “the mood”….for the gym….geesh…where are your minds?
For Christmas my husband (per my request) bought me a Fitbit. At first it was just a gadget that I wore on my wrist to remind me how lazy and unfit I was becoming. Then, with the help of my bestie, I discovered there were challenges that you could set up to have contests with friends and family who also have the device. Nothing like a little competition for me to convince myself that I need to get up and get moving…especially when my own mother has taken the leader spot for several weeks now! (I swear she must have that damn thing attached to a fan blade) Of course there are some days that I think I am motivated and getting my steps in only to check my device and find that it has been on sleep mode. It’s about equivalent to getting on the scale after eating rabbit food for a week only to realize you haven’t lost a single pound.
Luckily for me my husband wants to get on board the healthy track as well which makes it much easier for me to be motivated. Granted we have been here before and then gotten sidetracked but at least we have never completely given up. He of course wants to get some workout equipment for the house but I sincerely believe there is a reason why the internet is flooded with people trying to sell their workout merchandise, that they just had to have, because in time it became just like the rest of the furniture.
I really don’t like exercise while I am in the middle of doing it. Let’s face it, sweating and panting is not sexy unless you are in the horizontal position…and no I am not referring to planks or push ups. Not to mention I always feel like the “underdog” at the gym. Like somehow everyone else knows how to work out so much better then I do. But at the same time, I like being in a gym environment and around other people with motivation to get healthy. So for now I will set tiny goals for myself to try and stay on the fit track. And regardless of how comfy my sweats and yoga pants are I will remind myself that they are just as comfy to get up and get moving in.