It’s been about a year since I began to spearhead my battle of losing weight! For the better part of a decade I have struggled with my weight immensely. Losing, gaining and gaining some more! Suffice to say, the shit was hard and has been hard. I mean there’s tracking food/calorie/carb intake and working out to following simple rules regarding when and when you shouldn’t eat, sleep, etc. Also throw in some genetic dispositions that make you predisposed to gaining weight and stress itself… well then you have found yourself being not only overweight again but falling off the fitness wagon!
To all of that I said to myself: SHUT THE HELL UP AND GET OFF YOUR ASS! STOP MAKING EXCUSES AND START KEEP MAKING PROGRESS!
I had bad days & busy days, I skipped workouts, ate like shit but at the end of it all, I found a reason to get back up & at it! I lost weight, gained back, wanted to give up, got discouraged, hell I even faced physical injury (not related to workout/exercise…but from sheer clumsiness on top of an old college-sports injury). But I looked at how far I came and said it would not only be stupid to give up but it would be selfish to all the people I had inspired with my story!
I was not going to sit here and treat this fitness thing, which became my new lifestyle become a fad.
I tried new and different ways to workout, eat right, etc. all the while on a budget! From the Wii to the Xbox Kinect to walking/jogging to pole dance and cardio classes. I found ways to keep moving!
The point of it was to not give up! Hell, even if you want to or feel discouraged, trust me you’re right on track! I got so motivated I made a fitness group on Facebook! To some I may have seem hyped or overzealous but it was because I was proud of my progress! I may have not hit that 100lb mark I set last year but I still lost 50lbs overall!
But that wasn’t the kicker. I recently had been going through pictures I was tagged in on Facebook, more so the ones on my mother’s page. I didn’t know if or when she would disable it so I figured I save a few to my phone… besides Thursday was on the rise so I needed a throwback! LOL
Man was I dumb-shocked.
Looking back 3 plus years ago to when I was 30 years old…I didn’t how big I was & how much progress I had actually made. And it was all because I didn’t give up! I had to keep pushing and not get feel discouraged by the results I thought I couldn’t see immediately. Why because if you’re consistent, you’re making progress. There was not going to be any punishing myself for anything…even if I felt as if I caved! Because the person who truly gives up is the person who never tries again. I workout because I love my body not because I hate it! Anytime I felt like I was pissed off, sad or what have you, I took it out on my workout (if not my writing)!
Asthma, injury, single-mom, two jobs, one of which I left behind…not to mention all of the other things that could get in the way of doing what I was had to!
WHAT THE FUCK IS YOUR EXCUSE?