I have always wondered why I am not thinner because I have always been active. I coach sports, play sports and am always on the go. I hardly ever sit down and watch television and the only time I really sit is at work or when I am blogging. I was convinced my active lifestyle should burn lots of calories and I didn’t necessarily need to set special time aside for exercise. Well… we have all heard the saying… “You will always have what you have always had if you do what you have always done.” So something (or everything) needed to change as I embarked on this weight loss journey.
The first few weeks I would take a few casual walks while chatting with my amazing diet buddy Shannon. My weight loss was decent, but I realized there still was some missing pieces. While I enjoy taking a casual walk I was not challenging myself and not feeling any pain. You may be wondering why I wanted to feel pain… there is a saying for that too “no pain, no gain” or in this case loss. I was still not extremely convinced strenuous exercise was something I wanted to participate in. Let me just add a little side note here… I have always loved exercise and challenging myself. I guess with this journey I am in worse shape than I have ever been and I have been very intimidated by exercise. Okay, scared of failing might be a bit more accurate.
- When I am exercising I feel like my body is amazing!
- I feel like I look fit and toned and that is why I am wearing my bikini right now! NOT REALLY!! I don’t own a bikini and if I did I sure as hell would get a major reality check trying to put it on. Back to the real stuff…
- I am motivated to eat healthy and drink more water when I exercise.
- I look at food and think what will that do for my body instead of how it will taste.
- I am much more confident when I exercise.
- I feel stronger and like I can accomplish more in all areas of my life.
- I am happier (gotta love those endorphins)!
- I feel like there is nothing in the world I can’t accomplish and that is huge for me right now in my life.
I will always live a busy active lifestyle, that is just who I am, but I am learning the importance of adding exercise and making it a priority. I am so grateful to have Shannon motivating me through this. She is a super-hero in my world of Dr. Pepper kryptonite!
“What we can or cannot do, what we consider possible or impossible, is rarely a function of our true capability.” Tony Robbins
Angie, sore and strong!