Seeing the tracker page instead of the workout ahead
Wednesday, January 10, 2018
I noticed something interesting today as I looked back at how I've come to about 2 full weeks on a new fitness/diet plan and it doesn't feel like it has been that long. I've been working out almost every single day, (I think there were 2 days where I didn't do a workout). But it's weird because I don't see the workouts anymore. In other words, I used to say to myself, ok, you absolutely have to do this grueling hour long workout or you're never going to get anywhere. That kind of motivation lasts for about a day, lol. Then it's, no, I'm overwhelmed by these goals and I'm giving up.
When I started, I educated myself on what the trends were when it came to people who were actually able to not only lose weight but keep it off afterwards. One of the biggest trends I saw was that those individuals made small changes, that arguably are actually pretty easy. But the fact that they could do that every single day was the kicker. They weren't doing a 10 g carb diet and saying they will go to the gym every single day. If they were to do that, sure they would lose a whoooole bunch of weight pretty quickly, but my god, who can actually do that?? Supermen and superwomen I'm sure are out there and more power to them, but I am definitely not one of them lol.
After learning about the simple calories in and calories out equation, the sparkpeople metrics made sense when I put in my beginning stats. Simple, I should eat this many calories and work off this many calories. Then I can lose 1 or 2 lbs. a week. Do that until November, and you have your goal. Sweet.
So two weeks later, I've been doing fairly short workouts until the last 4 days or so: 10, 15, 20 minutes. And as I did them every day, the only thing I started to see was the act of entering in those fitness minutes on the tracker. I wasn't waking up thinking about the workout I had to do. I just got them done, and entered it. I have no idea if I'm explaining this very well, but it is quite a phenomenon for me, because I used to torture myself through hour long workouts and then not be able to move for days, leading to the cycle of shame and failure lol.
My second weigh in will be this coming Friday. One of these days I want to post some of my favorite workouts from the video page because they've been awesomely fun to do. Until next time, thanks for reading =)