Just Trying to Be Real
Sunday, September 30, 2018
We have all had those ideas of how certain things in life should go or how we want it to go.....sometimes you just have to sit down and be real about it.
I have had some of those real moments as of lately...for instance how am I going to go about obtaining my goals, am I being realistic in my planning. I know short-term I can obtain them, but this has got to be lifestyle change. I have lost and gained so much throughout my life...I know I can lose, I know how to gain. I have got that figured out.
So my approach and goal setting has taken on many forms since being back since June again. I have lost 7lbs total since starting over in the past 4 months. How can I make weight loss permanent and maintain it this time.
As I age the weight does come off slower, my motivation waivers from day to day. I have a goal, but how can I keep it real I ask myself each day, is this a lifestyle I can live with. What should I do on days when I don't feel like exercising? What should I do on days when I feel like eating everything in sight? This is real in my life, we all have these days, sometimes I can resist temptation and push through it, sometimes I make myself exercise, somedays I can't or don't. Just trying to be real.
Athletes do they ever have these days? They are super disciplined, something I apparently lack as I always gain weight back after hitting goal. What level of discipline do I need to have to hit and maintain my goals. I start with vigor and excitement and a few stumbles occur and then I want to give up, "is this really worth all this?". Part of being human, just trying to be real.
I am making progress, no it is not as fast as I had imagined or wanted, but it is a step in the right direction. I can plan all I want, but life happens and time is not always available to plan, prep, exercise, etc. The secret I am finding is perseverance….I am not letting the stumbles block my vision, make me feel defeated, making me want to quit or fall off the wagon all together again.
So I may only lose 2# a month, is it really a big deal? That is my goal anyways to lose weight and be healthier. So I may only get 100 exercise minutes in per week instead of my goal of 200-300 minutes....I am still losing and gaining health benefits from it....Isn't that what I wanted in the first place?
I just want to say to those struggling right now, just keep it real for you. As long as you keep moving in the right direction over time and can live with the let downs and persevere you will come out a winner in the end, but you do have to keep trying as giving up is never an option, just scale your expectations back sometimes and good things come from keeping it real :)
Have a great day everyone and keep it real!