The Brutal Truth...
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
I've long been in need of returning to routine exercise and, more importantly, tracking my nutrition. Though it was ever so gradual in the making, I can no longer avoid the extra weight I see before me when I look in the mirror. Apart from that, the jeans NEVER LIE! And they have been telling me, for some time now, that I am not going in the right direction!
So, I decided this morning that it was time for a hearty slap in the face, and I got on the scale. I am back to where I was 4 years ago. 85 kg. / 187 lbs. Yep. That's not a happy thought. However, I own up to it. It wasn't a mistake, a freak of nature, or some unfair judgement. It's the brutal truth. I stopped tracking. I stopped working out regularly by letting life keep me "too busy". I made the mistake of telling myself that if I can't work out for at least 20 minutes and get in a good sweat, that it's not even worth it.
Now that I see how I have negated all the hard work I once did, I am sad. HOWEVER, instead of getting depressed about this setback, let it be the catalyst to get me back on the the track of healthy living.
The benefit I have now, as opposed to years ago, is that I KNOW that I can do this. I have done it before, therefore, I can do it again. I don't have to starve myself. I don't have to give up the foods I love. I don't have to be an exercise maniac. I have to be mindful. I have to track my food. I have to work out every day...even if only for 10 minutes. I will not eat whatever I want with wild abandon, but take everything in moderation.
Many have done it before me, and I have done it, too, so here goes!