But I've been struggling with my motivation lately, and staying in bed, snuggling isn't helping. I know I'm not the only one who justifies not working out. When I was a personal trainer, I would hear excuses all the time on why my clients did not eat right or could not find the time to workout. Now that I've gotten out of that industry, albeit I'm still very much interested in it, I find myself letting my husband, my friends, and my family make those same excuses. My pups are even putting on the weight. Last night we weighed both dogs because we are trying to find two large kennels for them. Bella, my lab, and Ace, my English Bulldog, have each gained over 10 lbs in 2 years!
Ok, so Ace is not this bad!
I try to do something active every day. Maybe I'm not hitting the gym for 2-3 hours every day like I used to, but I still try to walk or run with my pups or go to a yoga class or head to the gym for some weight training. But, I still feel like I'm not working as hard as I could be.
When I'm searching for motivation, I always try to look at people who've made the real, hard changes. Contestants on the Biggest Loser have made life changes. A friend I met studying abroad in Mexico recently lost 50 lbs while going back to school! Real people give me the motivation to keep on working harder and to push myself farther.
When I hear friends say, "I will go to the gym when I look better in shorts." or "It's not worth going to the gym around the holidays because I'm just going to eat and cancel it all out.," I know it is my duty to their ultimate health to tell them that starting a routine, walking into the gym in shorts or spandex or whatever, is the only thing that will make you look better, feel better, and stay on the right path.
Even if you wear this look to the gym, you are still winning for even being there!
I'm off to the gym readers!
If anyone has a before and after picture of your weight loss journey, I would love to see it. Brag about how you look now! YOU deserve it!