New Month New Beginnings

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So I made a decision yesterday.  Starting today September 1, 2015, I am going to work out everyday this month.  I am sick of carrying this extra person on my ass.  (That is how I refer to my extra weight).  I have purchased all the videos, spent money on Weight Watchers, and other weight maintenance programs and still nothing.  I have just reached a point in my life and on this journey where I know that in order to feel better and in order to do my best in all of the endeavors I am currently pursuing.

I have enlisted the help of an accountability partner to give me daily reminders to work out.  I plan to start with Shaun T and T-25.  I want to have a daily plan so that I will be able to know in advance what I am going to do.  My plan is to have a semi-significant amount of weight loss by my birthday.  This is one area in my life that I have not had the best success at and that is mostly because I have been the most stubborn and to be honest lazy.  As I prepare to age this year I want to make a significant change to my lifestyle and work to make the rest of my life the best of my life.

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I figured the best present I could give myself is to invest at least 25 minutes each day.  I ask that each of my followers pray for me and for those who wish to join in come on.  You may not have T-25, but you can start somewhere, maybe just walking for 30 minutes each day.  I have already started making small changes by taking vitamins everyday and making a small attempt to meal plan.  I cannot do everything at once so for now my focus will be sticking to the workout. In my opinion, this is the best birthday present I can offer myself.  A healthy life.

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The Habit I Wish I Had

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I am certain that there are things we all wish that we did.  We can also beat ourselves up about it, we can fix or change it or we can do nothing,   One thing that I wish I was doing was exercising.

Exercise for me is a habit that I need that I just don’t have.  It requires a discipline that I wish I had but that just seems to escape me.  There have been times when I started off well and was consistent, however one glitch in the schedule and it all went south after that.

What bothers me the most about not exercising is that people keep saying that it is harder to lose weight once you turn 40.  Well that was just one more reminder that I did not need.  Now that I have turned the page into the 40 club those words never seem to escape me.  So there are times when I figure it is going to be hard so f*@K it.  However then I have to think about how I feel.  The times when it seems as if I am carrying another person around, and really according to the numbers I am.  The times when you look in the mirror and a set of tires seems to be hiding under your clothes.  Don’t let me start on the jeans.

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I know that eventually, I will add exercise into my daily routine.  Maybe the real issue is having a routine to begin with.  How do you make it into the 40 club with no set routine, don’t judge I did.  But it is never too late to start fresh or never too late to begin a new thing.  I keep reminding myself of that.  I guess in the guise of being older and wiser I have to begin to put all of this into practice.  Maybe next year I will be blogging about something different.  May all of the good habits I wish I had will be in effect.