Once you hit a certain age it becomes apparent good health just doesn’t happen. It takes hard work to maintain status quo let alone improve.
I didn’t do the work for the past 20 years so I am not only having to do maintenance level work but extra to overcome the lack of exercise and healthy eating. I need to do that work all week long every week.
You’ve probably noticed when I’m tired or traveling, that’s not happening. Packing my workout clothes doesn’t mean diddly squat if they never come out of the suitcase and just because I’m not paying for it, doesn’t mean I need dessert!
I knew it too which is why I was at the Fitblogger Tough Love session instead of the PiYo + Insanity workout last Saturday. Led by Steve Gray and Sue O’Lear the group agreed that many of us weren’t making much progress from year to year. Some went backwards or like me made a little progress.
I only lost eight pounds since last June. At that rate, it would be Fitbloggin’ 2018 before I’d be at goal!
The consensus was that the community should feel comfortable reaching out when someone is clearly struggling and not making choices to get them to their goal. This can seem harsh so we came up with hashtags so it would be clear the message was from the heart. If you see a comment with #justtrollin or my favorite, #tribelove, know it is a caring note.
With that background, please call me out if I do the following:
1. Go more than 2 days without exercising. There’s no way I can meet my goal of exercising a minimum of 4 times a week; usually 5 if I’m skipping that many days.
2. Stop tracking food. If I don’t track what goes in my mouth, it’s like it never happened …. until I step on the scale. I did that too much in the Fall and ended up gaining 10 pounds that I spent the first quarter of the year getting back off.
3. Have too many excuses. If you’re getting bored with my reasons I didn’t do whatever it’s time for me to get real with myself. Let me know if it’s sounds like I’m justifying bad behavior.
Next year I want to be at Fitbloggin’ 25 pounds lighter and with your #tribelove, I can do it. Have you ever let someone know they’re not doing the work needed?