I am fat! I’ve always been fat. There is nothing wrong in saying the truth. Even when it hurts. But this doesn’t hurt. It’s just truth! There are many like me who know what they look like. Who feel the weight of extra skin and fat. But we are still people, regardless. My main reason in bringing this up is not to get sympathy or get dieting and workout tips, it’s to tell my truth.
Though I am overweight, I hate exercising. Or rather I hate cardio, yes that’s better. I love working with weights. But is that enough? Probably not. But they say we should do what we love right. But these days I can’t even get to do that. I started out strong a few months ago. I was going to the gym at first light. Well it was even before first light…. it was 4:30am in the morning!!!! But I was doing it because I had some motivation come from God knows where. And throughout the day I felt better because I was actually giving a damn about my health. But then…. I got sick…chest cold and sinus infection and BOOM goes the dynamite that blew up my routine to hell! And it has been hell getting back to it! I haven’t had the motivation or the will to get up. And I definitely don’t want to go when I get home. Because when I get home, I like to be home, never to leave again that day.
But alas something has to give right? So a friend introduced me to Stitcher, an app that has podcast of all kinds. I started listening to one called Motivated hosted by Mara Schiavocampo. She is a news correspondent with ABC. She was struggling with her weight and has now lost X amount of pounds and her show helps cast a light on dieting, routine, exercise and just general health. I listened to a show yesterday and it really started me to thinking. I can do this…. but I don’t have to do it all in one day!! The trainer she had on there Noah Neiman said quite a few things that resonated with me.
First, your routine doesn’t have to be a routine at all. Just do SOMETHING!!! Just get out and walk, lift weights, squat, doesn’t matter as long as you do something! Secondly, food is not your enemy! It is not something that you have to punish yourself with. As in the 1000 calorie a day diet…. you can’t subsist on that alone. So don’t punish yourself by not eating, just choose to eat different. Third, he talked about people who are out there just to make money that take a dieting and exercise one size fit all approach and it is not true!! We are all different and we all require different things to give us energy, motivation, and dedication. So anyone who tells you he or she has the secret to make you thin…. is lying and just wants to get paid with your ends!!!
So in conclusion to this long diatribe I say to myself and you all who struggle with food, exercising, and just trying to get healthy, It can be done, by all of us. But what may work for you, may not work for me or my neighbor. You have to find what works for you and you alone and build off of it!! For example, I LOVE my coffee and I love for it to be the color I am which means lots of cream and it better be hazelnut! Which has sugar…. and don’t forget the two spoons of pure sugar. That, is my coffee addiction. But I’ve decided to do something different. I have two 8oz bottles left of creamer…. and I intend to use them because I spent my money, but not as I usually do. A couple of days a week only and very little. But it’s a change! So I’m committed to do it!! Sometimes we have to take a one hour at a time mind set and just use it to make whatever changes you need however small or slow! BUT …..remember to JUST DO SOMETHING!!!!!!!!!!!!!