Tuesday, June 12, 2012

The New Plan

It has been a long while since I have posted about workouts or fitness fun.  That is because it has been a while since I have worked out or did anything really fitness related.  Doh.

As I flipped through my calendar yesterday I found that I haven’t been to the gym in over 5 weeks, and prior to that I had a 3 week lull.  What the heck happened?  It was all ‘hip-hip-horray, let’s workout every day’ for January, February and March.  Then…pffffffffft. 

I have no excuses or explanations.  Maybe I burned out, maybe I was annoyed at the lack of results, maybe I was really hoping to lose 10 pounds even though I said I was more concerned about getting fit, maybe I got busy, maybe I got lazy.  Any and all of these things could apply.

Don't we all.

The good news is I seem to have found my motivation.  I think.  I’ll be honest and say I still feel a little wobbly on it.  I’ve been kicking ass for two whole days (ha!) but still have the feeling that it could run off the rails at any moment.  I’m taking my own advice and trying to simplify things this time…focusing more on eating right, eating less, drinking more water and not worrying about trying to get to the gym 5 days a week.  Less beer, more walking.  I think I got a wee bit overzealous with my plans the last time around and experienced a case of burnout.  I missed one or two workouts and that just pushed the motivation out the window.

This past weekend I stood in front of my full size mirror in my sports bra and my short-shorts…and took pictures.  Pictures of how tight that bra is.  Pictures of my soft shoulders.  Pictures of the snugness of those shorts.  I then changed into my all time favourite pants, which I damn near lived in a couple of years ago and took pictures of how I can no longer do them up and the insane muffin top I get if I do squish myself into them.

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I now have ‘goal pants’.  I’m admitting that I really do want to lose the extra weight I’ve gained and held on to in the last two years.  I tried to tell myself it didn’t matter to me…I’m not overweight…but it does matter.  It was hard work to lose weight in the past and it was hard work to keep it off and become fit for four years.  I now realize I feel bad for letting it go.

Well, I refuse to feel bad about this anymore!  I have one of those ‘before’ photos taped to my bathroom mirror as personal inspiration and it’s time to get serious.  Gulp.  I will be comfortable in my own skin!  And I will be comfortable in my favourite pants!

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5 comments:

Lynn said...

You've got this, Jaime! :) I'll be following along.

Mrs Furious said...

" I’m admitting that I really do want to lose the extra weight I’ve gained and held on to in the last two years. I tried to tell myself it didn’t matter to me…I’m not overweight…but it does matter. It was hard work to lose weight in the past and it was hard work to keep it off and become fit for four years. I now realize I feel bad for letting it go."

um.... ditto. Every single part of it.

Chef Heidi Fink said...

Jaime, bravo!!

Eric said...

I have goal pants too. They are a little dusty, and prob totally out of style, but I'm going to proudly wear them someday (soon???)

Sohail khan said...

I positively enjoying each little bit of it and I have you bookmarked to check out new stuff you.

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