Do you make change a deadline or a part of your life?
I clearly mean in terms of fitness. I lay in bed yesterday with my sore legs (literally I could feel pain even while laying down) and was thinking about what is the goal for me. To loose weight yes, and to be lean yes, but the thing I always struggle with is ”how will I keep up when I achieve that goal?”. Not let me be honest, I have not reached my total goal ever (26″ waist and 55kg weight), I have come pretty close to it once. And then started fearing if I don’t put on weight again and then it all took me down.
But why do I worry about how will I keep it up? Do I worry I will have no goal or no method to continue challenging my body once I reach that goal?
I know it sounds silly, but trying to loose weight and get fit gives me a goal to work on, to focus on, and if that is over that what will I work towards.
Of course I know I can improve in hundreds of ways even after that, make new goals, but the only thing that comes to my mind is I will loose my achievements after I reach goal.
This clearly shows how pessimistic my approach or way of thinking is about the fitness way. And I do realize i have to change it.
Also, what is the goal I keep for myself, I need to remember that after that also I need to keep going, because fitness is a way of life, not just a waist size or dress size. Its not a diet for 3 months, but a healthy way of living and nourishing your body forever.
I don’t know how I have not learnt all this till now. I can blame so and so, but to be honest I am coming to face the truths after such a long time. I am thinking about these things after being in weight loss attempt journey for 9 years I would say.
It is nice that I can look at these aspects and come to realizations and make changes in my thoughts and actions. But also a little sad, why wasn’t a healthy way of living taught while I was growing up. Well, to be honest the place I come from, India, there are far more worries to take care of, a healthy way of life is the least of the concerns in daily life.
For now my focus is to get into my dresses and there are lots of them that don’t fit anymore. I keep looking at them and thinking how could I let myself get here and loose all that hard work, but I also know that it was because I made a goal for short term and did not incorporate healthy lifestyle.
This time will be different. I will keep striving to make myself better.
I am also so eager to see results, cant wait. Its only my 2nd week at being regular but I am so eager to see changes in my body. Will use this energy to keep going strong.
Think of changing your lifestyle!