Healthy Confessions becomes A Healthier Story…
And here’s why… from a post I wrote last May.
I finished Donald Miller’s book A Million Miles in a Thousand Years: What I Learned While Editing My Life. I LOVED it. Now this book has nothing specifically to do with being healthier or exercise, but about truly living life and telling a story that’s worth being told.
Here’s the truth about telling stories with your life. It’s going to sound like a great idea, and you are going to get excited about it and then when it comes time to do the work, you’re not going to want to do it. It’s like that with writing books, and it’s like that with life. People love to have lived a great story, but few people like the work it takes to make it happen. But joy costs pain.
Something about this resonated within me. I want to make changes and then I just don’t. It’s like there is a glitch between thinking and doing.
One area in my life where this glitch occurs is living a healthier story. Losing weight is not easy for me. The only time in my life that weight came off beautifully was when we moved to South Africa. I lost about 40 lbs in the 1st 4 months! I exercised 6 times a week, the food we ate wasn’t processed, and we only ate out once a week.
Fast forward to now after 2 kids, I’m 31 (32 now), and I’ve put the weight and then some back on. I want to live a healthier story and I’m done just thinking about it. And I know that it’s possible even without a personal trainer. I did it in South Africa with exercise DVDs and healthy, made-from-scratch food.
Here’s what I did this week.
Thursday: P90X Plyometrics DVD 60 minutes
Saturday: Jillian Michaels Fat Blasting Workout 55 minutes
Tuesday: P90X Kenpo K 60 minutes
Wednesday: I planned to workout, but instead got a visit from a Kirby vacuum.
We’ve eat out too much this past week. Motivation is lacking this time of year for me. I really think I need to sit down and be more intentional about a meal plan. On the other hand, I’ve been eating big salads with many of my meals.
My goals for this week:
- Continue to eat salads with my meals.
- To get in my 4 workouts. No excuses.
- Start a workout journal. I’ve used one of these in the past and found it was a great way to hold myself accountable and keep track of my progress.
Sharing with others about our struggles and accomplishments inspires us to press on. There are weeks where I struggle and the story of a friend pulls me up off the couch. And the next week might be my week to inspire.
I’d love for you to share your struggles or share your stories of inspiration. Journal what workouts you did this week. Let’s encourage each other.
I’d love for you to leave a comment below. Also join Give Me Neither on Facebook. I often post throughout the week how my workouts are going and invite you to do the same.