Thursday, May 23, 2013

get fit ... maybe tomorrow

"I'll workout tomorrow."
"I'll eat better at my next meal."
"I won't buy another bag of dark chocolate peanut M&Ms to keep in my desk drawer at work."
"I need to get fit."
"Why aren't I losing any weight? I mean I only ate half the jumbo size bag of M&Ms and I ran once this week."

This is my daily dialogue with myself. I seem to be full of excuses and putting off the real get down to business attitude that I need to get myself in better shape. I try to justify my bad choices. 

"Dark chocolate is good for you. So consuming mass amounts of it during the week is a healthy snack."

Who am I kidding? My belly flab isn't buying my excuses or my justifications. It's time to get real. Time to cut the bullshit and just do it. But can I really commit? I see a million posts a week about people on the right path to success. Why can't I be one of them? Why am I in this perpetual state of non-motivation? I feel like I can be successful for a day or two and then I just give up. Maybe it's because I'm surrounded by bad choices. My support system is basically non-existent. I'm on my own in a world full of temptations and I have no self-control.
I decided to start running a few years ago as my attempt at exercise. I've completed a few 5K and 4 mile races but I still only run about once a week. You can read more about my running journey here. I mentioned in that post about my eating habits. It's been a about a month since I wrote that and I have started drinking more water. However, I'm not finding that it fills me up and keeps me from wanting a snack. But I have noticed that my face hasn't broke out in teenage acne nearly as often since I started. I've attempted to do better with my fruit & veggie intake. My wonderful Grandma passed down her super blender slash food processor slash better than any piece of chopping equipment I currently own and I decided to make smoothies.
I don't follow any recipes. I just throw whatever I have the blender and give it a whirl. This one was frozen strawberries, frozen mango chunks, half a banana and maybe a 1/4 - 1/3 cup of peach juice (Minute Maid brand). It was divine. Unfortunately I just broke my blender yesterday morning so now I'm searching Amazon for replacement parts ... so much for my smoothie kick :(

What suggestions do you have for keeping to a workout plan? 
What about eating better and snacking?
I could use all the help I can get!

1 comment:

  1. You should try "MyFitnessPal" it helps me a LOT with food. I am the same as you though, I get REALLY motivated, then i get sleepy a few days later and then i wake up and its been 3 weeks since I ran (yikes!). I'm always here to help keep you accountable :)


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