My friend Charlee wrote…. “Telling ourselves “I’ll start Monday,” “I’ll start next month,” “I’ll start when XYZ” does nothing but perpetuate an awful lie—that the best time to start working for what we want is somewhere out there in the future. It’s not. The best time to start is always NOW. Before you buy all new gym clothes. Before you get over this breakup. Before you get a promotion. We can never truly be prepared for life. Start before you’re ready.”
I was and am kinda famous for the Monday start. I see so many people posting their new clothes for the gym who have never set foot into the gym and then usually never make it to the gym. But hey they look cute in their bedroom selfies. I was the worlds biggest bullshitter. And the only one I was bullshitting was myself. Why bother. You know you are lying. You know that Monday will roll around and by mid-day you are already off the tracks. Don’t fall into that habit anymore. I reset on Monday’s a lot. It doesn’t mean on Sunday I drink a six pack of Mountain Dew and 2 cheese steaks. It just means that I like to wake up fresh, reevaluate my goals and push for them harder.
But what Charlee wrote above in my quote… isn’t just about working
out, or weight loss. This is for that person stuck in a shitty job that says.. I’ll post my resume next week… This is for that person who is beaten down that just continues to let it happen and hopes that things will change on their own… Everything is relative.
I am in a mood. So I am not really sure where this weeks post is going to go. Got on the scale today and it’s 1/2 a pound up. Which is par for the course with me. Drop 5 in a week that I completely shock my body and then sit for another week or two. It’s been 14 months. I am not going anywhere. I am doing this. So sooner or later my body is going to catch up to my heart and mind.
I’m okay though.
I am going to add some Orange Theory Classes to my work out. I know I need to sweat and I want to try something new. My car needs to go somewhere other than Dan Campos Fitness. And there is nothing wrong with DCBC. I have been there almost a year. I will always go there. My friends that have success just seem to have a nice wide range of work outs so they don’t get bored. Dan is getting more and more crowded and I am getting a little frustrated there, trying to focus my workout. I never seem to break a sweat at the boot camps with. I can’t jump and do all the Erica stuff yet but am going to give it a whirl soon enough. I think tomorrow I’ll do her Ab Lab as well as Dan’s Boot camp. Next week I’ll add her 8 am classes before boot camp. Shock my body a little more. I did not set an unrealistic goal. I get bored and I want to shovel food into my mouth. I guess I have to take the boredom out of the equation. And I am not bored. But sitting at my computer working at night. I just want to eat. And then it’s how many calories do I have left and what can I eat. I am trying to stay within 1500-1800 a day tops.
Got this message from my nutritionist the other day… “I read some of your blogs today.. They were interesting and honest!!” – yeah I am not really sure how I am supposed to take that. Lol. Well at least I don’t lie and and I’m not boring.
So what are my goals. I weigh 323.5 pounds today. I’d like to get to 311 first. Hopefully by the middle of April? And then get under 300 before Memorial Day. I was 335 last Memorial day and this 35 pounds has been hard. The first 50 was easy compared to this. Bult I don’t quit. I want a new truck. I work harder and I get it. I wanted my studio. I work hard to keep it open. You want your relationships to work, you work hard at them. All these things if they were easy wouldn’t mean anything.
It’s not just about weight loss, it’s about change. There is a big change in me over the past year. A new backed up confidence. I don’t like sitting around anymore. I like being active. I am by far not mister physical fitness but I’ll try new things and if that’s not a non scale victory, I don’t know what is.
I hope next weeks blog is a little better on results. But I am doing my best. My nutritionist goal by next week was 4 lbs so I have a little catch up to do.
Have a great weekend.
This weeks photo wrap up….