I’ve been staring at myself in the mirror for the past few weeks and I really don’t like what I see. Up until last August, I was doing well with my weight loss goals. I really didn’t like going to the gym, but I went. Between Kickboxing, Pilates and the bit of weight training I did, I was maintaining my body weight and was feeling pretty good about myself and good in general.
But towards the end of August, my world experienced a bit of a shift. I was laid off of my first post-college job with about a week’s notice. In addition to this, the weekend I lost my job, I was moving to a new apartment about 15 miles away from where I lived and was dealing with a super-stressful relationship/situation at the time. Once this “perfect storm” happened (in addition to having to conserve funds by any means necessary), I stopped going to the gym.
Luckily for me, I ended up interviewing for and getting another job less than a week later, but not much else changed. I was now about 25 miles away from my former gym, in a new town and still stressed out from this dating situation. As time went on, that relationship dramatically imploded and ended. I started working again and even picked up not one but two new gym memberships. For whatever reason, I haven’t been able to go to the gym consistently. I know in my mind that I need to go to the gym, but when it comes time to go, I don’t and I oscillate between talking myself out of it or just not feeling like going.
For the past couple months, I’ve been feeling a bit out of sorts. I’m not sure if it’s mental or if it is actually my health, but I don’t feel as good as I used to. And with this, I know it’s time for a change. Every year I set a goal of finally losing the weight I’ve been carrying around since childhood, but now it’s time to see it through. I’m realizing that I have to hold myself accountable for my goals and push myself toward where I want to be health-wise and in life.
Starting today, I’m headed back to the gym. And I’m praying that I can remain consistent with it. Operation Shrink-A-Gut is back and in full force.
The Song of the Moment: “Git Up, Get Out” by Outkast
welcome back B! I’m going through something similar. Just talk yourself into going to the gym or doing some kind of physical activity everyday! It will become a habit before you know it! 🙂