Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Wellness Wednesday: GYM!

I FINALLY got myself back in the gym this week! It has been 2 long months that I neglected to make time to go and sweat away the stress. My body was starting to feel the effects of letting the gym slip and me putting more unhealthy foods into my mouth. I only have 2 days under my belt now, but I will start to hold myself accountable when I make excuses.

When trying to get healthy, it will be a mind over matter effect. If we do not fully commit to the gym, eating better, or quitting a bad habit, we will fail. I have learned you cannot force it until you are fully ready to make the change. For years I said I was going to FINALLY get healthy. I WAS going to eat healthy. I WAS going to the gym. For years I failed.

This week something clicked in my head and I WANT to feel better. I NEED to exercise. My 4'11" frame is begging me to lose some weight. My clothes are uncomfortable and I refuse to buy new clothes just because I got lazy and gained the extra weight. I want to feel good about myself. I want to feel comfortable in my clothes. I finally feel ready to do this right.

Last week I posted a smoothie recipe. I have kept up making these every morning for breakfast. They have kept me feeling full until lunch and they are packed with all kinds of vitamins. I hope you give it a try! It is a nice treat every morning without having to feel guilty. I am also only eating lean proteins and lots of veggies. I am starting to feel better about myself again. Now lets see if I can commit to this and keep gyming it up for the rest of the week! Updates next week. 

So what do guys think? Is being healthy easy? How long did it take for you to form the good habit of wellness?




7 comments:

  1. I'm STILL trying to work on the habit of being "healthy". My problem is, it seems every time I try to get healthy, I get sick. Something happens that deters me from it, then I got back to my old ways. Good job for 2 days! That's more than I've done ;)

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    1. Its SO hard though! I understand the sick part. I was just sick for 2 months and I'm finally feeling better. We shall see if I keep this up!

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  2. I go in and out all the time! yesterday I ran, today i didn't. UGH. once I get into the rhythm I am good!

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    1. I need to find my rhythm again! I have 3 days in the books. Lets see if I can keep it up!

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  3. This post makes my heart healthy. I work out consistently...but not too big of surprise there. Exercise is my life. :)

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    1. I need to make exercise my life! My old Physical Therapist taught me great exercises to do with my hip injury and I find myself using my hip as an excuse to not work out. I'm such a dummy.

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  4. You know, throughout the broken leg thing, I thought I was doing ok, because my weight didn't go up. But I just measured myself for a clothing thing and I'm up a whole size. Not ok!!! I can't run just yet, but I need to add some other type of cardio. Basically, I hear ya!

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