With the Easter holidays (more like a distant memory now) over, I hope those indulged didn’t overdo it. I got straight back on the horse the following week because I knew the longer I delayed the harder it would be to get back into my fitness routine. I know some may ‘alright for you, it is easier said than done’, etc. Well I say it is a matter of determination and getting yourself organised. I will let you know exactly what I do; I take my workout clothes lay it on my bed before work, my trainers with socks inside by the door, I move furniture so I can’t sit down when I am back. Basically, I create ‘obstacles’ so I don’t have a choice but to actually workout, it may sound weird to some but it works for me. Like I have always said do what works for you but most importantly keep fit.
I have already mentioned the fact that when it comes to food I am ok as I only buy healthy ones, ok I admit once in a while, a packet of biscuits or dark chocolate may eventually find its way into my shopping basket, lol. However, I end up throwing it away as I can’t bring myself to eat it all or it has been sitting in the fridge or cupboard for so long. Oh, I occasionally sneak a pork pie, Cornish pasty or frozen pizza as well, I think of it as my treat, I only ever treat myself at weekends because I know if I do so during the week, it could be a downward slope.
One of word of advice I can offer is stay away/ignore negative people, I am speaking from personal experience. Some people either don’t believe me or tell me that I don’t need to lose weight that I should enjoy life or that I don’t need to lose weight. Ok, I am naturally slim well my arms but when I do put weight on it is usually my upper body and my stomach which is not very flattering in the summer, not exactly the figure for a fitted t-shirt or dress. Now if I was curvy I wouldn’t mind but I have a boyish figure I like to dress for my body shape and not look like I am wearing a potato sack!
Oh, do you ever get those who try to tell you the kind of fitness regime that is right for you, they are usually the ones who don’t do any exercise whatsoever. I can’t begin to tell you how many times a week, someone says I should join the gym or go running. Like aerobics is not a form of exercise, yeah, I will like to see them do planks, jumping jacks, push ups or even lift dumb bells. I just ignore them because they really don’t have a clue why waste my time trying to explain my preference. My conclusion is that they are just trying to get me off track or they are just domineering, I avoid such people or change the topic!!
I have gotten to the point where a healthy lifestyle is not a chore it is a hobby even when I am sweating I do enjoy my workouts. I also like my style of cooking which I don’t impose on my loved ones which is why I always tell them to let me know in advance when they are coming over so I can go food shopping just for them. Yes I know it is hard for those with spouses/ families but I am pretty sure that if they join or support your lifestyle you will be fine. I have heard/read success stories of other family members taking up the healthy life style.