Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Well, I put aside my workout phobia and I took a total cardio/weight break for my active rest week last week. Guess what? I didn't die and I didn't gain 10 lbs., shocker! I did yoga everyday in place of my usual light weights and cardio and it felt so nice. In fact, in felt so good I think I just may make it a regular thing, for my rest week that is. When I started my new rotation this week I felt more excited and ready to start it then I had in awhile.
I have been pushing my body 6 days a week with hard cardio and weights for over 7 years now. Even my active rest weeks have become extra "active". It's like I'm addicted to the burn and the sweat. I am afraid sometimes that if I stop pushing hard in my workouts that my weight will come back on so I just keep going unless my body stops me. Most of the time my body stops me by yelling really loud from my back. I have had back issues for years but I am glad to say it hasn't bothered me for quite a while, yay! Oh no, did I just say that out loud?
Since I lost 30 lbs. I have had many people ask me, "How did you do it"? When I say diet and exercise they get all bummed out like they wanted to hear it was a magic pill or something. I'm telling you right now, there is NO magic pill that is going to help you reach your goals. It would be like if Oprah said, "Oh I just sat back and watched the money roll in"! I don't think so! Losing and maintaining weight takes a lot of hard work and determination and as far as I'm concerned, it doesn't get "easier". It becomes more normal and doable but never easier.
Now don't get me wrong, I LOVE my workouts and I LOVE my eating lifestyle, I just want everyone reading this to know that there is no easy way to success. If it was easy, it wouldn't be a stand out success, it would be everyday life. I want to encourage all of you to keep going and working hard at your goals in life and health, you WILL get there! If you want anything bad enough it's worth fighting for!!
If any of you have any questions about your fitness goals or eating dilemmas just e-mail me: firstname.lastname@example.org. I also am on facebook so just click on the tab on your right and visit! I am not a licensed physician or personal trainer but this is what I love to do! I have devoured all the information I can for about 15 years now and I love sharing it with others : )
How many of you find it hard to take a break from your workouts? How many of you are finding it hard to start a fitness routine?