Being a big believer in surrounding yourself with positivity and support, I am pretty darn surprised how hard it is for me to keep that balance.
The picture above sums it up pretty nicely. My wife and best friend (see pic above; they are the ones who are not “bound by their own limitations” as I feel I am…) are doing a great job losing the weight, keeping it off, and exercising near-daily. They just completed their first 5K, and they are both thrilled and ecstatic in preparing for the next race.
They weren’t always like this. The fitness bug bit them, though, and they are making those lifestyle changes that are wonderful in every dramatic way imaginable. Each of them found the way to overcome busy lifestyles, work schedules, and family needs.
So what’s my excuse?
Before I get too heavy in the self-bashing department, I’ll tell you that I am making strides in the right direction. I’ve cut out most of my evening eating, and I have replaced most “bad” meals with better choices.
Still, I know I’m not doing enough. The weekdays…they are so demanding, and there never seems to be any time at all to even catch my breath, let alone make it to the gym and do a few workouts. I’m lucky if, on Saturdays, I have the energy to make it to the gym. Then, on Sunday, I feel invincible and ready to take on the world, only to have Monday come and rip those beliefs and dreams right out from under me.
I have to find some way to not let the pressures of the workday overwhelm me and take away my initiative and drive. It’s not easy, though, and I know I need to work harder on losing this weight.