I tell u what, my biggest issue in life is The Follow Thru. I say this because no matter what my goal is that I’m trying to accomplish…i’m good at all the steps, you know, organizing, making lists, blah blah blah…but it’s the follow thru that gets me every time *most times anyway* and that’s the part about myself *one of the many actually* that I wish I could just magically change. If I always did the follow thru I would be so freakin skinny, and on point financially, with a spick and span clean house…woulda,shoulda,coulda…but anyway…the other night, I think it was Monday night, I was reading a few of my old blogs, and it really pissed me off. I hate that I plan and I plan…that I start on a program and then something will happen–I’ll get sick, something, I’m lazy, it doesn’t matter–it’s just always something that keeps me from giving it my all consistently. Consistency is key and it’s the key that I always lose. I don’t get it. I don’t get how I know exactly what works for me, exactly what to do and how to do it, but yet here I am…still a size 14…still wishing and hoping and thinking and praying…but now it’s the beginning of summer and i’m still just where I was at the beginning of the year. How depressing is that?
Sure I’ve lost a few inches here and there, a few pounds here and there, but I’m supposed to have lost a few sizes here and there! So I have a newfound motivation I guess for lack of a better word…it’s all about the follow thru. It’s all about consistency. As long as you stick with it, it will come right? Because I think about it, like when I see P90X commercials…yeah P90X is the shiznit, but so would any other program that you do consistently for 90 days! Especially if it’s a sound program that combines cardio/strength/flexibility and clean eating! So I’m determined to stick to it. The eating is a little harder for me right now…not really eating bad just not eating enough. Not getting enough protein. It’s Wednesday and so far this week I’ve done 2 workouts. I did Turbokick Round 29 Monday morning and did Round 28 Tuesday after work. I was so proud of myself that I came home and worked out since I didn’t do it before work. But then that kinda bit me in the tail bc now when I woke up this morning I was too tired to work out. Have no fear because I will do something when I get home, either a 30 min cardio or pilates!! I have to stay on track. There are no other options. For me I know pilates is one of my keys to success…I know and yet I don’t do. It’s one of the hardest programs for me to get back into after I haven’t done it in a while. But it’s like the “magic workout” bc it is only 20 minutes and will shrink your body up! Like when I first started pilates, I wasn’t doing anything else for exercise other than the fact that I was a server and walked a lot with my job. I was about a size 11 after doing low carb dropping from a size 14/16…I did the 20 min pilates workout everyday for a month and my body literally “shrank” to a size 8!!! Like I turned around one day and my pants were falling off! Now that’s results! LOL And yet I know how wonderful it is, and how it works wonders not only physically but mentally…for me it’s relaxing and mind-clearing in the same way that yoga is…but getting back to the routine is just such a difficult task! But I’m focused man! I’m determined. I’m tired of the same old ish. I’m tired of being unhappy with my body. Nobody can do the work for me other than me. So here’s to me doing the damn thing!