Can I be honest?

Tomorrow I am starting a diet and exercise regimen and I can not be less excited. I am feeling quite a bit of resistance to this new endeavor and I am not sure why. Perhaps it is because I have both fear and an extensive history of failure, especially of late. Perhaps I simply don’t want to change my life and body for the better. Maybe I am overwhelmed by the idea of meal plans and grocery shopping…and cooking, oh my! Maybe I fear success. What will I do with a brand new body and how will that effect my identity? It could be a combination of all of the above.

What causes these hurdles? Could it be the self-defeating, hopeless state of being created by depression? Maybe it’s the “Feeler” in me who is very self-conscious and dreads looking silly while dieting and exercising. I simply don’t know.

What I do know:

I will go home after my shift and take my measurements  and “before pics”;

on Monday, I will start my day with a shakeology drink, a workout, and a smile;

I will finally figure out my meal plan, even if it is one day at time;

I will stick to this 21-day plan.

Have you ever dreaded something that was supposed to better your life? How did you overcome your negative feelings? Feel free to share your story.

❤ A ❤

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6 thoughts on “Can I be honest?

  1. I dread starting a new diet and fitness program. I had to step back and view it as a new lifestyle. I have to find what works for me and make a slow transition. These programs made you made drastic changes to get drastic result. Yes you will lose about weight but how will you maintain it. You can do it on your own. I tried these programs and yes I lose weight. After a while its get boring.
    Losing weight is all about your calorie intake and how much you burn. Its personal not everyone can do 1200 calorie diet. Your calorie in take is base on your age, gender, weight and physical activity. You can find this out by calculating your total body expenditure. I provided a link below to help everyone find how much calories they should be consuming daily

    http://www.superskinnyme.com/calculate-tdee.html

    • Thanks, Hun. You’re the best! This program is okay but it is the exact opposite of my normal life. For example, I don’t cook or exercise and this requires BOTH… EVERYDAY. Yikes! I am trying to walk the fine line between “modifications” and “excuses”. I’ll keep you posted. 🙂

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