I’m here again…and rambling on.

Okay, so here’s to my first post in the new blog setting. I have to be honest, I sure wish they would have just kept it the the way it was before. I liked AreaVoices just the way it was. But, I guess the powers that be didn’t and felt a change was needed. Sure wish they would have gotten input from the people who use the site. Oh well…right. I guess I have to just move forward. Nothing much more I can do.

So, I moving forward. I guess.

My life has been great as of late. Most of it anyway. Sometimes, I wish I was exercising a little more, but work and other obligations get in the way. Life, I guess, just happens and I in all honest, I let it get in the way. I use it as an excuse, I guess. Because really, if you want it bad enough, you’ll make time for whatever it is you want. Right?

I strive to do some kind of sweat-inducing exercise at least four days a week, but I always feel much better when it’s five or six days a week. But I use excuses like I’m to tired, I’m too busy, I don’t have time right now, I just don’t feel like it. We’ve all been there. We’ve all done it. But we can change. Like I said, if it is something you truly, truly want. You can do it. No ifs, ands or buts about it. Period.

Well, I am starting to not beat myself up so much when I eat something “naughty” – like Cold Stone Creamery ice cream or whatever sweet, high-calorie, high-fat, oh-so-not-good-for-me treat is tempting me at the time. I am starting to understand and feel, if you will, the balance of exercising and treating myself every now and then. I get that I can eat the foods I obsess about as long as I exercise. AND, most importantly, I don’t eat those deliciously ooey-gooey goody treats all the time. They are simply what they are…treats. Treats to savor, treats to eat once in awhile, not everyday.

You know, really, it all makes sense, doesn’t it? If I eat crap food every day and don’t do any type of exercising, I know what’s going to happen. I am going to get fat. If I eat crap once in awhile and exercise on a regular basis, I am not going to gain weight, I am going to maintain and be healthy…or at least a lot healthier. Right? Yes, that is right. But why do we make it so hard? That’s the stupid part.

So why do we do it? Why do we let ourselves, well, to put it bluntly, get fat? Why do we let ourselves gain five pounds here, five pounds there and then all of sudden we weigh close to or more than 200 pounds? I mean, really, WHY do we do it? We don’t like ourselves when we do. We all feel better when we are thinner, not skinny, but thinner and healthier. We feel better about ourselves…inside and out. We dress better. We stand taller. We have more confidence. We exude happiness.

My answer to some of my own questions can probably be summed up in just a few words. Laziness. Too content. No motivation. No desire. Society.

I know it’s not easy to maintain a healthy weight. Really, truly, it’s not and anybody who says it is, I believe, is lying. But, we can do it. If I can do it, anybody can do it. It’s all in the mind. You have to want it. Truly, truly want it. Then, go after it. AND don’t let anything get in the way. No more excuses. As the Nike slogan says, JUST DO IT!

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