You’ve been slacking a lot lately – both in terms of healthy eating (yes, there’s a lot of ice cream pictures that didn’t make it to this blog) and exercising.
I guess when you reach a certain point in your journey (for you it was loosing 20lb) you start thinking that this is it – you’re happy with what you have accomplished, you can cut yourself a little slack.
You start saying “yes” to more and more of those ice cream outings with your family.
You start saying “10 more minutes” in the mornings more often and snoozing your alarm set to go to the gym, and never going after all.
You start saying more often “Oh, I’m so tired, I can skip my workout today”.
You start snacking when you don’t really have to.
You reach for that extra helping at dinner thinking “I worked out today, I deserved it”.
You choose elevator over stairs.
You think teaching indoor cycling one-two times a week is going to be enough to keep you in good shape.
You think that goal set on your FitBit is going to reach itself if you just walk up and down the stairs a couple extra times during work day and say to yourself “Tomorrow for sure” when you don’t hit that goal; and then tomorrow it doesn’t happen either.
You think that as long as this blog looks like that of a fit person you can slack and no one will know (that is horrible hypocrisy by the way).
You forget that all that is EXACTLY what led you to the tipping point when you decided to change everything.
You need to get your shit back together, Lena.
And you’re going to start by going back to basics: 30 days of working out every day – just as you did when you first started this journey.
No excuses and no slacking.
Just doing it – one day at a time.
No, it’s not the first of the month, but we’re not going to hear that “I will start on Monday/the first of next month/new moon” crap again, are we?
We’re going to start today, Lena.
You will then come back here weekly on Wednesdays and report to all the people reading this blog what you did on every one of the past seven days.
I will check back with you in 30 days to see how you did. Remember, that I will also see you every one of those 30 days.
To remind you where you’re going and how it all started.
To kick your butt and give you the tough love you need to wake up and keep going.
There will be no consoling hugs and patting on the back.
Just kicks and cracking the whip.
Because this is what you need right now.
Let’s see what you’re really made of in the next 30 days.
I choose today to be your Hump Day.