No, this is not a post about how much I love Nike. It’s more about how much I love inspirtational quotes…when they work. It’s January 2nd and Facebook and Twitter have been taken over by statuses about new year resolutions and how it’s going to be such a great year. I have to admit, I’m on the bandwagon yet again this year. Like I said in my last post, the desire to make a change comes in January and decides to take off not long after the initial excitement has been replaced with monotonous trips to the gym and the worst cravings for fast food around mid-March. But, this year will be different, right? If we “Just Do It” we can all live up to the endless statuses and tweets about making a change.
As a female, I have to look at all of this in terms of the infamous “bikini season.” Since Rockford doesn’t really have the ideal weather for spring break pool parties, us ladies have started our countdown at about 6 months to bikini season…unless of course, you’re heading out of town to pleasant weather and hot sun. Now our time to get ready for the new bikini we bought at the VS Semi-Annual Sale (great deals by the way) is cut in half. It’s still undecided on whether or not I’ll be in a hot, sunny place for spring break, but just in case, it’s time to just do it.
With my new Peak membership and spurts of motivation, I’m trying my hardest to get into shape. People say, “You don’t need to work out, you’re already skinny.” and things of that sort, but in reality, if I think I need to, then I’m going to. So for the past week, it’s off to the gym I’ve gone. Since in 2012, strong is the new skinny, I’ve been working hard to push myself. Funny how a few simple phrases can help you find motivation! As hard as it is to get off the couch and go, it really can be done. The whole idea, though, is to make it last. Why is it that year after year, we all have the same resolutions come January? Because last year’s didn’t stick around for long!
Deciding to get fit isn’t about starting to run to lose weight or going on a diet. It’s about learning to enjoy running, or whatever form of exercise you choose. It’s about being willing to keep track of what you’re putting in your body and being conscious of your health choices. I’m not saying I’m doing all of these things to the tee, but I’m working on it. Dieting means it’s only for a period of time. So come January of 2013, your diet will be long gone and you’ll be wondering why you still have the same resolution to get fit as last year. Even without a gym membership, you can get up and start moving. Running, one of my favorites, helps relieve stress and is the quickest way to start toning up. I saw a great quote on Pinterest that said, “No matter how slow you go, you are still lapping everyone sitting on the couch.” That doesn’t need explaining.
Instead of talking a big game, just do it. Now that I’ve put myself out there and made it seem like I know what I’m doing, I guess this will help me be held accountable for sticking with it.