January 09, 2012


So, I kinda slacked the weigh in.  I was supposed to do it on the 6th.  That would have been 30 days.  But now at 33 days, here we go..... Cue the drum roll please.......

Wait for it.....

Wait for it.......

243.6  pounds. 

That means I'm .6 pounds away from having lost 10 pounds!!!!


It feels good to know that I've accomplished something.  Also good to know that working out and eating good is paying off. 

As simple as it is, I've realized there is no easy solution.  No magic diet.  No magic pill.  No magic drink or food.  The long and short of it is, that it takes work.  It's hard to comprehend sometimes.  Like there should be a more complicated answer.  But there isn't.  It's just work. 

On TV, you are bombarded with adds for magic pills, shakes, diets, and whatnot.  They make it seem like, "All you have to do is take this pill 3 times a day, or eat nothing but cabbage, or drink these shakes twice a day, or no carbs, or eat nothing but fish," and the list goes on and on.  I'm sure those things might work in the short term; but, only in the short term.  Shortly after you stop , you start gaining the weight back.

The Gods honest truth, (at least as it seems to me), is you have to be willing to change everything.  What you eat.  How you exercise.  How you plan your day.  Your outlook on life. And probably most importantly.  Don't be too proud to ask for help.  From anyone.

Don't be afraid to get a trainer.  I know they seem intimidating.  But they really aren't.  They know more then you can ever know by reading a book, and all they want to do is help you.  Plus, they aren't going to judge you.  They know what it's like to start out.  Everyone has to start somewhere, it's just taking those first couple of steps that seem to be the hardest. 

Looking back, it seemed like such an arduous task, to get up and go to the gym, or make something healthy to eat.  But now, it's just what we do.  Just a part of life.

It's kinda like tattoos. I know what your thinking, but hear me out. Getting tattooed can be painful, depending on the spot.  But we sit in the chair and put up with it for hours, just for the final product.  There isn't any other way to get tattooed, you can't take a pill, or draw it with marker, or use the stick on kind.  You have to use a needle if you want good lasting results.  It takes a lot patience and pain tolerance.  In the end, you have a beautiful piece of artwork to take with you for the rest of your life.  Being healthy and fit is the same thing. You have to go to the gym; and, not only go, but make it worth your while.  Make sure you eat right, and stick with it, and in the end (maybe a year or so) you will be healthy and fit.

So I will leave everyone with this thought today. 

"A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step."   Lao-tzu,  Chinese philosopher (604 BC - 531 BC)

1 comment:

Jessica said...

What a great post Christina! You're totally right - it's a lifestyle overhaul, not a diet-and-exercise-routine. You have to change the way you listen to your body, the way you shop, all of it. I'm so happy for you for all you've already accomplished!!! Brava mama!