Monday, May 16, 2011

Throwing down the Gauntlet

I havn't been exercising enough.

That's the simple truth. With less than three months until my wedding, fitness seems to somehow have taken a back seat to everything else in my life.

This is no good.

I'm not gaining weight, yet, but I'm not loosing any either. I'm in a kind of stasis, where the exercise I am getting: Walking the dog, getting to the dojo twice a week, is enough to keep me where I am. I signed up for a 5k again in the fall to try to kick my butt into running, but for some reason the deadline isn't enough.

I'm getting married in less than three months. I'm scared that my dress, which is already ordered, won't fit. I'm worried about the jiggly bits under my arms, and the extra size on my back. My dress is strapless, did I mention that?

I'm making a commitment right now, right here, to get at least half an hour of exercise a day.

Exercise that raises my heart rate and makes me sweat. Walking the dog cannot count in this. I need to sweat for this to count. I need muscles to burn.

I think if I can do this, I'll be in good shape.

I'm throwing down the gauntlet with myself today. Drawing that metaphorical line in the sand, and restarting this blog to keep myself accountable.

Even if no ones reading anymore, I know that if I make myself post every day, I will make myself work out every day. Because no one wants to post that they skipped a workout.


{cher} said...

reason why most people fail with weight loss and "getting fit" is because they give up. you're not doing that! every morning is a new day to recommit, and restart our progress. just think of how wonderful you want to look in those wedding photos!! (which you probably already do!)

just keep your head up and push yourself when you can. life gets hectic, and don't sell yourself short, because even MAINTAINING weightloss is a huge accomplishment!

Yum Yucky said...

3 months is enough time to get it rockin'! go Go GO! Just work hard and don't sabotage with too much foodie indulgence. You can do it! :)

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