Ok, for all my fitness resolution folks. How did you do your first month of 2019? Did you stay focused? Did you stick to your schedule? It’s ok if you didn’t, but let’s get it together and knock it out of the park in February.
My first month started strong. I did 4:30 a.m. workouts with hubby and they were painful. Painful to my eyes. Like, my eyes felt like they were lifting weights.
There was dedication and determination. That was all in week one.
We had a few bad weather days, so the kids didn’t have school, or they were on a delay. I used this as an excuse of not having a reason to be up early. So, instead of waking up to workout and just extending my morning nap, I promised to workout in the afternoon. Well, that didn’t happen either.
My husband’s schedule changed a bit, and so he agreed to exercise with me in the afternoon. We started, and it went well. That was until one of his classes went late. Instead of doing what I needed to do for me, I allowed yet another reason to stop me.
So, this caused a mirror chat.
“Sybil, who are you doing this for? Yourself or others?” It made me think. Why? Because my husband said something to me a few days prior. “Babe, you can’t be on Skinny, Fit and Fabulous talking about fitness and exercising when you’re not doing it yourself. Are you serious or just talking game?” It was a punch to the gut for real.
I’m taking this fitness journey for me; for me to take care of my body and health. I’m making this fitness journey for others. To show other skinny women that we must also take care of our bodies and health. And to also show that it’s a journey. Meaning, that changes don’t happen overnight. That to reach our goals we must remain consistent and make sacrifices. And that we all drop off, make excuses and want to quit.
As the lady behind this site, I want to show you the reality of making a difference when it comes to life. The fails and the successes. I can sit here and tell you that I hit the gym five days a week. That’s a lie. I don’t. I can tell you to make a complete change and get er done. Instead, I prefer to let you know that I understand the struggle of remaining consistent. But I will also say that we gotta STOP making excuses. Yes, myself included.
So, as we approach February, take a moment to write down your fitness goals. Small steps. Remain focused and determined.