Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Fitness is hard.

No seriously, it is so not fun. The only reason people like is, is because you feel better after. The actually working out? Blows. Deny it all you want. It’s true.

Why does this matter? Because when you’re part of an office contest to see which group can be the most successful in reaching your goals . . . . you end up eating peanut butter M&Ms at your desk because you gained weight when you’ve been uber healthy and decide who cares.

Yup. That happened today.

I actually really enjoy eating healthy. I like the taste of most vegetables. However, I love sugar. . . . like really love it. People who don’t scare me. Or at least I think they’re weird.

However, I think women fall into the category of shame eating more than anyone else. You know what the worst part is? I know that muscle weighs more than fat. So if I’m toning muscle, why does it matter? My pants are a little looser. Because part of the challenge . . . is percentage of weight lost.

I’ve never been one to step on the scale every day. I’m a clothing size fitness girl. If my clothes get loose, I’m happy. If they get tight, I’m not doing something right.

So what is the point of all this? I’m leaning on you, because this  . . . . well, it sucks. I know that everyone reading as had problems staying fit, losing weight, or just trying to be healthy. We all fall of the horse, and I would love to hear how you handle it. How do you keep going? Or, if you don’t, will you? Or how to do you cope with the feeling of “failing”? Because, let’s be honest, shame eating peanut butter M&Ms isn’t helping me!


  1. My annual exercise routine goes like this:
    Get really motivated in January.
    Take on some new fitness challenge that has an expiration date (P90x, Race, etc).
    Get in really good shape (but don't realize until looking back 6 months later).
    Rock the bikini at the end of spring/early summer with some confidence, but not a lot.
    Stop losing inches/pounds.
    Lose motivation.
    Hate how I look.
    Decided I don't care how I look, I should love my body as much as I love the sweets, cheese, fries, beer, etc, and no one should deprive themselves of things they love.
    Go into winter hibernation, eat like shit, workout 1-2 days a week.

  2. Amanda just totally described my train of thought, always... I had my wedding two years ago for motivation and that is long gone, and now the pants are super tight, I'm sick of myself and just want to do something about it, only I'm too lazy to do something about it.

    Motivation is key... and it's hard to come by.

  3. Everyone does not hate exercising. Personally I used to hate exercise. But then I got diabetics and then I realize that it is high time to do something about my health. So I hire personal trainer because I was too shy to go to the gym. But it turned out to be best decision I ever made. My trainer got me motivated and she uses different things to get my interest in the exercise. Now I feel fit and healthy.