After a far too long interruption of my diet and get healthier plan (caused a plethora of reasons and excuses), I made arrangements to get back with Sadist this past Monday. This was a workout I was both looking forward to, and dreading. I anticipated him going none too gently on me after such a long hiatus. Luckily for me, I was not wrong (do you hear the implied “Yippee?”). While we did not do the dreaded legs workout that I was anticipating, he did start me off on chest, shoulders, and biceps… Today I have T-rex arms.
Working on getting my diet back on track after the holidays, and getting my rear back into the gym will be the same challenge I faced on July when I first began all of this, but so long as I go in slow and steady, and not push myself to the point of burn out, maybe this time I will have learned a valuable lesson…
| Put all excuses aside and remember this: YOU are capable.
| — Zig Ziglar
Alright, I am starting. Again. (I really hate that word when it comes to the number of times I have started and stopped a diet in my 43 years!) I am not overly proud of that, but we do what we do, and I know I am not the only one who has followed this pattern. I have my first appointment (in a long time) with Sadist on Monday, and I am sure he will put me through the paces, that is why I call him Sadist, after all.
I am taking this week to readjust my diet. I am going to focus on more protein, by means of protein shakes, and less food right now. I know that after the holiday gluttony, this will be a challenge, but I need to kickstart this newest campaign.
If I look up at the Zig Ziglar quote at the top of the page, and believe it, I will know that I am capable of this. We all just need to have a little more faith in ourselves.
I’m sitting here at the end of the day on January 3 of the new year, wondering what to do. I mean, I know what I NEED to do, especially after being derailed by excuse, excuse, blah blah blah. The “what to do” part comes here, my blog. Do I get back to writing it? sharing the battles with my self control, emotions, daily life, and weight? or do I forgo the blog? Don’t get me wrong, I really love the writing, but I enjoy sharing more than just the diet “stuff.” It was the diet successes and setbacks that garnered the most responses.
|Honest towards ourselves and towards anyone else who is our friend; brave towards the enemy; magnanimous towards the defeated; polite always: this is how the four cardinal virtues want us to act.
|— Friedrich Nietzsche
So, as I wade back into the diet and weight loss pool, and get back to where I was when I last posted so long ago, I still have my reasons for wanting to be healthy. I still have my goals. I still have myself. I just really want to have the strength in myself to follow thru this time, and not push myself so hard that I burn out, and not listen to the nay-sayers.
|Dig within. Within is the wellspring of Good; and it is always ready to bubble up, if you just dig.
|— Marcus Aurelius
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