It’s funny how easy it is to put the weight on. Slowly over time you find your shirts fitting more snugly and your pants getting tight. Before you know it you’re buying clothes a size (or two) bigger and don’t know how you gained the weight! It takes conscious choices and dedicated effort to lose the weight. As much as I want it to fall off after one workout, I remind myself I didn’t gain it overnight so I won’t lose it overnight either… For this week’s Fit Friday I found a video on YouTube that reminded me that as much as I despise exercising, it’s not about what you lose, it’s about what you gain.
Losing the weight for me means feeling like I’m myself again. The extra weight makes me feel like I’m in a sci-fi series, and I’m wearing someone else’s body. I’m on a weekend trip to San Diego with my family and instead of finding clever ways to cover myself up or just stay out of pictures because I’m heavier than I’d like to be, I’m going to say screw it and take the pictures anyway! My family knows what I look like and taking the pictures instead of being in them is just depriving myself of being included in photos that bring back fond memories. I love the results that she got in just three months, there’s nothing keeping me from doing that but myself. As much as I’d like to feel amazing in my bikini this weekend, I’m going to focus on the memories, the good times, and be in the moment. I’m going to keep the results of this video in mind and get more active so that by the time my birthday rolls around at the end of the year, I’ll be excited to be in pictures instead of jump at the chance to take them!
What would you gain by losing the weight? Are you dedicated to your fitness regimen? What’s your favorite summer activity to get/stay in shape? What’s your fitness mantra? Feel free to share all things weight loss and fitness in the comments! Happy Friday everyone!