Hey friends, I had been on a vacation for the past two weeks and thus MIA. I am happy to be back home to everything especially DH and my workouts.
During the period of my vacation, I had a workout buddy [a beginner though] who pressed me for a sweaty session for every single day I was in her house. It was truly not convenient because I wanted to just rest, eat and sight-see, I became an instructor instead and sweated on a daily basis. I am eventually grateful for the "push" because my weight was much lower to my surprise and excitement.
Well, back to business.
I was out to church for a retreat today and on my way back, I bought a slice of watermelon [deciding to eat my water]. As I moved up I saw a cart with carrots and I was thinking I should have bought those instead, but right in my head, I thought "who said losing weight is easy" and the best gift you can give yourself as you lose weight is to tell yourself that 'it is not easy' [just worth it in the long run]. Lemme let you into my thoughts:
1. Watermelon is actually sweeter/easier to take than Cucumber
2. Apples are sweeter on the palates than carrots
3. Some butter/margarine is easier on the tongue than avocado dip
4. White [polished] rice is easier than some chaffed brown rice
5. White bread is far easier than some sugarless wheat bread.
6. Sitting is easier on the body than burpees
7. Eating much food is easier than controlled portions
The list is just endless, you can think of more. It is a reality and we need to face the reality and at the end of it make a choice.
A great CHOICE
I was in a cab this afternoon and a lady flagged the cab, a show of relief was on my face when the driver ignored her, [she is fat]. Is that what is likely to happen to me too whenever I flag down a cab and I am ignored? lol
You see what I meant that it's about choice, one of the consequences of going the easy way is to be ignored continuously by cab drivers. That is more emotionally disturbing than could be imagined.
Going the NOT EASY road might be initially difficult but your body [including your tongue] adjusts and sooner the not-too-good-foods [different from the not-so-easy-on-the-tongue-foods] gives you bug whenever you take them. For example, whenever I eat more than desired calories, I have a constipation which makes me really uneasy and may lead to some toilet issues the second day [sorry TMI]. So? What do I gain from a runny tummy? Nothing...
I still maintained that you can list all the uneasy things you do to lose weight, come to terms with them without compromise, deal with them and move towards a healthy life.
At the beginning of my journey in weight loss, I just wanted to be healthy first and if I lose weight within it, it's a bonus for me.
Tell us more, what did you have to give up while travelling towards great health?