This weeks weight loss podcast is about Taking Action and Overcoming Fear. The fear of the unknown is probably one of the biggest blocks that could you could ever create in your life that holds you back from your success. Did Thomas Edison know what the light bulb was going to look like when it was finished? No, he knew what he wanted, to turn electricity into light, but not what the light bulb would look like. What do you want? Do you know what it looks like? You probably do, so you’re way ahead of Mr Edison. Take the fear you have about the unknown and turn it into your advantage. Take one single step towards that which you do not know. Stay present, and look directly beneath your feet to where you are now, then take one step forward. The journey of a hundred miles begins with a single step.
I have recently set out on a venture towards personal health and well being.
My weight has consistently been an issue for me, as I have always been “a bigger girl”. But, I have never felt as unhealthy as I do right now. It is time for some serious action!!!
A few weeks ago I began looking more closely at the foods I was consuming. I have cut out additional fats and oils, but have replaced them with important “essential fats, more specifically, UDO’S Oil. I have also increased the amount of fruits, vegetables, and whole foods. White rice has been replaced with brown and my pasta is now whole wheat. The nutritional aspect of my new lifestyle is a work in progress.
To go along with my new food choices I plunged into a DVD exercise program that could be completed in the comfort of my own home. I enjoyed the routines because they were fairly easy, quick, and I could do them in my living room, at any time of the day. I felt that I was getting a good workout, it was kicking up my heart rate and making me sweat!!! It’s true…..girls do, in fact, sweat.
Although I loved the program, I knew that I would grow tired of it. There was definatly not enough variation to keep me interested and I believed that I would quickly plateau or just quit all together. ( I know myself WAAAY too well)
I quickly wanted to get into an actual fitness center, with a trainer if possible. I had a few reasons for this:
1. The gym will provide more variety than have here at home, no question. I feel that the areas I wish to work on would be better suited for the gym.
2. Being in the gym would allow me to be surrounded by people that posess the “fitness attitude”. I like to see strength and dedication first hand, it motivates me.
3. Working out at home makes it easier to miss a workout or two…or three. No one but me will know if I skip out and I actually want to be held accountable by someone other than myself!!!
4. I lack motivation and need to be pushed. It won’t be like that forever, but for now I need someone to drive me into the ground.
So why didn’t I just start at the gym, you ask?
Hmmmmmm good question…..