source – obviously, I need this.
A few weeks before Christmas, I decided that I am going to take more control of how I eat and how I exercise. Up to that point, my exercise routine was zilch and I was eating whatever, whenever. I’ve always had a pretty high metabolism so that was in my favor, but I’m going to be 29 this year and I’m starting to feel like I need to pay more attention to what I put in my body. I have a very sedentary job and I just kept feeling worse and worse. Of course, because I am an expert procrastinator I kept making excuses for why I couldn’t fit exercise into my day: “my work hours are bad”, “I don’t get home until late then I have to eat and shower”, “I’m just too tired after work”.
I realized that in order to thwart my inherent laziness, I needed to make a really big change. Which means…I have to peel myself out of bed in the morning and get a workout in before work. Hardly groundbreaking because millions of people already do this on a daily basis as part of their own routine. However, for me, the thought of getting up an hour and a half earlier than normal for me sounded like maximum suckage.
So, I found an exercise platform I liked called Tone It Up (it’s EVERYWHERE on the internet) and decided to start.
One day, a second day…one week. WHAT. I made it a week! And I didn’t die from lack of sleep. I actually felt pretty awesome! Aside from a two-week stint where my husband got sick and then I got sick, I have been keeping up with it and I am really really happy with how I feel. Tone It Up is set up so that the weekly schedule rolls out every Sunday, and then you’re on autopilot the rest of the week because you just do the assigned routine. No thinking about it, no boredom from repetitive routines, just exercise that’s actually fun.
I have some big trips coming up this year, and I really want to be in top shape for them. I have the time and this time I’m going to push myself the hardest to stay dedicated! (Hold me accountable! I need it.) I know this is something I need to keep building on, so I’m going to chip away at it, little by little for those results.
“If ten coins are not enough to make a man rich, what if you add one coin? What if you add another? Finally, you will have to say that no one can be rich unless one coin can make him so.”
-Desiderius Erasmus Praise of Folly