The one benefit I do have with my lack of exercise is my eating. I have learned that if you are going to eat bad for a meal or a day, you best make it up in exercise. So at least I can say that I have been 100% committed to my Shape Magazine eating plan. It has made the scale continue to move down, slowly yes...but it is still on the down slide. I have not even had a bite of food during an off hour. Not one snack out of place. Not a grape or an olive that hasn't been counted for. It is my salvation at this time of "no time for me."
I try and get a good amount of rest, but it is my busy season with graduations and outdoor summer parties. I have been booked solid lately and it has left me well, you get the drill..."no me time." Today I woke up and put on my workout clothes. I am committed to getting my move on. It is true I have little time and today I have a gig as well, but I will make changes to accommodate my needs. I need to move! Yes I have been parking farther away at the grocery store, I have been happy with setting up my gig because that alone burns 200 calories. I go up and down stairs with gratitude, because I know it is some sort of exercise. Today it is changing, I will fit in that me time that I have been lacking.
Waking up and putting on my workout clothes is step one. Step two is having my breakfast, then putting on my sneakers and making my move. If I can prioritize everything I do in a day, then I can make sure that my exercise becomes a vital part of it. If it was a doctors appointment or a gig I would be there, this has to be held at the same standard. I am fighting for my life! Moving makes muscle - muscle will help strengthen my joints, it will take the place of fat and it will help me say goodbye to years of cellulite and it does my heart good.
So what I am I doing still sitting here at my computer? Is this where I belong? NOPE...I gotta move...