Time to Hit the Gym. Yes, Really

It’s almost the start of a new year and you know what that means. Everyone commits to being a better version of themselves from the previous year. It’s always a strong start and full of promise but somehow after a few weeks or even a mere matter of days, the excitement starts to fizzle out and we’re back at square one, into our old routine, with no new goals, and wondering where the time went.

This year, I’m approaching a milestone birthday (gasp!) and I had fully committed to losing weight; I even joined a bootcamp and went everyday however it was shut down and I only got to participate for a month. I was bummed because I really liked having that group activity and the motivation it provided. Unfortunately after it got shut down, I didn’t go back to the gym either even though I pay $10 monthly in fees. Such a waste. You want to know what else is sad? I’m a running coach and I’m still not in shape! OK, I think this train wreck needs to end now.

I get it though. We’re not perfect. Life gets in the way and it’s convenient to make excuses.  I hate the fact that I don’t look like the girl from college (size 4, trim, and petite) and can’t fit into my cute boutique outfits instead I’m out shopping for “fat clothes” or trying to find ways to cover up my curves. I would love to not have that problem or worry about something not fitting me. I would love to eat in moderation and stop counting calories.  However, the control is in my hands. I have the power to change it if I truly want to. Question is: do I want to or will I keep complaining?

Today’s #reverb10 prompt asks us when we felt the most integrated. I’m thankful for this year and the opportunity that it allowed me to get into touch with myself spiritually however I didn’t make that connection physically so I’m also holding myself publicly accountable like Matt Cheuvront and I’m not making a resolution because resolutions tend to stand for broken promises so I’m making a commitment. Here’s to taking a solid stance in 2011 vs making a laundry list of items you might or might not get to. It’s time for me to take back my life because I’ve been told that life gets better after 30 (yes, I just revealed my age) so here’s hoping that it does so let’s make it happen!

What do you do that keeps you motivated?  Have you made a resolution and kept it? Give me tips and pointers on how I can make this happen! :D

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  • Jerryreed

    Sukhraj,

    We can do it. I have done it and I know how easy it is to let the pounds creep back up. Let’s make the commitment you write about and do it. We have done it before and we can do it again. My thought for you is just think about how you will go from beautiful to more beautiful. That is not vanity it is only what you were meant to be.

    • http://www.sukhrajbeasla.com Sukhraj Beasla

      Jerry, thanks for reading! I used to have some amazing discipline in college. I really wish I could get it back. I appreciate your thoughts. :)

  • http://wordsdonewrite.blogspot.com Words Done Write

    Good luck, Sukhraj! No tips or pointers from this end, but just find what you’re own personal motivation is and try to stick with it. Go get ‘em!

    • http://www.sukhrajbeasla.com Sukhraj Beasla

      Thanks Amber! Here’s to a better me in 2011!

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  • http://twitter.com/jeffreyfriend jeffreyfriend

    It’s so true that we can choose to have new year’s resolutions at ANY time during the year! It’s really smart to get started 3 weeks before the new year so that it will become a habit by the time the new year hits!

    • http://www.sukhrajbeasla.com Sukhraj Beasla

      I’m hoping that by the time I hit 31 (yikes!) I’ll be where I want to be. Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment! :)

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