Easy or Hard? You tell me!
Sunday, September 07, 2014
Is losing weight easy? Or is it one of the hardest things we have ever done?
Is maintaining weight easy? Or does it take as much hard work as losing?
Is exercising hard? Challenging? Exhausting?
I suppose we all have different answers to these questions. I know that I found losing weight to
be very hard. As I get older, I think it becomes even harder. Our bodies just don't want to give up the weight and the fat that we have become so comfortable with.
After having 2 babies and having some extra adipose tissue around my hips and stomach, I know that I will always have a bit of a bulge there.
But we all most learn to love our perfect imperfections. And after watching how the ads redo the models as far as airbrushing and making them all even more perfect, we know that is not even achievable anyway.
So if it is so hard, why do we try anyway? Is it all for naught?
We all know the answer to that question- no, it is NOT all for naught.
We will never have a super models body( well I won't, I can't speak for everyone).
But we can have the best body that we were given and we can make sure that we are treating it the best that we can. After losing 45 pounds, my knees, back, legs and whole body just feel better.
I walk 5 to 7 or miles per day. I go out of my way to get in as many steps as I can and I very rarely am sitting down for more than a few minutes at a time. Why, well because I have more energy and I love moving around.
If you are frustrated and feel like it just isn't worth it anymore, go pick up a bag of something that weighs 10 lbs, then one that weighs 25 lbs and then one that weighs 50 lbs and try carrying that around for an hour, it is hard, and then think about the weight that you have lost and the weight that you are still trying to lose and then think about why we are here and why we are fighting this fight... because we don't want to carry that extra weight around.
It is weighing us down and keeping us unhealthy.
Don't give up, don't think it is too hard. It won't be easy, it is still tough maintaining weight because I know I can still only have a certain amount of calories each day so that I don't regain that weight, but for me, it is worth it. It is worth the effort I put into exercising and running and walking and doing whatever I have to do to stay active and burn calories each day so that I feel my best as I wake up each morning.
If you can walk, then don't waste that gift, there are many people that cannot, and they would give so much to be able to stand up and walk and run and move but due to disease or some other cause, they cannot. But if you can, get up today and take back your life and make it the best one that you can.
You are in charge, you have the power and you have to decide.
One day at a time, one choice at a time.
We can do this and doing this with the help of SP is the best that I have ever experienced for support! Get out there today and JUST DO IT!