Sing a Song For Me...
Wednesday, December 03, 2014
I was that girl, always small, shapely and confident. While serving in the military I was the physical fitness coordinator for my unit. I was the terrorizer! I was the person who chided the "fat" people to run an extra mile, do an extra push-up and yelled at them to sing me a song as they struggled to breathe during exercises at 5:30 am everyday. Yep that was me.
Today, as I sit here I am 60 pounds overweight, I am embarrassed by my appearance. I often think about the people I led in my morning fitness program and wonder what they would say if they saw me today. While it is true I have expert, certified knowledge of how to loose weight, I have failed at motivating myself to loose weight by eating healthier and exercising consistently. It is certain that without change my weight will continue to increase and my health will decline further.
To be successful I must apply the same vigor, commitment and structure I required from my fitness participants. I am not exempt. There is no easy way out, there will be periods of pain and much sacrifice is required. I am that girl who successfully motivated others, now I must motivate myself to loose weight and Sing a Song for ME.