I love music and I heard a new song a few weeks ago by Alex Da Kid titled "It's not easy breaking your heart."
So why title my blog after this song?
As a few people know here on Spark People, I feel like music speaks to me and sometimes messages pop out at me when I most need them.
This journey is NOT easy. Losing weight is not easy, keeping it off is not easy, eating healthy and eating the correct portions is not easy.
And when we don't see the results we want, it breaks our heart.
If we gain back the weight it breaks our heart!
I am finding it harder this winter to continue to keep my exercising up. It is harder to go to the basement and get on the treadmill for an hour or the elliptical for 1/2 hour.
I much prefer to be outside and to walk but I am not a hearty Minnesotan that can walk outside when the temps are close to zero or below with wind chills that are even colder.
I feel like my body is changing even though my weight remains the same. I feel like I am losing a bit of muscle.
So what am I going to do about it? Say oh well, I will wait for the Spring so I can walk outside again? Gain some of the weight back that I have kept off for 3 1/2 years.
Heck no! I don't want to go back that way. I love the clothes that I fit in right now and I refuse to let it go. It was too hard to get here and I need to stay here.
I will tell myself to get my shoes on and to get to the basement gym.
I will be more careful about the number of calories I consume. Maybe I need to eat less in the winter.
Every day is a new challenge. Are we going to accept that challenge? Are we going to keep our self on task? Are we going to cut our self slack because it is cold out? I can't because I don't want to break my own heart.
This is the longest that I have been successful at keeping weight off and adopting a healthy lifestyle and I know what I have to do to build up the muscle again and to push myself.
No matter how long we have maintained our weight, we must continue to be vigilant and never take for granted that what we do for 1 year will be enough for the next year.
Our bodies are ever changing!
I am so glad I have all of you to keep me motivated and inspired!
Let's do this sparkers! Let's get out there and make today a day that will keep us on task and motivated to be the best that we can be.
Just remember, it's not easy, but it is always worthwhile!