Saturday, 24 May 2014

Not giving up (or maybe a little stubborn)

The one thing I hate shopping for is pants. It actually freaks me out. The other day because T insisted I went looking for new pants and as usual the whole experience was not very pleasant. I still have work to do on my hips they need to be toned down for sure by the end of the day I was really very upset.  My entire journey back home I was thinking about where I was going wrong? Was I putting in less effort? Was I cheating on my food without realizing? then I started getting frustrated, I know I put in the effort why am I not seeing the results?? for a brief moment I even thought I should just give up and then I asked myself  ‘Do I really want to give up? Do I really believe I can never have toned legs?’ the answer was ‘ way will I ever give up, I am going to keep trying to get better every single day’
When I got home I went through my workout plan, I went through my food and workout journal just to confirm if I was going of track. The next day I spoke to my trainer and figured out some new exercises to try and I am back with a new hope :). Surprisingly it takes me very little time to start over with fresh hope.
There was a time when I really couldn’t run, as a kid I didn’t even participate in games that involved running. When I started weight loss I could barely run for a few seconds that’s when a friend told me I don’t need to struggle so much I could find other ways of losing weight but I still carried on because my dream was to be able to be comfortable with myself when I ran. Some days I hated it, sometimes I would find excuses not to go for my run, sometimes I could not finish my planned run but in all this one thing that stayed with me was my dream to be confident enough to go out for a run on my own. I can now proudly say I have reached that goal. I am still not a great runner but I definitely have crossed my initial goal of running that’s where being stubborn helped me.
My fitness/weight-loss journey has had it’s ups and downs. I have had days when I am not happy, days when the scale is not my friend or when I have made the wrong choices. At time I have failed miserably and I have made many mistakes in this journey but the one thing that kept me going is not giving up. I still have a lot of fitness goals that need to be reached. Just because I fail once, twice or even a hundred times doesn’t mean I am not going to be able to achieve my goal just means I have to get up and try again.

T says I am stubborn but somehow in my mind I am not willing to accept that I can’t reach my goals (however impossible they might seem to others).

Failing is not a good enough excuse to give up on my dreams

I hope all of you also don’t give up on your dreams too, maybe you have eaten more than you wanted to..maybe you have missed a lot of your workouts maybe you have put on weight...doesn’t mean you can’t reach you fitness goal it just means you have to get back up and be a little stubborn.

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  1. Whether it's fitness, weight-loss or life itself !

    It's made up of ups and downs to keep us on our toes.

    Take Care

    All the best Jan

  2. It is hard....if it were easy, everyone would do it...or at least that is what they say. I am finally in a place that I am seeing real differences in my size. It has taken a long time to get here. Giving up is NOT an option.


  3. Just ran into this... "I am thankful for my struggle because without it, I would not have run stumbled across my strength."

  4. I didn't know that u r still having issues with weight loss. I thought u mastered the art. Now I realised that weight loss is a continuous struggle. I m trying but I m not giving a hundred percent on struggle due to many issues like can't make my own food, my age factor etc... But I will try my best. All the best for you.

  5. I give up easily...thx for the reminder.:)

  6. So true Tanvee,, giving up is a permanent! Don't beat yourself up for things that could be genetic, like a large Hip bone, I know as I have one too, there's always a good 2 dress sizes difference from my waist and my hips, and that is even in my skinny days, just the way I was!