Since we got back from Italy I’ve been thinking about who I want to be. And I’ve got it: I want to be a fit, healthy person with a healthy weight.
Unfortunately this won’t happen over a good night sleep, I’ll have to work to become that person. It means I have to eat healthy as much as possible and I have to exercise, exercise and exercise. I’ve decided that I won’t start another diet again but follow the path I’ve chosen a few weeks ago: just eat healthy.
Till October I will go running outside three times a week and go to the gym two times a week. In October when it’s getting dark early I will change my schedule to less outside running and more gym visits. One day a week I’ll do my housekeeping and one day a week is a rest day.
I’m a person who wants to do as much things as possible and (have to be honest) don’t always finish what I’ve started. For example I started a study English for the more advanced last year which I could do at home. I have to be honest and say that I haven’t done much work on it in the last year.
I’ve made my choice that I want to work on my body, in the long term I’ve got more benefits by that than a degree in English. I know that when I come home from the gym, take a shower it’s about 9 pm and I won’t have much energy left to study.
Further I expect that it will get busy at work when I come back after my holiday. I work for 2 managers right now but it’s possible that I will work for 3 managers starting October. So things might get busy and it will take discipline to go to the gym after a busy day at the office.
I’ve read two blogs yesterday and today of which I keep thinking about.
The first is from Shelly of A forty somethings weight loss journey She wrote in one of her posts:
“This morning when I woke up, I really did not want to go workout. But I have never missed one (except for surgery) and I don’t want to get into that habit – it’s a bad one that the old Shelley knew well. So I went.”
The present Fran is still the old Shelley: I can talk myself easily into not going to the gym, I always have an excuses when I don’t feel like going. This has to change!
The second is from Conny from Fat2fitmommy
“ When I started this blog…I named it Fat Mommy to Hot Mommy and I was focused on losing weight. This has been my focus for years…..and years. And I have lost weight but it is never permanent because it isn’t a lifestyle change. It is always temporary because I’m not focusing on the right things. I realized that I don’t want to be a HOT Mommy…I want to be a FIT Mommy!”
Although I’m not a mommy and not going to be one, I can find myself in her post.
So my plan is:
I want to be fit and healthy!
Exercise 5 times a week (R. reads this blog too so R. you can kick my ass if I say I don’t feel like going because I’m too tired or some other excuse).
I’ll study when I have the time and energy, there’s no hurry.