So, what if I told you, I just decided to RUN with my excuses, instead of letting my excuses run me?
It’s true. I’m tired of it. I’m tired of thinking about it. I’m tired of blogging about it. I’m tired of being fat. I’m tired of wanting to be something that I’m not. I’m just so tired of it all. I’m tired of no progress. I’m tired of backward progress. I’m tired of all of it.
I want to be healthy for once in my damn life. I want to not do weigh ins. I want to not need to do weigh ins. I want to not need to track my food.
I remember writing back a comment to her and I was surprised as what I had written.
Yes, Mary, it’s hard. But you know what, it’s not about ending when you’re at X weight. It’s an overall lifestyle that you have to adopt. It’s about listening to your body, trusting your body and moving. It’s not about slaving away for a calorie count or exercise goal. It’s YOUR LIFE.
Was I really in a space now where weight loss no longer battled on in my mind?
Was it a conscious shift in lifestyle regimes whereby I am learning to finally listen to my body, watch the scale go down, and sort my emotions out?
I have to admit that Fight to the Finish may just have been the one thing that I needed to get my arse in gear. To finally get going on what I have so desperately wanted—the weight gone for me, by me, with nothing else but me.
However, even when I write this I know that I still struggle. We aren’t PERFECT, and that is something that I have come to accept. So I decided to follow the greatness of Miz and get my excuses out of my head for my running. (My race is in 3 weeks, holy terds). That’s right I busted out this shirt–My Excuses for NOT Exercising Shirt
Not only did I bust out the shirt, but I RAN with my shirt.
That’s right, through down-town traffic at 8:30am rush-hour with those worlds sweating, running, panting with me as I plodded along for 45 minutes.
You see, whenever we think it’s going to be too hard…it will.
When we think that it’s exhausting us..it will.
When we think that we have all the excuses…we do.
I am NOT saying that losing weight is EASY.
I am NOT saying that running is EASY.
I am NOT saying that changing old engrained thinking patterns is EASY.
However, wearing that shirt with my excuses was EASY. For some reason I was almost proud to vocalise, take the fear out of them, and let the exhaustion of trying to constantly combat them release from me.
What excuses are you holding onto?
Can you just get them out of your head, write them down, confront them and run with it?
Harnessing My Intuitive Self
(if you go running in your ‘excuses’ shirt..send me a photo..would ya!)