I read an article today that informed me if I could start exercising and make it through a month of participation, my habit would be set and I would maintain it easily.
And then I laughed and I laughed and I laughed.
I had a great friend in Hawai’i who encouraged me to go to the gym every day with her before work. Not only did she encourage me, she met me at the gym before I started work at 6am and then sat in our break room until her shift started at 9am. That’s a hell of a friend.
I went to the gym and I worked my butt off. I maintained a food journal, went to Weight Watchers, and had a nutritionist. After 10 months I lost 33 pounds and after feeling “not quite right” I went to the doctor and was told to hold the line. I had no more weight to lose and any more could start problems.
So I held the line for another 2 months while everyone told me I achieved the dream. I got to a goal weight and it would just be so easy to maintain. And then I just woke up and stopped going to the gym. I stopped Weight Watchers, I stopped journaling and I gave the nutritionist a heave-ho. For no good reason other than the fact that I don’t care if I am overweight. And I frankly don’t give a damn if you think I need to lose weight.
So when a fitness article tells you something will become a habit, ignore that advice. You must remind yourself every single day of what you want to do that day. Nothing is a habit that you cannot choose to stop any time you feel like it. And if you don’t want to go to the gym, don’t go. But please stop whining about how fat you are. Some of use are enjoying our cake and you are ruining our moment.
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