Thursday, September 8, 2011

On Self-Control

I've sat down to write this post so many times, but then I get distracted, or busy.

A few years ago, I finally got myself off the couch and started exercising regularly.  I also started eating less, especially less sugar (which was a big deal for me since I've got such a sweet tooth).  It's a little harder to be active during the wintertime in the Midwest, but thankfully, I really didn't gain anything over the last couple winters.

I started out this summer pretty well.  I was eating less, and was much more active.  My sister and I ran three 5k's from late April to early June.  My two sisters, one of my brothers and I had tickets to go to California at the end of July, and my pants were beginning to get a little big (big yay!).  I even have a stack of clothes I bought that were a bit too small, but I was anticipating fitting into them soon.

And then, I stopped exercising regularly and started eating more.  We've been doing a lot more with friends in the evenings and going out for frozen yougurt or meals.  In addition, school has started, filling up more of my time.

Part of the reason I haven't been exercising is due to lack of time.  But the larger part is due to my not disciplining myself to go for a run, or do a Jillian Michaels DVD, or go for a walk at least.  I've never liked exercise, so when I get out of the habit of exercising it becomes easier and easier for me to continue simply sitting around.  This happens quite often and when I do start exercising again, it's with the intention that it'll be permanent and I'll lose more weight than ever.

So, here's to trying again.  I'm hoping that blogging about it will help me stick to it this time.  I've been exercising this week and eating less sugar - hopefully I won't stop this time!


Mrs. T said...

Good for you for trying again!! It can be so so difficult to change our habbits and routines... but once we create good ones, they are hard to break! :)

The Bookness said...

Stick to it and you'll get there. =) Im following now, and maybe you'll visit me some day.

Dilan Dilir said...

looooooooove watermelon :D

Lindsey said...

Good for you for trying again!