If you're sick & tired of being sick & tired, it's time for a change.
One of the things I've noticed about eating healthy foods & exercising regularly is that it's pretty rare these days that I get sick. I do get the occasional sinus/upper respiratory infection because of allergies, but thankfully, I don't get many colds or other creeping crud that may be going around my office. My immune system is stronger. I am stronger. I am healthier. That's a good thing!!
Your hard work is worth it. There are so many benefits of living a healthy lifestyle. I saw this on FaceBook yesterday & it was a huge eye-opener.
Yikes!!! I get why the battle of the bulge can be won or lost in the kitchen (or the fast food place around the corner). Wow!
Every little bit helps, so even if you only have 10 minutes to exercise today, do it!
Unless you're sick don't go a week with exercise because:
I have a lot of determined people in my family. Some people would call it "stubborn," which is probably true, but determined sounds so much better, doesn't it?
My grandfather could fix pretty much anything -- he was the family tinkerer (is that a word?). If he was having trouble fixing whatever it was (he loved to fix broken clocks), he would keep at it (determined/stubborn) until the job was done.
I am glad that I inherited some determination (stubbornness) from my grandfather & other members of my family. It makes it so much easier to pursue my dreams even when things are going slowly (or not really going at all).
You just have to keep plugging along one day at a time. Keep making those healthy choices, keep exercising, keep training.
What is your dream? To play with your kids? To sit comfortably in an airplane seat? To run a 1/2 marathon or marathon? Maybe you just want to look better or feel better.
It really doesn't matter what your dream is, as long as you do something every day that will help get you in that direction. It's going to take as long as it takes. So many times in the past, I would have given up long before now because it's taking so long. It took years to put this weight on & it's going to take as long as it takes to get it off. That's just the way it is.