Summertime All the Time Fine: Month 1

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They say it takes 28 days to form a habit and as month 1 of Operation Summertime All the Time Fine has come to a close I can say I’ve made a habit of taking my butt to the gym. Now that month two is underway here are a few things I’ve learned:

1) Getting there is 80% of the battle:  Throughout the day I used to find myself making excuses for why I was going to skip the gym afterwork. “I’m sleepy”, “I’m hungry”, “I’ve had a long day” blah blah blah.  I spent more time during the day convincing myself it was okay to be a quitter than it actually takes to work out. After skipping out on the gym twice I realized this fat ain’t gonna get rid of itself. So if I want the status quo I can make excuses not to go until my face turns blue or I can stop overthinking it and just go. Now that I accept that it’s something I NEED to do and treat it like going to work or brushing my teeth it’s so much easier.

2) Ain’t nothing to it but to do it:  Once I’m there it makes so sense to bullshit or beat around the bush.  Get it in!!  Time is being taken away from my babygirl I might as well work hard and make our time apart count for something.

3) No Pain No Gain: Call me a masochist but I love the pain (burn) I feel after a workout.  Lately I’ve felt pain in places I didn’t know existed, that just means that I’m working hard and awakening muscles that have been sleep for a long time.  How cool is that!

4) Patience:  I’m an instant gratification type of gal and the fact that I haven’t lost a ton of weight is killing me.   But I’m coming to terms with knowing that the only way I’m gonna go to bed one size and wake up 4 sizes smaller is if I spend thousands of dollars on lipo. And since ain’t nobody got money for that I’m learning to be patient and appreciate the little muscles I see popping up in my arms and the extra room that’s mysteriously appeared in my pants.

5) I’m not where I want to be but I’m no longer where I was:  The harder I work towards being fit the more I want it therefore there’s no stopping me now.

6) To love my post baby self: Even though I’m not at my ideal weight or level of fitness there’s a pretty awesome reason behind it and that’s my babygirl!

Now don’t get my wrong I’m a work in progress I still roll my eyes really hard at the assassin and try to procrastinate my breaks in between sets but I’m getting there.  How do I know because lately at the end of workouts I get compliments from the assassin and that my friends is a big freaking deal.

Now that the weather is warming up it’s about that time to start jogging outside again which from what I’m told will cause the major loseage (yes I just made up a word!). So I’m looking forward to the new results month 2 has in store for me.

No worries…I got this!

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2 thoughts on “Summertime All the Time Fine: Month 1

  1. MimiFBaby (please say the baby) says:

    You took the words right out of my mouth. The mental change has been tremendous. I love the extra energy I have and the pep in my step. I have noticed the small miracles (I did 1 whole push-up!!!!). Keep up the good work! I look forward to more milestones as this journey continues.

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