Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Personal Responsibility - No More Excuses!

Did you ever notice how many excuses there are?  If one is looking for an excuse, they are easy to find.  I was thinking about that the other day, while I was trying to do some work outside.  I've always been strong, you have to be when you do the stuff I do.  However, lately, it has been getting harder to do my chores and everyday stuff.  Part of it is probably because I am getting older - but mostly, because of my weight.   Not including my 2 pregnancies, this is the heaviest I have ever weighed.  Now, I've always been on the "meaty" side, even my doctor said:  "I don't think you're fat...just...'sturdy'"  Not sure if that was a compliment.   I always told myself that when my weight got in the way of doing the things I LOVE, then I would have to lose some. 

Al and I recently "bought out" an estate.  It was a lot of going up and down of stairs.  Thankfully we had Anna to help.  Anyway, I couldn't keep up with them.   Al was working circles around me.  I actually thought I was going to have a stroke or something.  I had to keep going to keep up with him and carry heavy furniture and stuff up the stairs, out the door, down the porch and up into our trailer....it was hard!  It was at the moment I knew, O.K. now I have to do something because I LOVE doing my job. 

Well, thinking it and doing it are two different things.  So, instead of getting started; I made excuses:  "well it is Winter and it is alot harder to get motivated", "my Mom was sick and I eat when I'm stressed,"  "this is the last cookie", "Easter, it's only once a year."  I have more, but I think you get the picture.  Excuses, excuses ...

Well, I've failed at weight loss before, many times.  I am even reluctant to write about it on here. 
The only thing I was thinking is that maybe if I blog about it, it might make me stick to it.  So, every once and awhile I will let you know how I am doing with it.  I will have to exercise - like cardio - not gardening and the stuff I'm use to and like doing.  

No more excuses - I will begin today - well....after breakfast....baby steps...
Blessings from Wisconsin.

2 comments:

dogsmom said...

You and I have another thing in common!
I actually started a blog to keep track of my weight and health progress. And have neglected that blog ever since. I have a ton of excuses!
I have a great list of motivating blogs to read to keep me on track (if I would read them while wallking a treadmill or something.) I also found a Wednesday weight loss check-in I'll be joining soon. Next week. Or maybe the week after.
No - I am not a motivator unless you consider you do NOT want to end up like me.

Bama Girl said...

Walking is a wonderful way to loose weight while enjoying the scenery. I walk everyday when the weather permits. Consider walking your baby step approach to a better quality of life.