for a long time, probably even years, i have talked about getting the body i've always wanted. i have pictured, even dreamed about it, but have never been able to achieve it. i love to sit around and think of all the things i can do to get in shape and make lists and plans, but for some reason i always sabotage myself. yes, i know it is going to be hard and i have to work at (which in other aspects of my life i am a hard worker) and i know it may cost a bit of money and i always love a challenge, but even knowing this in advance, i always fail.
but this time around, i need it to be different. i have always been self motivated when it comes to work and school, but this is always different. over the past few weeks, i have started making small changes in the way i have been eating. i was introduced to an eating plan called whole 30, by a friend who successfully completed it in january (congrats steph!) and have been loosely following it myself. i use the word loosely because i am allowing myself to have a glass of wine or a drink and i am not trying to make it a challenge to do only for 30 days. i want it to be a lifestyle change and not feel the pressure that if i go off course, i fail. but during the week, i have been following the food choices and eating only whole foods.
the other part of this equation, the exercising, seems to be a little bit tricky for me. i know that even with my crazy schedule and how tired i am, these are all just excuses and in the long run will make all these things better and easier.
today was my first day at the gym. i found a living social for 30 days at the gym two doors down from my work. without being able to give myself an excuse, i went over and started my 30 days today. i only did some intervals on the treadmill and some stretches (i fell and hurt my wrist last week), but as i was running, in my mind i was yelling this feels so good! i love to sweat! run faster! this body was meant to move and boy was it happy to today. let's just hope i am singing the same tune tomorrow!
so the whole point of this long story is to tell the world what i want to accomplish, be held accountable, even if only in my head, and to start a conversation and get others involved. i want to inspire and be inspired. i want to learn new work outs and recipes and hopefully share something new with you as well.