One of the hardest thing’s I’ve realized is that it is not easy to stay on track when you’re trying to be social. Socializing with friends always seems to revolve around eating and drinking. Whether you’re going out for food or grabbing a few drinks at the bar, its easy to ruin a week of progress.
Since it’s highly unlikely that anyone, including myself, is going to stop hanging out with their friends. The best thing you can do is try to enjoy the food and drinks in moderation. Maybe only have one beer at the bar and make it a like beer if you can. If you’re going out to dinner, try to eat something that’s healthier from the menu and make sure that you’ve stayed on track the rest of the week so that you can meet your goals.
What happens if all this goes out the window when you get to the restaurant or the bar? Just brush it off and get back on track. There’s no point in beating yourself up over it. Learn from what happened and get back on track to being a healthier and happier you!
So I’m three days into exercising again and I wish I had never stopped. It’s not that I love the gym that much but rather how much it sucks to get your body use to exercise. I felt so good while actually in the gym and exercising but now I’m hurting. My muscles are hating me right now. I know the first week is the worst so at least it won’t get any harder from here on out.
On the plus side I’ve been able to convince my roommate/friend to start coming to the gym with me. He’s been talking about how he wants to be healthier and get in shape but I’m not sure he’s really committed to it. I’m going to make him stick with it though, no matter how much he complains about his muscles hurting. I just have to get him to stop buying chips now. He’ll thank me later just like I will thank myself for sticking with my exercise and healthy eating.
Being healthy is a lifestyle choice that I’ve made before and loved but it’s so easy to fall into bad habits like I did recently. Those habits made me sleep terribly and feel gross which is why I’m getting back on track. I also forgot how much I enjoy writing this blog, even if only a few people read it. This is more for me then is it for anyone else but if it helps someone else feel motivated to be healthier themself, then I’m happy that I helped. As long as I remember that fitness is a long-term thing that takes time to see results, I’ll be ok. I just have to be patient and stick with it and I know I’ll succeed.
It’s been a long time since I posted on here and I plan on changing that. I fell off the bandwagon when it comes to exercise for the last couple of months and I had a lot of trouble motivating myself to go to the gym. I got stuck in a rut where I felt like I wasn’t getting any results and I think part of that is because I didn’t have any particular goals that I wanted to achieve but that has changed now.
Yesterday was my first day seriously getting back into the gym. I’ve gone once or twice a week over the last few months but not enough to say that I was really going and committing to being healthy. I have a goal now which is to prepare for the PARE test. I’m still in university but once I graduate I plan on entering law enforcement and the PARE is a test of your physical abilities that you have to complete to become a police officer.
Now that I have something to work for I feel more motivated than ever before which is exciting. Not only am I working on bettering myself but I’m also working towards a goal in something that I want to do. This blog is going to help me stay on track when the going gets tough and keep me on task with exercise and healthy eating.
So I guess you could say I’m back. I know I’ve said that before but this time I really mean it.