Find Vigor

April 20, 2012

“Jenny, I can’t get rid of my cellulite/flappy arms/saggy butt/saddlebags/tummy pouch/love handles/bra fat/back fat/ cankles/double chin. I guess I’m stuck with it forever…woe is me.”

Taking a defeatist approach to your body will get you nowhere. What worked in our 20’s doesn’t work so well as we age: our body’s hormone levels change. Many people give up, settling for a mediocre figure, choosing to “live with it” and complain hopelessly. Few actually take time to learn about their bodies and make a true effort to feel better about themselves.

Excuses are easy to come by: there is always a birthday or wedding celebration, planned trip or sick child. Life gets in the way, sleep is fleeting and the years creep by. Tomorrow’s promise to be better becomes a pipe dream.

If you choose not to make time for yourself, you’re the only one to blame.

Making changes to your body takes a bit of time, energy and thought. But you have to want it so badly that you’re willing to make some life changes. Shake it up a bit!

  • Put yourself first. While your kids/husband are still asleep, bust out 30 minutes of nasty, hardcore calisthenics.
  • Clean it up. ‘Moderation’ clearly doesn’t work. Cut out the crap: the ice cream, cookies, chips and soda. Enough is enough!
  • Strength train! Lift heavy, like you mean it and boost your metabolism. Add muscle to your frame. If you’re a chick, don’t even utter the “bulky” word…
  • Take a positive attitude towards your workouts. If you dread going to the gym, it WILL suck. Find joy in the burn: the more discomfort, the better. Embrace it!
  • Go to bed, already. Nothing good happens after 10pm. Turn off the lights and get proper rest.

2 Responses to “Find Vigor”

  1. rebecca Says:

    Um, just what I needed to read tonight!! Posting these thoughts on my fridge! And turning out the lights and heading to bed. It’s 11pm!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: