Little Mama On The Prairie

A life and weight-loss journey.

My Own Worst Enemy…

on April 23, 2013

Ugh, I am sooo sore. I won’t lie, I didn’t even make it through all the jumping jacks or other cardio segments – I got more in than yesterday but I am definitely having to ease myself into this a bit! And here I thought I’ve been exercising for the past 3 months. Sheesh. What a joke.

You know though, this makes me think about the way I approach things, both past and present. I really am my own worst enemy when it comes to weight loss and fitness. I justify “bad” foods that I eat. I pat myself on the back for a half-hearted work-out when deep down I KNOW I could have done more and better. I sweet talk my way out of success and deceive myself into thinking I’m doing great. I need people like Jillian Michaels in my life on a regular basis. People who tell it to me straight and don’t shy away from the ugly truth.

Let’s face it, the whole “take-the-stairs-instead-of-the-elevator” and the “park-at-the-far-side-of-the-lot” thinking has gotten a whole bunch of us thinking we’re getting “active” when really all its doing is getting us to the base point of where we should be anyway. And yes, that is still a good thing. It is still better to get in tiny amounts of exercise than zero exercise total. Please don’t misunderstand me. But I think we tend to let ourselves believe that these “small” steps are going to get us some great big results. The only way parking away from the door is going to actually help us get FIT, is if we park on the other side of town and sprint to the store. The only way taking the stairs is going to help us get FIT, is if its a 10 or more story building and we are running up those stairs, pushing ourselves to the limit of our physical ability. If we’re not pushing ourselves past what we’ve already achieved, how can we expect results different than what we’ve already achieved?

I’ve spent a lot of my life in denial. I really don’t want to live there anymore. I want to see results. I want success on this weight-loss journey and I need to stop kidding myself and do what it takes to get those results. For myself. For my family. For those who are watching my journey and wondering if they can do it too.




If you’re going to take the time to exercise, get your heart rate up! Yes, any movement is good. And if all you want is good, then fine, just do good. But if you want GREAT, then kick your own butt and get moving for real. Make it hurt (in the good, my legs are burning, hurts to breath kind of way, not the physical injury way), and make it count.

P.S. I just want to know others are being tortured at the same time as me.

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