I got out of the shower yesterday to Lila saying “Mommy your butt is really big.” I looked in the mirror and was disgusted by what I saw. My belly is so big most days I can’t button my pants. My thighs are dimpled with cellulite and really gross to look at. I am not happy with myself right now. At all.
I hate the way I look, but I can come up with 100 excuses for not having the time to get into shape.
No really, if you try to explain how beneficial or easy or fun or simple it is to take that first step to get in shape, I have an excuse for why I can’t. They aren’t good ones, not of one of ’em, and I know.
I have complained on my blog about needing to lose “those last 5 lbs. for BlogHer“, which have since turned in to another 10 or 15. I failed. The picture is why.
Then I found a stroller that was supposed to make me skinny again because it was going to make me look forward to walking.
I wrote about wanting to give myself 21 days to lose weight, while holding myself accountable here on my blog.
I wrote about how buying new clothes might be easier than losing weight.
I’ve tried Alli. The results were less than desirable.
That’s at least 5 times I’ve written about losing weight, and yet here I am, heavier than ever.
I’ve got the Bar Method thinking it would be fun to do.
I read Fit Moms for Life and was so excited by what I’d learned – finally! Something I could stick to! Or not…
I got the Journey Gym, which was actually a great tool, but I just didn’t stick to it.
I’ve bought work out DVDs that still have the wrappers on them.
I bought a Wii so I could get Wii Fit, and my excuse for not using that right now is that Jason hasn’t hooked it up to the TV.
My most recent purchase was the Brazil Butt Lift a few weeks ago that I could not wait to get. It’s still sitting on the counter.
My top 3 excuses?
1. It’s the middle of the week. I should just wait and start on Sunday.
2. I opened a bottle of wine, so I should finish it before I start so I don’t waste it.
3. I don’t have time (even though I have plenty of time to watch crappy TV every night.)
Truth is, I have been considered “thin” my whole life. I have no idea how to exercise and I have no willpower because I’ve never needed it. Yes, I know I’m getting older and of course weight gain comes naturally with this. Yes, I know my body will never be the same after having kids. Yes I know I just have to “do it”, but I can’t start!
I really need to lose weight. I WANT TO lose weight! I’m just lazy I guess.
So it boils down to these two options: I need to man up and JUST DO IT or I need to take Lerner’s best bathing suit advice ever, though I spend entirely too much time outside in the water to do that.
I guess option number 1 it is. And I need your help. What is your #1 piece of advice you would give to someone who hates to exercise, loves to be lazy and eat crap food and drink wine, has no willpower or motivation, and who is tired of being tired of needing to lose weight. No motivational talks! I want honest answers! Please help!
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