Motivation Monday: Fighting to be fit

Lifting weights makes me smile. So happy to have it in my fitness routine.  Image by Barry Miller via Flickr/CreativeCommons.

Lifting weights makes me smile. So happy to have it in my fitness routine.
Image by Barry Miller via Flickr/CreativeCommons.

By Chanda Temple

Every time a new year rolls around, I make promises to lose weight and to exercise more. And every year, I fall back into bad habits.

I work late and eat even later. I’m always cheating with sweets. I seek out new exercise classes, but find it hard to fit them into my schedule.

Excuses. Excuses. Excuses.

After I cancelled another workout session for the umpteenth time earlier this year, my trainer told me: “You are consistent at being inconsistent when it comes to working out.’’

He’s right. I’m a backslider.

Well, I’m happy to say I’ve made a decision to love myself and my health just a little bit more than my bad habits. Today, I’m pledging to do a better job at working out and making better eating choices. I’m a healthy person with a healthy heart. I want to keep it that way.

As career people, we let work, family and deadlines consume us. But we’ve got to find time for ourselves and learn how to take a break. That includes being better to our bodies.

I love me, and it’s time I start acting like it.

Stay tuned for updates on my fitness journey, where I’m committed to “Make Moves in March” so I can “Jump for Joy in July.”

See you on the Fit Side.

 Chanda Temple worked as a reporter for 20 years before becoming a public relations professional. She blogs about being better in business, careers and more at http://www.chandatemplewrites.com. Follow her on Twitter at @chandatemple.

 

 

 


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