Monday, October 24, 2011

Weight loss and Exercise... Two Peas in a Pod.

We all know that it is possible to lose (SOME) weight without exercising...  In fact...  I just lost 4.5 pounds last week without walking, or jogging or lifting weights. The sad truth is, exercise is not only a great weight loss tool, but it’s GOOD for you… Imagine that.  I’m full of excuse as to why I don’t exercise.  I’m too  lazy (Nope, not ready to admit that just yet) tired, it’s too late, the gym is too far, it’s too cold/hot…  The list could go on and on and on…  Trust me…  I could name off about 10 more reasons as to why I don’t exercise, but I’ll spare myself the embarrassment.

 I actually LOVE the way exercising makes me feel afterwards.  I love the energy.  I love the accomplished feeling I get after I’m done… So WHY is it so hard to just get up and do something?  Anything...  A walk…  A jog... Jumping Jacks… Crunches.  Why do I have problems doing the things I know I will benefit from? I drive myself crazy.  Exercise and weight loss should come hand in hand.  I know this.  I know it’s good for me.  I know it will only help me.  I know I’m just making lame excuses, and I know no one is going to do it for me. I know that if I want to better myself, I have to do it on my own.  I can’t depend on anyone else.  Sad, but true.    

I’ve been thinking about buying myself a treadmill. The one I have doesn’t like me and if I even think of running (or even jogging) I have to hold on for dear life because it will try to throw me off…  Evil…  That’s what it is. I’m trying to weigh my options though.  I pay $20 dollars a month for a gym membership that I don’t use. (Me and working out in front of people is a whole ‘nother topic that I’ll have to get into at a later date.)  I keep trying to make myself believe that if I had a treadmill that actually worked, that I would actually get on it and exercise for a change. So…  I’m thinking…  I’ll cancel my gym membership.  Spend the $600 dollars on a new treadmill and maybe I’ll get my monies worth.  Decisions, decisions.  I’d sure hate to let $600 go down the drain because I’m too “tired” to walk into the room and turn it on.

I know one thing is for sure…  I have to start moving my booty.  Got to! No more excuses!  My health has to come first from now on… Me and exercise will be like two peas in a pod starting tomorrow... Because I really am too tired to start right now. J

Good Night All!


  1. I feel like i've been writing this same post for 5 months lol Im living proof one can lose weight without exercise but its not something I'm "proud" of, I'd be so much more proud to say I found the motivation to workout... hopefully you've found what you needed.. I am still looking lol

  2. So, I think that you might just be me in another body!! LOL! I feel the EXACT same way! I love how I feel after exercising, but it's getting started that's the hard part. And I say AMEN SISTA to not wanting to work out in front of people. YIKES! Maybe after I've gotten under the 200 pound mark... maybe... :)

  3. After I wrote this post, I only exercised 1 time. Imagine that! I took a Zumba class. It was pretty cool, but I was moving around like a chicken with its head cut off. That was the first time I've EVER taken an exercise class. It helped that the class is pretty new and no one in there knew what they were doing, but I still felt like people were pointing, laughing and staring at the "fat" girl. I'm with you on the "under 200" part... But like you said, MAYBE! :)