Fear of Change
I’m scared to lose weight. I’m scared to shrink. I’m scared to see my body in a way I’ve never seen it before.
I realized these things a couple nights ago. My body has been changing shape and size lately thanks to lifting weights and it’s been hard for my brain to process the changes. I’ve spent over a year around the 211 weight mark with very few changes in my body. I got comfortable there and now that things are changing it scares me a bit. I’ve encountered these feelings before but I really thought I was over them.
In the back of my mind a voice scared of change wants me to stop. It wants me to stay how I am. I’m comfortable here!
But I’m obviously not going to. Oddly enough my fear of change is very motivating right now. It tells me that things are really happening. The fact that I’m scared of them just motivates me to keep going and see what comes next.
I love strength training. I love making my body work and grow stronger. I love exercising and eating well and seeing the changes in my body. It’s scary, sure, but it’s also exciting. I’ll stick with the exciting part.
Lunch = VEGGIES
I’m trying to up the amount of veggies I eat daily since it’s something I always struggle with. I’ve been doing great getting in at least one salad (several cups of lettuce and/or spinach) a day. I also want to get several more servings of vegetables in as well.
So, today for lunch, I’m eating a package of steamed vegetables.
Yeah, I ate a full bag of steamed vegetables. It’s only 120 calories for the whole thing! I also had a small chicken burrito but the main part of my meal was a big bag of steamed vegetables.
I might start doing that more often. It’s super convenient and a great way to get in more vegetables.
Go Slow, Just Go
And lastly I want to share some motivation I shared yesterday on my Facebook page.
So, so true!! I forget sometimes that most people DON’T WORKOUT AT ALL. I’m so used to being active and being around other people who are active and blogging in an active community, that I forget most people just sit around for the majority of their day without ever getting up (or wanting to). It’s pretty motivating to remember that even when I’m running slow (oh, I’m slow) or struggling to bike uphill (hills are my enemy) or feeling like I’m a failure at my workout, I’m still dominating a huge amount of people who won’t even try.
That makes ya feel good!