The last time I worked out was in Utah when I went with Shannon to her workout class with Skyler. That was almost a week ago. A week! A week without exercising. That’s not good for me and will soon be coming to an end.
I’ve done lots of stretching after driving a lot, but I most definitely haven’t done anything worth blogging about. My roomie Jessi set up her family’s Total Gym in our living room, but I haven’t used it properly yet. Yesterday I got on it to see how it worked and did a few ab exercises. Then at one point after that later in the day I knocked the thing off the track it sits on. I have to be honest – I’m a bit intimidated by the thing. She said it was a good workout, and Chuck Norris seems to agree, so I’ll try it, but no promises.
For me it’s sooo hard to motivate myself to workout at home. I don’t care what anyone tells me or tries to say to motivate me… it’s really hard to get motivated. I know a lot of people love to do DVDs and at home workouts – but that’s not me. I think it’s because I work from home and want to get out of the house to do everything else. So when I’m supposed to workout at home that just adds another thing to the list so that eventually it feels like I never leave the house. That’s not very fun now is it?
But like I’ve said, I’m not giving up and I’m determined to make this work. So Total Gym at home workouts plus walking is my new plan. My old plan involved gym workouts several times a week.
Isn’t it funny how plans change?
I think a lot of us who are trying to lose weight feel like we need a plan laid out to follow step by step or otherwise we will fail. That’s actually a load of crap. Plans are super helpful and I am a fan of eating and workout plans. But plans change. The only thing that doesn’t change is YOU. Your motivation to keep going and do whatever it takes is the thing that doesn’t change. Your ability to take on different plans and techniques and change things up when you need to. Plans can change but that doesn’t mean you have to.
When your plans change, or you decide to change them, it’s not the end of your progress. It’s just another chapter. I know some people might be able to lose weight following one simple method, but most of us will try different things, adjust our eating habits, and play with different types of workouts during the process of losing weight and getting healthy. New things are usally good things and change should be embraced. If what you are doing is working then by all means stick with it until that changes. But if you are stuck? Try something new. Shake things up. And if you are forced to embrace changes then do exactly that – embrace them.
Plans are good but so is change.
Have you ever changed your plans during your weight loss journey? Or like me have you changed them many, many times?