A few weeks ago I went shopping. Not just your "quick-little-trip-to-the-mall" kind of shopping.
I went wedding dress shopping.
And, much to my surprise, I found a dress. And I love it.
But here is the thing.
I went back to the dress store last week for my first fitting. I had ordered the dress in a size that should fit me. And it does. Sort of. It is just very tight through my mid-section. As my mom put it as she was helping me zip it up, "I am creating back cleavage." TMI? Maybe. And for that I apologize. It was just to help you get an idea. (We can zip it up by the way).
This brings us to my problem.
I need to get in shape.
And I don't mean "lose a bazillion pounds" kind of shape. But I mean, tone up a little bit and if I lose a couple pounds I wouldn't be complaining.
I used to be so good at working out. Really good. Like, working out everyday, sometimes a couple times a day. I could run and run for miles. I could do a pull up. I could lift quite a bit of weight.
But that was almost a year ago. And since then, I gradually stopped working out. I like to think that I eat pretty healthy but I know that I could do better.
I have been trying but I have lost any and all motivation. What I really want to do is sit on the couch, watch a movie with a big tub of chocolate moosetracks ice cream (or a snowcone but they aren't selling those yet).
I need to get back in the grove. I did p90x with my roommates back in the day and it was good but I don't have access to that program anymore. I had a workout buddy but now they are dating someone and are too busy to workout the times I can go. Alex and I tried working out together and that is okay. We are just really good at talking each other out of it. Plus, he is really busy being a psychology major.
I loved how I felt when I was working out everyday. I keep trying to remind myself that I need to work out so that I can feel good about myself. I need to stop eating junk. I need to be healthy. And not just for the dress but because I want to be healthy. I am happier, I sleep better, I feel better. But I can't bring myself to be consistent.
Let's face it. Being healthy can be hard.
Does anyone have any advice? How do you get back in the groove after a long break?