December 13, 2017

Working Out + Loosing Weight.

Heeeeello, everyone!

I've recently done a post about how to loose weight or stay on track during the holidays and I believe I started that post the same way I plan on starting this one: You don't have to loose weight. You actually don't have to do anything to your body you don't want to. When I talk about loosing weight or working out, I'm talking to the people that are on the same path as me at the moment. I've been trying really hard to get in shape, feel good and be healthier and since this blog is a reflection of my life I've been writing a lot about this topic. 

However, I wanted to talk about my relationship with working out. I truly believe that eating healthier is the key to feeling good and loosing weight, but I also think working out is a big part of it. I've recently joined a new gym with a friend of mine and we've been working out together for the past 14 days. We worked out every single day (even on Sundays) and we've been feeling pretty good about ourselves. This is the first day " skipping the gym" crossed my mind.

I was up late last night watching Christmas movies and I have a very busy day ahead of me today - two birthday parties, a doctor's appointment for my bad ankle and I bought tickets to watch the premier of the new Star Wars movie. The only time I had to go to the gym was in the morning and I absolutely hate doing physical activity in the morning. Despite everything, I pushed through it. I got up, made myself some coffee, ate my oatmeal and went. I'm gonna be honest with you, I hated the whole process of getting to the gym.

When I got there I was in a bad mood and I didn't feel like working out. My friend and the fact that I was doing something fun as a workout are the only things that me through it. During our spinning class, I was tired and I was a bit cranky, but I kinda had a fun. I forgot that I was supposed to be cranky for the whole 45 minutes of the class and after I was sooooo glad that I went.

I think the moral of the story is: you need to find a workout you enjoy doing. I know I've talked about this on my Tips For Loosing Weight During The Holidays post, but you need to understand that working out is something you have to do for a lifetime, so you need to find something that is kinda fun, a little bit exciting and effective. I know some people love working out and actually crave it. I don't think I'll ever be this type of person, but I'm starting to at least enjoy my workouts. I don't dread going to the gym anymore - most days.

So, if loosing weight or working out more often are things you plan on adding to your resolutions in 2018 or your goals list, start now. Look for fun activities, different classes or even fun workout videos you can follow. My advice is to try out a bunch of different stuff and then you can see what works for you. You need to do what feels good. Listen to your body and think about what you're in the mood for that day. You don't have to run 30 miles or squat 1000 times a day to loose weight. If you feel like yoga today sounds good, do that and make the most of your class. 

I guess that's it! The most important thing to keep in mind is to keep going. Find something you enjoy doing and keep at it. Let me know on the comments your thoughts on this topic. I know dieting and weight loss are pretty controversial topics to talk about, specially on the internet where everything gets blown out of proportion. However, I'd love to start a conversation about this, so we can motivate ourselves and try to find a happy balance. 

Do you agree with me?
Do you disagree? 

Let's chat!

Thanks so much for reading and come back soon!


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