I’m 25 years old, and I’ve spent a majority of that 25 years playing video games on the couch, eating Taco Bell whenever I felt like it, and I’m pretty sure the word cardio wasn’t even in my vocabulary. So anyone who’s known me for a while is proboably asking “why is she doing this all of the sudden?”
The reason? I’m sick and tired of giving a shit what people think. My self confidence is so low that I’m in a constant fear of being judged. I’m tired of looking in the mirror and being unhappy with what I see. I want to do fun runs and be able to go hiking with my husband and dog without feeling like I’m going to die. I want to be able to help my husband move the furniture whenever we actually get our own home, and not just sit and whine that it’s all too heavy.
Don’t get me wrong, a huge lifestyle change has not been easy. I struggle with not eating every pastry that gets put in front of my face at work. I don’t know what I’m doing at the gym 95% of the time and a lot of days I want to give up. It’s all a learning process, and it’s pretty nerve wracking to start out. Will it be worth it? I’d like to think so.
If a change like this is something you’ve been thinking about, I urge you to take the leap. Stop just thinking about it and get up and do something. If you sign up for a gym, most of them offer a free personal training consultation, if you don’t know what you’re doing, TAKE THE CONSULTATION. Find a friend who will work out with you, who may or may not be just as lost as you are, it’ll help to have them there either way. Do whatever it takes to get where you want to be. I know it can be difficult, but go to the gym and pretend like no one else is there, and if you really just can’t get past that get some DVDs and workout in your living room, I can even suggest some good ones for you if you need me to! Whatever it is that’s putting you off from going after what you want, push it aside and just TRY.