Monday, July 26, 2010

QUITTER

I just realized last week that I am the biggest Quitter I know. I give up on everything that gets challenging for me. I have always tried to portray myself as the girl who finishes what she starts but that is such a lie! I think I started to realize this last week at the gym. I felt fat and gross after not going to the gym for a few weeks and was adamant that when Aaron got home from work, we were going to go. I jumped on the elliptical machine and started going hard! Usually the only thing I focus on is the time. No matter how much of the workout I have left to do, I always stop between 15 and 20 minutes. 15-20 minutes...what the heck..that is NOTHING! So I started one of the little workout programs they have on the machine and I finished it. It made me feel so good and I felt like I had the best workout ever. I gave it 100% and it truly made me feel good after wards. A few weeks ago I tried out this bootcamp class at the gym. I wanted to do something that would help me drop the pounds fast! Of course I KNEW it was going to be hard...hello, its called BOOTCAMP! So I am halfway through the class and as we are doing laps around the gym I make a b-line for the door and leave. What the heck? I just quit because it was hard. I feel like I quit at more than just exercising in my life but this revelation I had on the elliptical made me realize I need to toughen up and stick it out. I don't want to have my kids mimic me and turn into quitters too! So this week I am going to put 100% effort into anything and everything I attempt! Wish me luck bloggers!

6 comments:

R.M.C. said...

The most important thing is that you are recognizing it and doing something about it. That's the hardest part!

Keep it up! Soon you'll start to see/feel results of your hard work and working out/healthy eating will become second nature. You'll actually WANT to do it.

Lacy Mongelli said...

I know what you mean. I feel the same way. As for the gym, 15-20 mins is good, 20 is the recommended time, but 30-45 is ideal. Why don't you break it up into 2 different machines? Like I do the treadmill and eliptical and the time just flies. You just gotta keep your mind on it, it's extremely hard, but I know you can do it. Go Brittany, Go!!

Michelene said...

Okay, so lofty goal, finish everything you attempt. Give your self some grace girl. Pick a few things. I can finish a pedicure, a meal, a margarita. No problem. A challenging class, tough. I want you to feel strong, powerful and healthy. All of that will come with discipline. Pull the emotion out of it and make the choice to get the gym done. If not, promise yourself you and the boys are jog/walking 3-4 miles. Don;t let yourself off the hook until you feel you have conquered what you set out to do. I know you are strong willed, you can so do this.

Michelene said...

Did you go to the gym? Come on share oh share!

Michelene said...

Well, did you start again? Don't quit! Counting down until you get here. xoxo

Mariah said...

Hey you! It's been a while! Ok, so I'm def no authority on 'not quitting' *yet...It's been a looooong road for me to just begin to have the right perspective and NOT quit.. what I've learned is that if I am truly in a place of gratitude, not quitting on things like working out or not eating sugar (not to say everyone needs to cut it out, it's just extra bad for me b/c I'm insulin resistant) are easier (not easy, but much easier). The way I get to that place of gratitude is to stay close with the Lord. Then when I'm working out, instead of the thoughts like, "ugh, this sucks!" I'm thinking about how wonderful & good He has been to me even in the face of my lack of faithfulness to Him. Then, working out for an hour or whatever is not about me, or about 'working out' it's more about honoring God by trying to prepare my body to be ready to be used by him, and just being grateful it all still works as it should after the abuse I've heaped on it.. I dont know it that makes sense on 'paper' but.. it's working, I've lost 20 pounds! {I also have been just trying to do more fun things, like, I bought a rebounder (similar to a mini trampoline) and that's just fun no matter who you are ;P Anyway, I'll be praying for you as often as He reminds me to do so! xoxox, Mariah