I Have The Will Power & Motivation to Get Fit!

In My life this constant struggle of mine to get fit and lose my weight has really been a difficult process. I have always began to exercise for a period of 3 weeks to 3 months and then after that I stop. the first 2-3 months my legs would hurt from the excruciating burn pain behind my calves in my lower legs. It was the worst pain I had ever encountered. I mean I could walk no problem and I have no bone pains or pains in the joints or anything of that sort, but whats stopping me from continuing is the burn pain and I would cry because of it. I know that when that happens its working and my body is getting fit and getting rid of all that pain, but sometimes its so bad that I just quit. I know that is the wrong approach to deal with it as it makes it worse for next time, but this time I am so determined to do so to do it for myself and to do it for my own health and wellness. I have so many travels coming up this year and I want to be able to walk for hours, enjoy without getting tired, getting fit and just not worrying about a place to sit when I can enjoy my travels a lot more.

Since this past Tuesday, I started my exercise, and I started walking outside for an hour or 2 just walking and when the weather is bad I use my treadmill, so on the treadmill for the first 2 weeks I will do 20 minutes, then every week I will add 5 minutes more until I get up to 45 Minutes. I do not want to over tire myself in the beginning and just take my time doing so. The treadmill is such a great workout tool as it helps your whole body to get fit, not just one particular part of the body. I also have a bicycle that I can ride around my area and just go for half an hour. that is not until I get used to my walking and lose about 20-30 pounds in the beginning. My ideal weight that I want to be around is 135 to 140. I do not want to be too too slim either. Just right. After my body gets used to it, I will be signing up for Yoga as soon as my breathing and my workouts get easier and I get more flexible. I will try it with the treadmill then work my way up to all the other fancy stuff as now my body cannot take it.

This time I have the motivation and will power and I will not stop to get myself fit and be on my way to a new me, new wardrobe where I can fit in nice and beautiful dresses, where I can wear bikini’s, where I can be free and walk without getting tired fast, enjoy my new body and my new life, and feel great, more positive. When I look for work or when I get ahead in all this, the employer will see how well I take care of myself and that is another reason why. The employer will see how well you take care of yourself and that gives them a sense of security to think that when she can take care of her body and herself, that means she can take care of my company that I will hire her in. I thought of that of the reason why they might hire me or not hire me. I don’t know thats what my thoughts were on it. I will not give up and I will not be lazy and stop after 2-3 months. I will do my best everyday and not miss a day. I promise you my blog readers, my family, my friends, and everyone who has always advised me to get slim and get healthy. I know I am not doing this for everyone else, I am doing this for myself, but I will make this promise and I will not break it. As proof I will be taking photos of myself of the progress I have made and I will be posting in my blog on my journey to getting fit and I will be posting it on a bi-weekly basis or once a month. You will see the new me and you will see how incredible I will feel.

I will feel much better about myself and I will feel like I am in control which I will be. I know it will be a tough road ahead with watching what I eat and exercising and it is hard work and it takes a lot of patience, but I am up for the challenge and I am up for everything that is involved. Scouts honour to everyone. Here is to a road to success. 🙂

28 thoughts on “I Have The Will Power & Motivation to Get Fit!

  1. YOU CAN AND I KNOW YOU WILL. IT IS DIFFICULT TO LOSE… I HAVE DONE IT, NOW WILL TRY TO LOSE 10 TO 15 lbs max and it is still hard when you get in to bad habits. i too started walking and bicycle riding,….way to go Talin

  2. Start by walking at least 20 minutes each day for a week and then increase 5 more minutes each week until you get to 45 mins. You can schedule these walks for at least 3 times a week and you’ll see. 🙂

  3. Talin, walking is great – providing you don’t overdo it at first. However, you can lose weight simply by cutting out high glycaemic load foods, such as bread, potatoes, pasta, and rice. If you haven’t lost after 4 weeks of cutting these out of your diet, get a thyroid function test.

  4. Hi,
    Walking is the best start… You can also use staircase instead of lift for climbing 2 floors then slowly you can add the number of floors! For coming down the floors, stairs are better option! Good Luck.. you can do it Talin ! 🙂 🙂


  5. After years of letting my disabilities get the better of me I’m on the same journey. I walk with a stick most of the time, but would love to be able to just walk around the block a few times a week. I’ll be relying on my Wii Fit, along with advice and support from people who understand eating disorders and can help me learn to have a healthy appetite and diet again.

    Good luck!

  6. Hi, Talin!
    You are on the right track to succeeding. If you want to walk for a purpose, check in your area if there is “Weekend to end Breast Cancer”. It is a 60km walk which is done in 2 days but you have to train for it. You are walking for a good cause and you are walking to get fit! If you need more info contact me. I participated for 4 years. I made fantastic friends and got fit…

  7. Follow my tips from your “Sugar” post, and that will drop your weight faster than anything. I’ve lost 29lbs, and my wife has lost 18, since Jan 8. A walking program is great, but . . . I’m keep putting it off. 😦 🙂

    Best of luck 2U!

  8. You have a great attitude – keep up the good work 🙂

    Recently, I’ve been reading a book called “The Clearing Season.” It’s about entering your personal wilderness and learning to inhabit it and clear it up. It’s been very motivating for me on a few issues I’ve been struggling with. You might like it, too.

    Anyway, wishing you all the best!

  9. Starting slow and building up is the way to go. “No pain, no gain” is wrong, wrong, wrong. Your body should not hurt. That’s its way of telling you something is wrong.

  10. It sounds as though you have, in the past, pushed your body too hard too fast — and that you have learned to try things a different way this time. For me, it’s important to make exercise pleasurable, and then it’s something I can’t wait to do! I mix it up — some walking, some Ellen Barrett DVDs for cardio and strength (she gives a good but safe workout), and yoga.

    That doesn’t mean I don’t have days when I go kicking and screaming to the mat, but even on those days, after about five minutes I’m in a groove and happy I did it. It gives me energy, and I don’t feel right if I haven’t worked out most days.

    Good luck to you!

  11. Sometimes it’s not about will power and control. Sometimes, it’s about surrendering and praying for the willingness to embrace change. In any case, all the best to you on your journey to health!

  12. Re: your statement;

    “Since this past Tuesday, I started my exercise, and I started walking outside for an hour or 2 just walking and when the weather is bad I use my treadmill, …”

    Another option is to go to the nearest mall, lock your purse and all in your car, take just your i.d. and a bottle of water. Stroll and window-shop as long as possible – at this rate a couple hours is “do-able” – and a lot more fun than indoors with no “distractions” to waylay you.

    My wife did this during the Christmas holiday and was surprised how long she was able to keep walking without the pain, and she lost weight, slowly.

    Keep at it, girl, and report back when you can!

  13. Talin you can do this, you have the right formula. No sugar, I would add less or no carbs (pastas, breads and patatoes). Also you mentioned yoga. You don’t have to wait to be flexible to do yoga. Yoga will get you flexible. I also highly recommend Bikram yoga (or hot yoga) where in the heat, you litterally melt off the toxins! The postures do not have to be done in full, only as much as you can do. The most important thing is to do what you are comfortable with and slowly extend out of your comfort zone. Don’t try too much so that you won’t end up quitting. You will do great and you will be wearing beautiful summer dresses in no time!

  14. Everyone has to find their own way, but go easy on yourself, you can succeed. The secret, I think, has to do with food and exercise together. This is winter time, the body still wants to be fat against cold, but now try quiet walking, Tai Chi iChat be better than Yoga, as there is constant motion. I can get too heavy, and usually stop eating at six at night till ten the next morning. The time becomes a mini fast, and done each day brings the weight off on a hurry. Goodl luck, you can doit. Kristin.

  15. More and more employers are looking at the employee wellness thing. There are many reasons for this move. Employers pay too much in insurance premiums, and mostly for preventable health conditions and diseases. I am the employee wellness coordinator for 4,000 employees. Wellness is in the whole being though. Some struggle with physical health, others it is stress, and others it is finances or time management.
    I am happy you are setting goals and being accountable. I encourage you to have a full medical exam. I am on the same journey with my weight loss, and have had my share of setbacks. I was diagnosed with an underactive thyroid less than a year ago, but hope my continued exercise efforts of walking, yoga, and swimming with sensible eating will prove positive results. Say “no” to processed foods, and “yes” to garden greens and veggies!

  16. Hey make sure in your workout you have Cardio, Resistance Training, Balance, and flexibility exercise, if you have all that 4 elements, loosing weight will become very easy and you can maintain your workout for a long time, if you are doing cardio a lot, make sure you stretch a lot, and not many people know how to stretch properly. secondly in your food, make sure you have fruits and vegetables at every serving, that is 3times a day, sorry cant summarize everythng here, but as someone who has lost from 120kg to 90 kg, TWICE, and someone who has spinal injuries and all kinds of deformities from birth, I tell you its easy, if you are addicted to eating then learn to use HALT principle to keep yourself from loading those calories, Its not that hard, and remember first comes sleep, second nutrition, then exercise, if you can sleep well, you can eat well, if you can eat well, you can exercise well, and then you can have a healthy lifestyle. And also dont loose too fast , cause it will comeback, you need a whole lifestyle change, its not a temporary thing, so loosing half a kg a week is best, dont loose more than that, or it will be temporary. Anyways make sure you write everything down. Also look into stress management. If you are stressed out you wont exercise and eat regularly, so doing relaxation and meditation everyday will help with your weight loss
    I am a personal trainer and dont hesitate to contact me if you think i could help. You are on the right track. Keep going and dont ever feel guilty because of setbacks, just look at them as a lesson to be learnt and as a need to change strategy. All the best, tell me how it goes.

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