In 2nd Grade I Weighed 225 lbs…
In life, it often seems more comfortable to try to avoid difficult situations. And here’s the thing, we all know that difficult situations will come up. It’s a part of life that is inevitable. And we have a choice, we can either take on the difficult situation or we can avoid it and flee from it. It should go without saying that avoiding or fleeing a difficult situation is rarely the right thing to do. I was a prime example of this in regards to my weight.
You see, in 2nd grade I was 225 lbs, then I quite getting on the scale. To give you an idea of just how big that it, I weigh that much now and I just got back from vacation where I gained about 4 to 5 lbs. And let’s just say I wasn’t 6’2’ in second grade :-). Here’s the thing, even at that young age I knew I shouldn’t be eating and consuming all of the food that I was. I wasn’t stupid, I knew that I should be making better choices, I knew I should be playing outside more and moving around instead of living inside the climate controlled house 24/7. I knew the reason I was so big was because I kept eating until I was stuffed at each meal and then I just stayed in the house pretty much 24/7.
However, instead of choosing to take on this issue and confront this problem I chose to avoid it and ignore it. I’m sure a lot of you reading this can relate to that.
It’s easy to identify the problem because it’s what is most present in our minds and emotions. It’s what we continually come back to, it’s what we continually think upon and it drives most of our decisions whether we want to admit it or not. “No, I don’t want to go swimming (fear of a bathing suit). No, I don’t to go hiking (fear of what others will think, I am too out of shape), etc.” Even though I was ignoring and fleeing from my weight, it was still constantly on my mind. It was like a heavy fog that just never left me.
Can you relate to that?
Here’s the thing, it’s time to lift the fog! You’ve identified the problem and now it’s time to do something about it. Don’t be like my second grade self and let the problem become so big and so overwhelming you just don’t even want to start. You MUST take action and do something! The easiest way to lose weight is to eat less, the easiest way to eat less is have a plan, the easiest way to have a plan is have someone create one for you and keep you accountable to it! Let Just You Fitnes be YOUR PLAN!
Go be awesome!
KELLEN LAKE – Keep fighting and never give up.
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Tabata #1: Floppy Burpees
Tabata #2: Lunge Pulses (left) vs. Lunge Pulses (right)
Tabata #3: High Knees vs. Butt Kicks
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