Tag Archives: fitness

Why Can’t I Stick To My Diet / Budget / Alarm / etc?

Google “why can’t I…” and count the hits. Now sigh in relief, you’re not alone!

There are a heap of answers people give to why we don’t do what we intended (even if we really wanted to), but in my opinion it really boils down to a few key things

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How I Fell in Love with Exercise

Until fairly recently in my life, I was not regularly active. I hated sports and fitness growing up, and only ever considered exercise an annoying necessity to being less fat… Hmm, was it any surprise I didn’t enjoy it? Not really.

For years I went through waves of exercise activity:

  • At age 12 I signed up for my first gym because I hated my body… I lost some weight, but then moved away 6 months later and never kept it up in my new town.
  • At age 18 I signed up for a gym again, this time because I didn’t want to be fat in my prom dress… I worked out for 1.5 – 2 hours at a time, 5 times a week (sometimes at midnight). I lost some again, but of course packed all the weight back on (and then a hefty some more) after I stopped going. Continue reading