I had been steadily losing weight ever since I started going to the jogging trail. However, I’ve been a combination of lazy and busy these past 2 weeks – yes, 2 weeks already – and I already noticed that I was gaining weight. It didn’t happen last week, everything happened this week because I was binge eating. So earlier today I decided to head on over to the jogging trail and I realized that there were a few unwanted flabs all over the place. The worst thing is not to gain weight, but to actually re-gain weight that you had lost.
I realized, that at my age if I want to stay slim and I want it to be part of what I am; then I have to integrate exercise in my daily life. Exercise has to be my lifestyle. That, and I need more self-control. While I was walking down to the trail, I really felt heavier and the first thing I thought of was that it just wasn’t worth it. I have the nasty habit of eating because I am bored or I have this need to multi-task while watching TV or a movie.
This past week, I met up with a friend who I hadn’t seen in a few weeks and she asked if I’ve lost weight! When people start noticing stuff like that, you really don’t want to let them down. I’ve been there; I know people who have lost weight and I feel so proud of them…and then after a while they re-gain the weight and there’s this level of disappointment. I really don’t want people to think that way when they see me.
Going back to my reason of skipping exercise days; I honestly do not do it out of laziness. I noticed that if I go speed-walking at around 5pm and I return home some time around 7pm I become exhausted. To the point of not being able to stay up late to work on a few things. This is not a good feeling. I don’t like wasting my days. I’ve considered going to the jogging trail earlier but it’s just too darn hot until around 5pm. The only other time would be around 7am, but I wouldn’t consider the jogging trail to be a safe place at that hour. So I’ve tried to switch my schedule around and do as much work before 5pm so that after that, I can take a nap and then get back to doing what I need to do.