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So, I am a little overweight, and with the help of the pandemic and working from home this past year (or more), I gained even more weight. I decided recently that I need to look into losing some weight and decided to go with the T25 Focus. I had purchased the program a while back and did it for a few weeks, and of course then stopped, because of some excuse I am sure. Now, I made the decision not only because of my health, which is not bad but because my job situation might change. I have worked in the same company since 2004 and it might come to a change. It made me think, if I need to start looking for a job, my excess weight might not be the prettiest thing when I arrive. Now, don’t get me wrong, I am not calling out anyone, this is simply my thoughts about me – personally. I thought to myself, if the potential employer sees that I let myself go, they might think the same thing about my work habits. I thought, if I show up somewhat fit, they might say, “heck this candidate took take of themselves” which could relate to my working habits – just a thought. Of course, some of you are thinking, “how would they know what I looked liked before”, and you are right, but it is in the back of my mind of what if.
Anyhow, so I started on April 12 and of course did some videos, and each week I was weighing in. The first week in I lost like 5 pounds, then the second week gained a pound. In the third week I gained less than a pound, then the fourth week I think I gained a little less than a pound again. The problem was that the fourth week I did not work out Monday or Friday, that is the main reason for my post, but I will get to that in a minute. For those that might not be familiar with T25, it is a 5-week plan, in which you do video workouts that are 25 minutes apiece. I am a scheduler, so I had it programmed in my day between 3:30 and 4:30, anytime in between – 25 minutes. Monday that time slot got filled in with something more important, which meant I could not do it because I had other things planned before and after. So Monday was gone. Tuesday I had a bad day that carried onto Thursday, which I talked about in one of my posts, A Troubled Daughter. So come Friday I just did not feel like working out, and to make things worse I went and bought a 6 pack of beer – there went my week. The thing is I am still under my original weigh-in, which is good, but I really should be further along. This is my 5th week in, and I am writing before the time for me to work out, so at the moment I will work out, so I am hoping that I will stick to it – I am sure I will.
After along winded post, what I wanted to say was, when it comes to, let’s say, fitness as an example, we can come up with a lot of excuses not to work out. I did my share, but I think sometimes it is not so much that we make an excuse, but that life sometimes comes hard and can throw us off our path. The trick is not so much the excuse but what we do after the excuse, do we try and get back on track, or does life come at us again, and again – the excuses can keep coming, but what you do after the excuse I think is what matters.
Remember do not dwell on the excuses, instead, think about what is next – another excuse or accomplishing what you set out to do. Well once again thanks for reading, please have a wonderful rest of your day or evening.