I recently came across a social media post by Jody Moore that discussed the difference between being INTERESTED IN something and being COMMITTED TO DO something.
It really made me think! After the birth of our youngest child over two years ago, I’ve wanted to lose the last of my “baby weight.” I had previously been able to get back to my pre-pregnancy weight within about six months without any real effort. Apparently, having a baby in my 40s was not the same as in my 20s and 30s! I wanted to lose the weight, I hoped to lose the weight, but I was not committed to doing much about it!
After receiving a smartwatch as a Christmas gift, and without recognizing the difference in my thoughts and commitment level, I set a goal at the end of 2021 to work out 30 minutes a day, four times a week. I printed out a year at a glance calendar, began tracking my workouts, and highlighted the days I met my workout goal.
I’m on week seven and have exercised for at least 30 minutes 26 times this year! I’ve committed to this practice because I want to be healthy! I’ve seen others have health struggles as they age, and I knew I was on this path if I didn’t start now to take care of myself.
I wish I could tell you that I’ve lost those stubborn 10 pounds. Nope! Instead, I’ve actually gained a few pounds! I know, I know- muscle weighs more than fat! It’s great knowing I’m developing more muscle mass! I have seen some other benefits too!
- Better able to complete my exercises (think not gasping to breathe and resting for a bit)
- Less soreness the next day
- Increased flexibility
After exercising last night, at the start of week 7, I finally felt a difference in my body. I think I’ve turned the magic corner and will start seeing some progress in my body that leads to reduced inches. I may still weigh more, but I’m okay with that! I committed to being healthy, and that feels great!
What do you need to COMMIT to DO to see changes in your life?