Today I’m writing a post that I am both excited and terrified to write about.
A few months ago, I put on a few kilos, and while everyone around me told me that I looked ‘healthy’ to me it just made me wince.
I’m someone who believes that people can be beautiful at any weight. I’m not one of those people who believes that you have to be skinny to be beautiful. Having said this, I have been a skinny person for the entire 27 years of my existence. It is not something I did consciously, it is just how my body was. So, for me to have put on weight, makes me uncomfortable. It makes me feel like I’m not me. Someone I don’t recognise when I see myself in a mirror. It is very important to be comfortable in your own skin and doing whatever you have to be get there. Hence, I have decided to track my journey to getting fit and toning my body.
I have never been big on exercise. Growing up, I used to take dance and badminton lessons, but that was it. I have never been a gym enthusiast or anything of the sort. I do enjoy the occasional run. But now, I have decided to make it a daily part of my life rather than a occasional run.
I believe it is very important to have a time frame to make any goal achievable. I’m giving myself until my 28th birthday at the beginning of March. (50 days starting today). Hence I have given myself until then to get fit.
Now, some of you might wonder why I felt the need to make this so public by writing a whole blog post about it rather than just starting with the process. Having worked in marketing my whole working career, creating SMART (Specific, Measurable, Accountable, Realistic, Time Bound) goals comes very easily to me. For me, writing a post is a way of holding myself accountable for seeing this process through.
I have actually thought of writing this post a couple of times before, but have always been afraid to publish it, owing to the commitment of following it through once the post goes live. For me, once I hit that ‘publish’ button today, there is no looking back.
I plan on recording my journey here on my blog with updates as time goes on to further keep motivating me to keep pushing myself.
If any of you have been through a similar journey, you will understand my anxiety and excitement. I’d love to hear from you about your journey.
Wish me luck!