(I wrote this on April 23, 2017)
I’ve been trying to change my health habits. As in, I’ve been trying to develop some, since for most of my life, I’ve done stuff that should eventually kill me. I’ve eaten bad food and huge quantities of it. I’ve sat around and not moved much at all. I’ve snacked all day long on stuff that’s designed to make you a food addict. And I’ve rewarded myself with food every single time I was having a bad day, a good day, or an okay day.
So, enter my first few days as an avid workout-er. As I began my Yellow Team workout that morning, I became pretty confident. There was some lower body movement, a little light hopping, and though I was modifying my positioning, some of the modifications I was making were a little tougher than the modified moves they provided for us on the video. I was really getting excited.
Just then, family came through the door. Now, if you are ultra sensitive to teasing, and your family members like to make lighthearted jokes, then your first instinct is to turn off the video and walk away. However, I was tired of making excuses for not working out. So, I kept hopping around like an elephant in spandex.
Suddenly, I heard actual guffaws. Then, “I’m sorry…”
I was willing to let that go. But then, it continued, “I just never saw YOU exercising.”
Okay, then. I began huffing, puffing, and fuming. I was actually gaining momentum from the force of my indignation.
“I just never imagined that I would see you EXERCISING.”
Really? You had to say it again?
I had to slow down my breathing on purpose at that point, because I thought that I might pass out. But I didn’t stop. You know what? I decided to stop being sensitive to other people’s opinions and to just keep it moving. And within a few weeks, I was two to three sizes smaller.
Hecklers can frustrate and annoy. They can challenge and even offend. But they can’t stop you. I used BeachbodyOnDemand.com today as usual, and I finished the workout. Hallelujah! What will you do with the opportunities that have been given to you?
By the way, if you are interested in making new healthy choices, or you just want to see if I’ve stuck with it, check out my Facebook fitness page: