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The Beginning of a New Fitness Journey

Starting over is tough, but not starting at all is tougher.

By Kimmiekins4Published 2 years ago 4 min read
Top Story - December 2021
The Beginning of a New Fitness Journey
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"You may not be there yet, but you are closer than you were yesterday."

Day 1:

As I am writing this the day is December 2nd 2021. I know, pretty bad time to start considering its the month of the holidays. Normally I would agree, but now I believe anytime is a good time to start when you truly want to do something. Through this process of figuring out how I am going to get back into working out I have started to realize that this is the start of my new fitness journey. I keep comparing everything to where I was a few years back and every-time I do it discourages me from doing anything at all.

I am in a different headspace than I was then, and looking back I believe I was using working out as more of a distraction than for actually being healthy. But I am glad that I went through that, because either way I did fall in love with working out.

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"Be stronger than your excuses."

I have been the queen of excuses recently, I will find anyway to get out of working out. I was sitting there today and just really honest with myself about how uncomfortable I am, and I want to feel better. I am tired of feeling sluggish, being tired all the time, being angry, sad the list goes on.

I decided to check out a Youtuber I follow MadFit to see what video I wanted to do. That is when I saw a video she posted a couple days ago called "One Month Workout Plan." I believe this was meant to find me, to help motivate me. I am so bad about planning really anything, but workout especially. So I am happy that the month is planned out. So it was decided, after work I would do the first workout.

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"Push yourself, because no one else is going to do it for you."

Things didn't go according to plan, at first. Once I logged off of work I felt overwhelmed from the workday, who knows what else, and then I began to cry. I was crying for many reasons, but I was ultimately upset with myself that I couldn't simply get myself to workout. So I laid down for a while to calm myself down, then I got myself up and turned on the video.

The workout of the day was legs, which happens to be my favorite workouts. I was nervous going in, even though it was only a 20 minute video. I told myself that I would only do what I could do and that was better than nothing at all. About 5 minutes into the workout I was ready to quit. Everything was hard to do, I felt uncomfortable, and most of all I was out of breath! So I paused the video and sat for a moment, and I told myself try one more round then see how you feel. So I did, and this happened a few more times but I made it to the end of the video.


"Do something today that your future self will thank you for."

I was proud of myself for seeing it through and not quit. Starting over in anything in life is so hard, but I know it's worth it in the end. I don't have a weight-loss goal, my only goal right now is to workout and feel better. My hope is to make it all 29 days ( I started a day late), but even if I did half I would still be happy. I tend big goals, and then become overwhelmed and that is when I fail. So this time my big goal is to complete the month, and my smaller goal is to do as many days as I can. Reminding myself to take things one day at a time.

I have decided to make a blog on here about my journey, and I am filming a Vlog as well but I am not sure if I will actually post the videos. I want to document my progress to have something to look back on. I also hope that it may help on person. To let them know they aren't alone, that it's okay to start over a million times, and while it will be hard you're stronger than you think you are.


About the Creator


I am a very creative person. I love reading, writing, listening to music, watching movies and shows. Writing has always been a way for me to express my feelings and thoughts. I'm excited to write some of my stories here on Vocal.

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  • Justine Crowley6 months ago

    Thank you for sharing. I hope you went ahead with the vlogs as well. Great image choices as well.

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