True Confession: I Could Not Do A Sit-Up

So, I’ve been wanting to confess this for a while but I was too embarrassed.

True Confession

When I embarked on my #60DaysNoExcuses health and fitness challenge, I could not do a sit up. Not a single one, nope. The crazy thing was, I didn’t know I couldn’t do a sit up anymore until I tried. It had been so long so long since I’d tried to do one.

That’s when I realized – really realized – I had become so unfit. Years of being inactive. Years of sedentary blogging. Seven almost consecutive years of sitting and nursing. It had all taken its toll.

I wanted to cry.

I was embarrassed.

I was ashamed.

But, I knew I wasn’t alone. Just like I know that some of you are now where I was, struggling with the same issue, or similar issues. The overwhelming feeling of knowing you need to get healthy¬†but not knowing where to start.

And all I can say is – just make a change. ¬†It’s not easy, but it is simple!

Do you know how I lost over 40lbs? Do you know how I banished my arm flabber? Do you know how I am beginning to tame the jiggle in my rump? BABY STEPS. One step at a time, one choice at a time, one day at a time. Truly.

I didn’t go to bed overweight and jiggly, then wake up thin and toned. This has been a long, sometimes hard, but oh so rewarding journey.

So, today I encourage you to make one change for 60 days. Don’t go crazy – it can be something simple! Something attainable! Just commit to make one small change and see what a difference it can make. Then, with that success, add another small change, then another, and before you know it you’ll reach your goals!


Starter 60 Day Challenge Ideas

  • Exercise – it can be a simple walk, 5 push-ups/day, a cardio video, or any combo. Just commit to be active for 60 days.
  • Healthy Breakfast – commit to start your day with protein and no sugar, then eat normally the rest of the day.
  • Prayer & Meditation – before I tried to lose an ounce I had to get right with God and love myself as I was, His creation.
  • No Weigh-Ins – can you stay off the scale for 60 days? Stop focusing on the number and concentrate on healthy choices.
  • Swap Fruit for Veggies – many people trying to lose weight make the mistake of eating too much fruit. Too much fruit equals too much sugar. Can you substitute a vegetable for one of your fruit servings?

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