Getting Your Dream Body: Expectations vs Reality

They say that in order to win, you should know how to deal with your enemy. But what would you do when your enemy is yourself? Like when you’re trying to achieve that dream body of yours, nobody actually tells you that you should not do it. I consider myself a victor after leaving my obese self behind a few years back. However, I find it hard to get my dream body (read: fit and toned, thigh gap unnecessary). But why is it so hard? I’ve always tried but then I can’t seem to finish what I have started every single f**king time!

At the start of August, I challenged myself to exercise for at least 30 minutes, in 30 consecutive days. It was easy to do at first since I was really motivated. Then I started to spend my free time sleeping, eating, watching movies -- in short, I started to become sedentary again.
August 1, 2015 — the view after jogging. At the start of August, I challenged myself to exercise for at least 30 minutes, in 30 consecutive days. It was easy to do at first since I was really motivated. Then I started to spend my free time sleeping, eating, watching movies — in short, I started to become sedentary again.

Just last week, I noticed that I am starting to look like a suman in my uniform. That’s why I have been wearing a sweater everyday (good thing there’s an AC in the Psychiatry office hehe) so that I can unbutton my top and breathe with the uniform — the struggle is real!

What’s keeping me from getting that body? The answer is.. dun dun dun… MYSELF.

  1. I binge eat, thinking that I can eventually lose weight whenever I want to.
  2. I skip exercise because I feel like I am too tired or I need to get more sleep — the truth is I am not that tired, just lazy.
  3. The thought of exercise already tires me.
  4. Going out with friends becomes an excuse not to spend at least 30 minutes of my time for exercise.
  5. I eat chocolates, fatty food (LIEMPO!), ice cream, and cake because I feel like I deserve a reward for being a clinical clerk (aka the lowest lifeform in the hospital) — which is like everyday.
Every Psychiatry duty night is a feast! Healthy food should be eaten in the right quantity, but sometimes if it's too yummy, we tend to eat too much. HEHE
Every Psychiatry duty night is a feast! Healthy food should be eaten in the right quantity, but sometimes if it’s too yummy, we tend to eat too much. HEHE

6. Since it is very rare for me to go out with high school and college friends, every meeting with them becomes a cheat day.

Spent some quality time with my high school friends last week #mayforever
Spent some quality time with my high school friends last week #mayforever

7. I let food win over me sometimes.

What happened with my 30-day challenge, you may ask. Well, I FAILED! I know no one is to blame but me so better luck next time. After feeling so bad that I let myself down again, I did this:

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Made Gigi Hadid’s awesome body my wallpaper. HAHA. I hope everytime I try to call Big Scoop ice cream or Tita Lulu’s (the best tokwa’t baboy ever!) delivery, the wallpaper would stop me. HAHA. Let’s see…

Most of the time, it’s easier to give people pieces of advice than to follow them yourself. But then, acceptance of the fact that I am the one in control, makes it easier for me to recall the tips that I know would help me start eating healthy again and exercise as often as possible.

Yesterday, I had a yoga session. It felt so good to perspire and do some stretching!
Yesterday, I had a yoga session. It felt so good to perspire and do some stretching! I realized, it’s Gigi Hadid’s body, now or never!

What habit keeps you from having your dream body?

Your friend who is so over liempo (or not),

Rach ♥

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