If Only It Were That Simple

Seems like the days just flew by in supersonic speed. I can’t believe there are only three days left to the month of January. Even though I’ve never been the type to make New Year Resolutions, I did promise myself I would get back into healthy eating and exercise this year — not that I haven’t try last year, or the year before and the year before that — but of course, I had all kinds of excuses for not doing it. It’s terrible I have let myself go the last few years. When I think about it, I can’t believe I used to think it was fun and exciting to get up at 5:00 am — to workout at the gym 6 times a week. And in reality, it was fun. I have never felt as good as I did when I was exercising regularly and conscientious about what I put into my mouth. The pay off was looking 10 years younger and having an abundance of energy.

In my quest to get back to my previous healthy state of mind — I’ve purchased many exercise DVDs and equipment — hoping it would bring me the motivation I needed. If only it were that simple. The truth is… if How-To were enough, we’d all be happy, skinny and rich. From experience, success is not possible without commitment. So, this is my belated New Year resolution: To make healthy eating and exercise as part of my daily life again, regardless of the temptations. 😀

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20 Comments on “If Only It Were That Simple

  1. Very clever shot. I have really been hitting the gym lately and staying away from the sweets. It does feel good to get back into shape!

    • I remember I would feel terrible physically if I did not exercise for a couple of days. I also noticed that I didn’t want sweets as much either when I exercise regularly.

  2. Those chocolate chips looks real tempting and so does that salad.
    I think in general everyone should eat healthy and stay healthy.

    Good luck Emily.

    • Unfortunately, knowing what we should do is easy. Having the motivation to do it is not easy. Especially when most people have to spend all the time working and stressing out about their jobs, money, and family etc.

  3. Er… food photography must be the biggest temptation to fall off the ‘dieting wagon’, surely? How about… I dunno… how about specialising in ‘healthy food’ photography only? Would that help? (Or would you just go running for the chocolate!)

    • Lol… you are so right. I’ve been struggling with the food photography excuse. This is one of the reasons, I haven’t really made too many sweet desserts for my blog. Although, I honestly have to say, it’s not really the food but more about just making the commitment to exercise. When I exercise, I can pretty much eat anything.

  4. I love the temptation portion of this photo…chocolate…yummmmmm! I wish you the very best of luck with your goals this year, go go go (mini cheering section)!

  5. “The truth is… if How-To were enough, we’d all be happy, skinny and rich. ”

    Ain’t that the truth! This year, I’m going for the staged approach, trying to incorporate one mini-change a week. Good luck with your goals!

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