Tuesday, March 22, 2011

I can't

When I look at the different areas of my life, I don't often say the words I can't. I like challenges whether in my professional or personal life. I realized yesterday that the words I can't seem to come naturally to me when talking about exercise and my weight loss.

I have yet to figure out how I can be so completely compenent in so many areas of my life and be so lost and insecure about this area.

I started to recognize the I can'ts last weekend when I was working out with my sister. When discussing plans for my lower body workout I immediately started to talk about what I can do because of my knees.

I had also said to myself that I can't do spinning because of my size, but I know that I can do this.

During our abs routine I was quick to say that I can't do a full sit up. I said this again following spinning last night when I was doing abs with the other girls. So while they did their full sit ups I started to do crunches. Then . . . . I tried one and look at that I could do it.

This realization made me start to the question that other things  that I "can't do".

I need to start giving myself more credit when it comes to what I am capable of doing. I may be overweight and I may have a lot of work ahead of me, but that does not mean that I am not capable of this weight loss or the different exercises that I need to do to get me there.

So I am no longer to say I can't. First, no matter what it is I need to try. Then if I truly am not capable I then need to break down the challenges to completing the task and putting together a plan to figure out how to do it.

I don't settle for I can't in any other area of my life and I am not going to when it comes to my weight loss either.


  1. Todays' blog reminded me of John Locke on Lost...always saying "don't tell me what I can't do"....only in this case, you need to say that to yourself :) You CAN!

  2. There's nothing you can't do :)
    Keep up the great work. I wish we lived closer and then I would join you and your sister for these exercise classes. I could use having my butt kicked.