Springtime means multiple things. Warm weather, flowers, allergy season. But perhaps the most important thing about springtime, the realization that summer is around the corner.
And when you realize that summer is around the corner, you realize that you have to start preparing. You have to plan what you're going to do. You have to pick out your summer wardrobe and your swimsuit. You have to make sure you look good and have your "summer body." You realized that you didn't eat healthy and work out enough in the winter, because let's face it, it's hard to do that in the winter.
So springtime is essentially your last chance to get in shape. And that is a lot of pressure.
Yesterday, I had that realization. I weighed myself, never a good idea, and I wasn't happy with the number. Since I'm on spring break this week, I decided to start working on myself. Not just so I can look good in a bikini, but so I can be happy with myself.
Today, I did a five minute ab workout video, as well as some barre and regular exercises. I plan on going to the gym for the rest of this week. I have decided to only drink water, seltzer, and coffee for the rest of the week. And I am going to try to keep this streak going when I get back to school, and try to finish all the craziness of my senior year.
As somebody who has had past issues with my body, I don't want to fall into that again. I don't want to go on a crash diet or starve myself. But I'm afraid that I can't help bu give in to temptation. I guess I just have to try to stick with it, and hope I can remind myself to get back on if I fall off.