At What Point Do You Really Diet?


When is the point where you aren’t just saying you are dieting but actually begin to eat healthy and exercise? I’m talking about that moment you don’t think about exercising but actually start exercising and continue to do it…..consistently. When is the breaking point? My breaking point came twice in my life when 2 idiots (2 separate incidents) asked me, “when is your baby due?”

Side note: I think 99.9% of you “get it” and know there are 2 things you never, ever, ever, ever, ever ask a lady:

  1. How old are you?
  2. When is the baby due?

The first time it happened I stood there stunned and shocked. I didn’t know what to say. I hadn’t lost the baby fat of my first-born yet but I didn’t look “pregnant enough” where it was safe for someone to ask me when the baby was due.

“I’m not pregnant.” I said sheepishly. Knowing it was awkward for both them and me.

The second time it occurred, I was at a mall in the middle of nowhere. We were fitting my then toddler at Foot Locker when the salesman asked when I was due. Not wanting to relive what I had gone through a few years before that, I responded,

“August 28th,” not knowing if the dates even made sense based on my girth.

So what I’m asking all of you is this: If one of you could just ask me when the baby is due, we could really get this diet ball rolling.

My Truth About Dieting

I hate exercising. God….I hate exercising sooooo much! And I luv, luv, luv bad food. I love the feeling I have after exercising, I just hate the process of getting there. I love downing french fries, steaks and cheeseburgers. I hate sweating and I hate the 1+ hours you lose between possibly getting to the gym, the actual exercising and the clean up afterwards.

And when I’ve had some semblance of an exercise routine, I’ve never, ever gone over and beyond. I am not a go-getter by any stretch of the imagination, just getting another lap in. I want to be, but I’m not. It’s hard, uncomfortable and being an adult is already difficult enough.

So what was your breaking point? Are you still trying to find it? Do you have any tips on getting the motivation to not only work out but eat healthy and eat smaller portions?

P.S. The ho’ in the stock photo I selected for this blog post can suck it. She’s the type that would walk into a store and ask, “do you have anything smaller than a 1?”


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