Excuses, Excuses

19 Jul
  • I’m too tired after I get home from work and do all that I need to do in the evenings.
  • I can’t seem to wake up in the mornings.
  • Besides, gym showers give me the heebeegeebees.
  • I don’t want to get all sweaty yuck during my lunch break.
  • It’s too hot.
  • I have a headache.

Have a suggestion about when I can squeeze in some exercise? I have a reason why I cannot. It. Is. Ridiculous.

I’m through with it. I need to exercise. I am a mush. I feel terrible and grumpy and will not let myself dodge working out anymore. I love to do it. That’s not the issue. I lack motivation and self-discipline. I give a bag of chips I’m eating to Andrew so that he can get them away from me because I don’t have the will power to close the heaven-filled bag.

Tonight, I actually said, “I’m going to go running,” and I did it. Well, I walked some too but it’s a start! No more excuses. Nia and Nate need a healthy mommy. That is motivation enough.

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5 Responses to “Excuses, Excuses”

  1. Patricia Roots July 19, 2010 at 10:25 pm #

    One thing that I have found helps is telling people about your goals or aspirations. If you say to a coworker or friend, I’m going to the gym..I’m going running, etc., you are more likely to do so! Happy motivation!!!!

  2. quatreledaanxoxo July 19, 2010 at 11:25 pm #

    I totally agree with Patricia when you tell individuals about something you want to do then it keeps you accountable! But I have to say I have this same problem at times,but after I do it I feel so much better and thinner lol and Im like why haven’t I been doing this all along? haha

    -Q

  3. Jen July 20, 2010 at 6:40 am #

    True – let other people hold you accountable! Also, I bought the 30 day shred DVD by Jillian Michaels. I felt a little cheesy buying it, but they are 20 minute routines that KICK YOUR BUTT. And I found I could do them even with David running around me playing! I lost an inch off my waist in a month! I figured that I couldn’t find an excuse for a 20 minute routine 🙂

  4. Karen July 20, 2010 at 8:53 am #

    I am walking each night with the dog…and now I have started dropping him off at home and doing the route a 2nd time. Don’t get upset at yourself for falling off the wagon if/when it happens. Just try-try again!

  5. nikkival July 20, 2010 at 8:13 pm #

    Thanks for all the great advice! I really appreciate the encouragement! I didn’t run today but I woke up and did some sit-ups and old-school leg-ups then went for a 20 minute walk at work. Tomorrow will be another running day!

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