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3/8/14 8:46 P

I exercise in the morning before I leave for work, so I kind of have to do it now or don't do it at all. Otherwise, I'm sure I'd procrastinate too. When I was in college, I would know I needed to study and suddenly my apartment needed to be cleaned, or all my plants needed to be watered..... I agree with the others who have said don't think about it, turn your brain off and move your feet.

MANDIETERRIER1 Posts: 16,682
3/8/14 8:39 P

I definitely procrastinate. I was thinking about exercising and then remembered that I needed to clean out my email inbox. The emails have been there since December, but I had to do it right NOW

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3/8/14 3:27 P

Oh how I wish I could sleepwalk to my workout instead of overthinking it. My typical thoughts almost every time go something like this "huff... Well, I guess it's time to get on the treadmill... Huff..." Do 10 other things... Fold clothes, start a spark convo, sigh, finish my coffee, bathroom, pet the dog, pet the cat, sigh, get my workout clothes on, get a drink of water, go to the bathroom again... "Yup, huff... I really should go on that frigger... Huff"... Get my sneakers on, answer my texts, check my email, feed my cows and dig up my carrots (castle story lol).., and after a good amount of time FINALLY climb on. I'm tired before I start lol And it goes that way almost every time!! Ugghhhh

I wish I was one of those fitness fanatics who absolutely love to exercise. I have a friend like that. She LOVES it! Tried to get her to help me get into exercise one time but she was so enthusiastic all I wanted to do was trip her. I didn't. But I wanted to.

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3/8/14 2:35 P

I go through this every time too. Fortunately I work out in the morning and my brain doesn't even have the capacity to figure out how to procrastinate! So I suddenly find myself sleepwalking to the gym :)

SCIFIFAN Posts: 1,119
3/8/14 1:02 P

Yeah, the five hour gap was a lot, even for me. Usually I at least exercise before noon. Note to self: do not stay up until 2 reading!

I'm actually very comfortable in my running shorts and tee all day long, so sometimes the workout clothes aren't enough incentive.

I just got home from watching a grandson's BB game (11:30). Just put on my workout clothes--his next game is at 4, so hopefully I'll get a workout in before we have to leaveagain. 3 hours should be enough time, right? Only if I get started fairly soon!

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3/7/14 4:45 P

We really do just need to suck it up and get it done. I am so glad that I'm not alone in the stalling area. I knew there were others out there like me, and now I know for sure hehe...

Getting your workout clothes on 5 hours before you work out cracked me right up. Totally what I would do but funnier from someone else :)

I think we need a "Kick us in the Butt" coach!! Lol

Thanks everyone for sharing with me. I feel better, even though it took me another 20 mins to get on. I wasn't as peppy today as usual so I just walked for a half hour, but at least I was moving 😊😊

SCIFIFAN Posts: 1,119
3/7/14 3:43 P

Oh yeah, I'm good at stalling. I actually do better when I have a full schedule and have to get a workout done without waiting.

Lately I've taken to putting on my exercise clothes as soon as I get up, even though it's winter. I'm retired, so I should have lots of time, right? Ha! Actually I do a lot with driving grandkids and my elderly mom around, as well as some business stuff for our construction business.

But, I do usually manage to stay home all day at least 3 days a week. Today is an example; I am home all day, very tired because I stayed up way too late reading a great book.

I dressed for my workout at about 8:30 and didn't start until 1:15! Talk about procrastinating.
And I'm lucky that I don't have the job and family contraints many of you do.

Sometimes you just have to suck it up and do it.

MLAN613 Posts: 17,132
3/7/14 2:42 P

I used to be that way but I now realize that exercise helps me feel better physically and mentally. So, no more excuses from me. I also have a tendency to go early and get it done or do it right after work. If I didn't I'd be likely to go home and spend 5 hours on the couch at home eating garbage.

ZORBS13 SparkPoints: (176,589)
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3/7/14 1:01 P

I am a procrastinator by nature, but I HAVE to be home by 7:30am or else I have no time and my goals are important to me, so it always gets done.

CATHM26 Posts: 568
3/7/14 12:59 P

My advice would be to just not think about it... don't let it be a decision. Does that make sense? If you feel yourself debating or stalling, just put your shoes on, stop thinking, and start.... I'm going to try to follow my own advice :)

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3/7/14 9:56 A

That's where I'm at now.... Misty, just get it over with! Lol Oh myyyyyyyyyy to be heavy sucks and here I still sit emoticon

MAGTASTIC103 Posts: 588
3/7/14 9:54 A

I definitely procrastinate about exercise, yard work, house work, etc. I tell myself that if I just DO it, it will be done and I can stop thinking about it and have fun with the rest of my day.

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3/7/14 9:51 A

I try to go on treadmill at least three times a week. Today is my day. I have to do it really soon because we are leaving for Halifax to go see Danny Bhoy at 3pm and I won't be able to do it when I get home. I thought about it for about a half hour. Then I decided to get my workout clothes on. Realized the laundry needed to be folded so did that for 20 mins. Well, I just got dressed, except for sneakers and now I'm on Sparkpeople talking about it...

I WILL get on but I'm just wondering if others procrastinate as much as me and what is your final straw to finally do the exercise? Mine will be time crunch (which it usually boils down to - no time left).

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