Monday, August 15, 2011
I liken not working out with walking through a mine field of other activities that will get in your head a tell you your a failure.
Sunday was not a busy day; I prayed and read God's Holy word (stayed home from worship with sinus headach), did a mild house tidy and took a nap. I love naps!
Anyway, the day was winding down and I had not yet done my workout. I was feeling much better than when I woke up this morning; felt strong and had everything ready to blast those fat cells right off my posterior assets!!
Then, I made the mistake of listening that negative self-talk girl in my head that tells me I don't have to workout if you "don't wanna".
That negative Nelly is such a naughty girl. She has nothing nice to say about anyone even herself. Negavtive Nelly nearly got me to get up and go to my local grocery store to get my fave comfort food: Oreo cookies and Soy milk. As a rule, I don't even walk down the cookie isle in the store. I am just that weak.
So you say, how did you nix Negative Nelly and her negative self talk? I stood up and said out loud: "I excercise because its good for me and makes me feel great." And as I was changing into my comfy workout attire, I caught a glimsp of my emerging Six-pack: I have 2 of that pack I can see and 4 in the cooler just bursting to get out! I did the Golds Gym Boot Camp video then on top of that some cardio and a little yoga/pilates in the mix.
Needless to say, Negative Nelly has been speechless ever since. And to keep the muzzle on her mouth, I wrote down my workout plans and now all hear is the sound of the pounds and inches dropping.
From now on each and everytime that Negative Nelly self-talk chick makes an appearance I will be using a 1,2 punch: tell myself something postive about my lifestyle change and look in my closet where I no longer have size 16 anything any longer. Praise God and Yea Me!!!!