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I got what i needed and wanted... in spite of myself!!!

Thursday, November 06, 2008

I started a new exercise program this week.

I changed it to Mon-Friday... every day.
M W F strength training... light cardio planned
T R cardio -- 40 min

I planned for 5 straight days because i was blowing off my weekend workouts that i had planned.

yesterday... i almost talked myself out of going to the gym. I had been taking this day off from exercise on my previous schedule because sometimes I meet my friends on Wednesday evening.

In my planning for this new schedule... I thought about this. I decided I could make both... the exercise and the friends night. I made a commitment that I would do go. "I can do this!!! "--- I said to myself.

So, the first Wednesday of my new schedule..... I try to talk myself out of it. What do you think of that? Man, I tell ya. I had a little talk with myself... it went something like this...

"Well, you can choose not to go work out. You have a good exercise plan and I would be disappointed if you didn't go .... but you don't have to. I know you have plans with your friends tonite... but when we made this schedule... you confirmed that it was do-able and you would try it for at least 6 weeks.... but you choose."

ok. so I went. I did. As soon as I got into exercising... I forgot all about my reluctance to go, my excuses, my whining.

But then.... I started thinking that I didn't want to make the date with my friends. Basically had the same discussion with myself.... I need socialization with my friends... it's a necessary. Without it... I tend to isolate..... not good for my mental health.

so .... I lingered at the gym, walked at a casual pace on the treadmill watching Judge Judy in closed captions on the TV. When it was time to leave to meet my friends, I left from the gym. I knew that if I went home first, I was just park myself... and not leave the house again for the night.

So.... it was a good night. I got what i needed and wanted... in spite of myself!!!

***** Note.... when I say that I had a talk with myself.... what I mean is --- these were my thoughts... my reasoning... my inner dialogue........
thought I'd mention that.... it does kinda sound weird..... sat down and had a talk with myself.... **** its also a way of talking were I,m from.... yep

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  • -AMANDA79-
    Psycho!! :)
    I'm so glad you stuck with your schedule!
    3417 days ago
    Hey don't worry you are not the only one that talks to themselves! We give others support and advice why not ourselves? I argue with myself all the time! emoticon

    I think that it is great that you went to workout AND went to meet friends! I am like you and need to make myself socialize more, so I found that really motivating that you actually pushed yourself to do both! Big time kudos to you! emoticon

    3420 days ago
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