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