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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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  • v -AMANDA79-
    Psycho!! :)
    I'm so glad you stuck with your schedule!
    2851 days ago
  • v WACHEE
    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

    2854 days ago
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