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I need to get off my butt!!


Tuesday, April 07, 2009

I'm so frustrated with my making excuses to myself lately!! It's like every day I tell myself that I WILL get my exercise in today and then its the end of the day and lo and behold I haven't done a thing. I swear I've come up with every excuse in the book, but to my own mind they're not 'excuses', they are perfectly legit 'reasons'. YEAH RIGHT!! What is my deal???? And then the more I don't do the exercise, the more mad I get at myself and it just spirals into negativity and it makes me want to EAT. Sheesh. So I guess I'm just going to keep reading motivational spark articles and blogs and maybe stop beating myself up (although it is hard) and just push through this. I have to just realize this is just a bump in my road.

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ANDRAXIA 4/7/2009 3:21PM

    I'm experiencing the same thing right now. One thing to think though that while reading articles and motivation pieces on Spark, I am still just sitting on my behind gaining weight. I love this place, and have gotten so lost in it that i have planned to go to the gym, packed my bag and sat down and spent so much time here that it was impossible to go. Do you have a workout tape or have you downloaded or learned some of the excerises that are on Spark? Maybe just doing a few of those will get you started. Sometimes you have to make yourself...I know that the last time I was at the gym I wanted to leave throughout the first twenty minutes. But I didn't. Put on some music and start dancing if nothing else. emoticon

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STEPHANIEIL 4/7/2009 2:32PM

    You should also know that you are not alone. I also struggle with this, quite often. The reality is - the hardest part of working out is starting. If I just START to workout, then I get in a pretty good workout - but motivating myself to just start... is the hard part.

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SCHWINNER! 4/7/2009 1:09PM

    Have you thought about trying morning workouts or scheduling them into your day? I make a lunchtime workout a regular thing. I rarely get up early enough for a morning workout, but sometimes those work well because you get it done and out of the way for the rest of your day.

Keep with it, try different routines - you'll find what works for you! Good luck!

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STACEYX5 4/7/2009 1:03PM

    At least you realize it. When I am having an off day I just remind myself how I feel about myself when I don't do it and I actually let myself feel those feelings. I ended up doing 30 minutes of cardio at 10:30 last night because of that! Then I felt all empowered cause I did it and it felt great!
You can do this! I know you can!

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