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Alright, I'm tired of being lazy

Sunday, August 23, 2009

I have recently gained enough weight to almost the highest I EVER was. This has got to stop!! emoticon School starts again in 2 weeks, so (hopefully) does an actual schedule that we can stick to. But I'm gonna try to start MY schedule tomorrow. Planning on getting up at 6am to exercise first, THEN shower and off to work. Hopefully I actually do that. How should I reward myself for accomplishing it? Or should I punish myself for not doing it? That seems wrong somehow. But it's not first time I've recently tried to get up early and exercise and I keep making excuses, "Oh, I stayed up late, I need the sleep" "I need to make sure everybody eats first" "Oh, I'm home today, I'll just do it later"
Bottom line, for good or ill, I only happily regularly exercise first thing in the morning, before everyone else is up and hungry and before I eat. Like weekends, I keep saying I'll get up and do it, but then hubby wakes me up with "I'm hungry, feed me" so I do that, but then I eat too, then I'm too full to exercise and then day's activities begin and I never do it.
I don't know, all I can do is say to myself (yet again) "I will get up tomorrow an do it!"
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    You just have to do it! You get up and exercise. It is hard work, but the longer you do it, the easier it will get and your family will start to realize that too. I started getting up at 5:30 a.m. just over two years ago and there were so many days that I wanted to just sleep, but here I am two years later and I have only missed maybe a dozen workouts (due to illness, usually, either me or the kids). I have even backed my "rise and shine" time to 5 a.m. with my workout starting at 5:30. I'm happier and it's great knowing that my workout is done and over with. If you want to set little rewards for yourself to motivate you then do that, but don't punish yourself if you miss a day. Hang in there!!
    3067 days ago
  • MAGA99
    I reward myself when I reach certain goals my favorite is the pedicure
    3067 days ago
    I know what you mean...I do the same thing. You (and I) need some forward momentum. Tomorrow I am starting fresh. I worked at a diner all summer and today was my last day, so it's back on the wagon for me in a big way. Once you get a good sceduale going it gets easier to maintain the good behavior. Looking forward to doing better diet-wise and exercising consistently.
    All the best in the world to you. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3067 days ago
    I too, have a busy schedule, as it sounds like you do there. And there are always reasons not to exercise, or to put it off. If the hubby wants food, cook it for him, but keep with your own routine. Only make enough food for him and have yours later, perhaps. Once you get into the routine of exercise, it'll be easier. The first few weeks are the hardest. You can use whatever reward system you want. For me, I had a goal of a wedding. Now, I've got a trip to look forward to. If you need a buddy to chat with, feel free to start sending me spark messages. I need one, too as I'm starting over. Don't give up and if you miss a day of exercise, move on to the next day and pick yourself up again. You can do it:)
    Megan emoticon
    3067 days ago
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