Saturday, August 14, 2010
I have been posting on one member's question about why we make excuses not to exercise and thought I'd share today's workout saga with you. See if any of this sounds familiar.
Got up early and decided that I'd workout after coffee. Strike One. Then my husband got up and we decided to go grocery shopping. I'd workout after that. Strike Two. When I got home, I discovered I didn't have any workout gear to wear in the 102 degree heat. Strike Three.
So what did I do? I went into my office, closed and locked the door and stripped down to what I could exercise comfortably in. I turned on the 30-Day Shred and a very long 35 minutes and 430 calories later, I feel shredded even if I don't look it. HA! Take THAT! NO Excuses!
I'm actually finding it easier to "just do it" if I don't give myself an excuse not to. If I don't feel strong enough for jumping jacks, chances are my legs can still take on some yoga. I have so much equipment and so many dvd's that I really don't have an excuse not to exercise anymore unless I'm sick. I'm starting school in two weeks and have already come up with a way to get in a little more exercise. I'm going to wear my cross trainers to class and then when I have to wait for my son to pick me up, I'll stash my books in a locker, go to one of the buildings and do some walking. NO excuses this time. It would be easy to say I'm tired or I don't have time. But we all have the time if we look for it. When I registered for my classes, I purposely left Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays open so I can do a heavy strength training/cardio day. The other days can be a bit lighter, with yoga and balance training. LIGHTER??? HA! That's not lighter! It's tough stuff, but well worth the effort.
I know I'm rambling now... but at least my mind is thinking about how to get MORE exercise in instead of less!