Sunday, May 29, 2011
Hey there sparkers!
I am the queen of excuses and justifications. I can convince myself that almost anything is a good idea, including but not limited to: eating a whole large pizza, not exercising, and not doing chores. My excuses range from, "you've been so good all week, you deserve that whole pizza. Besides you can burn it off (lie)" to "it sure is (cold/rainy/cloudy/hot) out today. I think I'd better not go for that run" and the ever popular, "Get up at 9:00 am on a Saturday to do Andre's hot yoga... nah, I deserve to sleep in. I'll make up for it on Sunday (lie)" And last but not least: "I just don't have time to work out today."
Well... I am working my best to fix this problem I have. I am giving myself no excuses. I'm off to a great start today. I was on a limited time because I was to visit my Dad at 6pm then go to a show at 7:30pm. And it was SNOWING blizzard style outside today in Tahoe. Yep- as I write there are 3-4 inches on the ground out there. (Nope, you are not confused! This blog was written at the end of May!) So I had all kinds of fairly legit excuses to avoid doing my 2 mile recovery run and wii boxing to meet my goal of 400 calories burned for Saturday. Yet I did not use any excuses and I put on my big girl jogging pants and went to it.
I ran in a blizzard and it felt great (mentally that is: physically I had lost all sensation in my face). It reminded me of snowboarding and it was fun to have the snow rushing in my face. I had a great time and I feel wonderful. I went to my Dad's and to the show. I had a great time and guilt free!
I challenge myself and anyone who has this issue to stop giving yourself excuses! When you start thinking of an excuse stop yourself and think, "nope! No excuses .... I CAN and WILL do this!!! And then do it. I assure you it feels great.
So who's with me?