Thursday, October 13, 2011
"I ought to kick your butt!" Ya, that's what I say to myself, over and over when evening comes and I haven't had the opportunity or gumption to get out there and put in time with a really good workout.
I try to smooth over my guilt and bad feelings a bit by reading how even Healthy Lifestyle magazines and articles tell us 3 times a week is great. Bump it up a little if you can! So, why, if I am exercising 6 times a week, do I beat myself up when I miss just one? You'd think I could justify in my own mind that missing one day once in awhile isn't the end of the world, and it probably won't even create a little blip in the scheme of things.
The reason I can't accept that reasoning is that I know for "me" even if I've eaten the most perfect food all day -- skip the exercise and the weigh just isn't going to come off! If you look at the overall plan, I do realize there are days that even with the right food AND exercise, the scale just sits there. And all I can do then is shrug my shoulders. But I'll bet there are more people like me out there that know, in the back of their mind -- that the reason no weight came off TODAY, was because we were lazy slobs and didn't exercise!
I'm sure a shrink could find a hidden meaning here, but let me tell you -- it is really something that is hard to overcome! I'm harder on myself than anyone else ever thought of being.