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I'm Agonizing! I Didn't Exercise Today!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

emoticon "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.
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PSMITH3841 10/17/2011 2:01PM

    Start thinking about it this way....unless you sat around and did nothing but eat Bon-Bons, just about everything you did that day was a form of exercise. We may not consider it exercise, but, think about it, just cleaning up after a meal...the extra scrubbing on that baking dish....that spot on the floor (where the heck did that come from?) that you have to bend down to clean...the microwave, OK hon, how did you manage to let the soup boil over?.....this is movement, and all movement is a form of exercise...it burns calories, maybe not as much as we would like, but calories none the less! Just putting a little "english" on the task can up the caloric ante a bit! Don't agonize, just upgrade the regular moves a tad, it helps and it will make you feel like you did something extra for your body! emoticon

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SUGARSMOM2 10/15/2011 4:52PM

  some days it is not time to add this to the daly rouster .do not beat yourself up over it . just do it tomorrow and give your self a break .

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VITCHY-VICKI 10/14/2011 7:12AM

    I feel the same way if I miss I get mad at my self but then I think life will go on and maybe do more the next day
Don't be hard on yourself you have done so well
Ok now get out there and workout
Vicki

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TRISTAROSE 10/14/2011 7:11AM

    You are too hard on yourself ... a day off once in awhile never hurts.

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ARTJAC 10/14/2011 1:23AM

    you must still be in holiday mode but you will soon get back to youre routine emoticon

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LIS193 10/14/2011 1:08AM

    Don't be too hard on yourself, there's always tomorrow to make up for it :)

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