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Another week on the road to a healthier me....

Friday, January 20, 2012

As I reflect on this past week, I'm faced with the realization of how important scheduling exercise into my routine can be. The week started out relatively ok, but then has gone down hill a bit since then. On Monday, I got up early to go walk with my friend but the indoor track we walk at was closed due to Martin Luther King Day. So instead, we decided to try again on Tuesday and go back to bed that morning. I did go to Zumba on Monday night at my gym. Loved it!
Then Tuesday morning, Terrie canceled walking and I went to clogging that evening. Each Wednesday evening I have a church obligation, so I'm unable to attend any sort of exercise class, but the plan was to go walking/running in the morning. However, that didn't happen. Terrie wasn't able to go with me and I had thought I would get up and go by myself, but my bed won on that debate. Thursday was supposed to be water aerobics, but I had another church obligation which prevented that from happening. And that brings us to today. I didn't walk this morning, and I'm probably not going to get any exercise in later today. It is so much easier to get up in the early morning if I know someone is expecting me. I find it so challenging to get up and go by myself and usually justify it by saying I could always use the sleep. Which on some days that is true, but it's not a good enough excuse to keep me from exercising. All I have to say is that I always have tomorrow, and then it's a new week on Monday with new possibilities and opportunities to becoming a healthier me.
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BD3269PM 2/6/2012 1:02PM

    I would so much rather work out in the morning too. But during the week when I am working, it is too hard for me to get up and do it before heading in to the office. So I force myself to do it after work. As long as I find something fun to do (like some of the videos here on Spark), I can usually spend enough time daily exercising. But weekends, back to the mornings! emoticon

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HIKETOHEIGHTS 2/6/2012 12:49PM

    I know I have the same problem. Every blue moon I will perk up in the afternoon, but only every so often. It just has to be a habitual routine or it makes it easier for us to blow off. Good luck and we just need to stick to it (me too) . Nice hearing from you, Victoria

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