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Desperately seeking motivation

Thursday, March 01, 2012

I have GOT to exercise more. There are no ifs, ands or buts - if I want to lose weight, and I do, then I have to be more active. I can't bemoan the lack of time, because I know that if I want to make time, I can make time. I hate exercising early in the morning, so I can do something at lunch break, or I can do it in the evening, after supper has digested a little.
It's just that the couch is so comfortable, and the idea of getting up to sweat seems almost impossible. Even though I KNOW that when I do make the effort, and exercise for even just 20 minutes, it makes me feel good.
Then there's the eating. I eat healthy, in general, but I just eat too much food. Snacking on whole-wheat crackers and peanut butter at 9:30 last night? Why? Because i wanted to sit on the couch and eat.
So I have to remember why I want to lose this 30 pounds. I want to feel good about myself, I want to be a good role model for my girls, I want to look better, I want to be more fit, and I can't get that way from sitting on the couch reading. Twenty minutes a day isn't that much - why do I have such a hard time reminding myself of that??
So tonight, after play practice, it will be 9 p.m. before I get my daughter to bed and settled down, but I'll exercise while I watch The Office. Maybe if I say it here, it will actually happen!

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GENAGIBSON 3/2/2012 10:12AM

    I did 25 minutes of weights at 9:30 - which is too late, really, but it made me feel good!

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YICHE12 3/1/2012 5:48PM

    It takes some getting used to but exercising in the morning gives you energy for the whole day. I love exercising in the morning but find that I'm doing evenings more these days. I really have to get back into my morning routine as well. Come on, emoticon

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