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!