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They're right... I AM worth it!

Saturday, June 02, 2012

We don't necessarily agree on what "it" is, but I am worth it! Today, the "it" for me is a run.

I've got too much going on right now and expect it to be that way for at least the rest of the year. I am often overly tired, which means I am more susceptible to crankiness, irritability, depression, meanness, frustration, and a sense of overwhelm. It took me about a month, but I finally came to terms with the idea that I was going to have to adjust my New Year's resolution and admit to myself that 1000 miles would not be feasible for me this year. It took even longer to decide to take my walking and finally let myself actually work toward running again, but I have not really set a hard goal for my running other than making it through the "You Can Run a Mile Without Stopping" plan (find it at www.sparkpeople.com/reso
). Without a definite goal, I find that my workouts are not a priority for me and so rarely occur.

When I want one, I always remind myself why I do not have time. "I should be doing this or that, or maybe that other thing. If not that, I should be sleeping or doing something productive." I think my husband or the world will think, "Why is she wasting her time running when she should be {blank}?" (My husband has never been non-supportive toward my workouts, and has never once suggested that my time would be better spent doing something else. This is just the way my mind works. emoticon)

I was looking at my fitspo on tumblr and found one that said, "Exercise is a time to let your mind unwind." I realized it had been too long since I'd allowed myself a workout. My first thought was, once again, "I don't have time." Then I realized it didn't matter. This is what I needed, so I changed and went for a run. It felt good. I felt good. And I still feel good. My mind unwound and I realized I really am worth it!!!

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    When I'm stressed, working out really helps me through it. I don't think you need to kill yourself with spending so much time working out necessarily, but a 20-30 minute run at a fast pace is great stress relief.

    2115 days ago
  • YIWEN39
    Of course you are worth IT :-) Let your mind unwind emoticon
    Totally get the grasp of the little voices though... why is it so hard to listen to the supportive ones? Whatever happened to positive screening? ;-)
    Take care! emoticon
    2115 days ago
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