Thursday, August 23, 2012
I think everyone probably feels that way at least once. I know (KNOW) I need to get back on the wagon. I KNOW I need to eat right and exercise. I just DON'T. I've gotten back to the excuses. They all sound great. My ankle is sore. My head hurts. I swam yesterday so that is better than cycling. I will swim when it warms up (but it rains instead). So many floating around here I'm about to drown in excuses. I need a life preserver. But I'm not sure if I'd grab it or run from it at this point.
So for now I'm just going to declare myself a prisoner of war and not believe a word I say. I KNOW what I need to do so I'm just going to DO it. My ankle hurts? Get on the bike - very little compact or movement of the ankle. My head hurts? Endorphins will knock that headache out! I swam yesterday? Well working out today on top of that will be TWICE as good. I will swim later? Why not now and get it out of the way? Too cold? Just hop on the weights instead then.
The sad thing about this post is that there are so many others like this one on this blog and the site in general. So many pep talks. So many realizations. Yet here I am. If I had stuck with my plan since joining SparkPeople I'd be 6 years healthier. If I'd stuck with it the first time I returned, I'd be 4 years healthier. If I had stuck with it the second time I returned, I'd be 2 years healthier. And if I would have stuck with it this last time I returned I'd be 6 months healthier. I'm tired of saying "would be" or "would have been". I want to see "I AM".
It isn't IMPOSSIBLE!! Punctuation makes all the difference!! It's "I'M POSSIBLE!!"