Monday, September 10, 2012
For months, maybe like 12 :-) I have been in this no win cycle of knowing deep down inside that early morning exercise is best for me, but then sabotaging myself into believing that I am just too tired and CAN'T get out of bed, "I'll sleep in this morning and I'll workout tonight when I get home." Then I get home and there's really not much left of me for working out and there's tons of other things that need done. Not kidding, this has been the story of my life everyday for far too long. I even set my alarm every night early enough to workout in the morning, just to reset it once it goes off "too early". I almost did the same thing this morning. I did lay in bed longer than I should have, having this debate in my brain whether to do the same thing I always do or actually get out of bed and do something. But the words I read a few weeks ago of another blogger kept running through my head...I have never regretted a workout, but I have regretted skipping them. I have felt regret for far too long. So I got up and did the 30 Day Shred. I could have easily used laying in bed too long as another common excuse for me "Now it's too late and I won't have time to get ready for work". But I did it and will just have to clean up the best I can without my full getting ready routine that I do most mornings. And how does it feel....GREAT! Yesterday I was having that regular conversation with friends about losing weight. And when I started talking about my struggles they said, "But you are such a determined person." And I am, in every other aspect but my health and that needs to change. I have things I want to do, besides just being skinnier, like go backpacking with my hubby and I finally want to say that I'm a runner someday. And my hubby and I have talked about taking a bike trip where we just ride to a different destination each night and camp. I think that would be so fun, but I can't do that or take a backpacking vacation if I don't get in better shape. And that's not gonna happen unless I make it!