Thursday, November 01, 2012
Ok I am going to digress before I get to the best part.
A few weeks ago I finished the 28 Day Boot Camp Challenge and had established a daily routine of getting in my 10 minute workout first thing in the morning before going to work. I thought that I was great and would just continue down that road but boy was I wrong. My intention was there and for a few days so was my motivation but then something happened, what's new right?
First one day passes and then two and before I knew a whole week had gone by. Now I could put some of the blame on my DH because our car broke down and after working all evening on it he just wasn't up for going for our daily walk/run route. I am not going to do that though because I am the one that chooses to not go because he doesn't. (in my defense we usually go at 8pm and it is dark for me to go by myself is not safe)
Sooooooooo, now here I am at almost 3 weeks since the last time we went for our walk/run and I can count on one hand how many days I actually did anything that counts as exercise during that time too. It is like my motivation flew the coup and I had no idea how to get it back.
Well guess what people!!!! That motivation wasn't gone it had just wavered because I "lost" my exercise buddy. But he never did the videos with me so why did I stop doing those everyday? Well if I wasn't doing my daily cardio what was the point in doing the rest of it! Right?!? I know, I know, what kind of thinking is that?
So here I am finally realizing that I only have myself to blame and that if I want to make it in the journey I have to motivate me and not expect someone else to keep holding my hand.
When I was doing really good I signed up to do the 5k Trick or Trot Walk/Run, which I was trying to get to where I would be able to run all of it but that didn't happen. Since I have haven't been working out for a few weeks I just figured that I would just not do the 5k either. Then I got a call last night from my neighbor to see if I wanted to go out for a walk. I took her up on the offer and guess what!?!?
I started today out with a 10 minute video for ab work, did my 5k walk/run, and still went for a walk with my neighbor again tonight. The moral of this story is if I do something today then tomorrow I will want to do more. Now that I have figured that out I can kick myself out of the house to get my walk in early so that I will be motivated to start the day out with a workout video in the morning.
Don't give up on yourself because sometimes you are all you have.