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I have no excuse.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Every day I've got my gym bag packed in my car when I go to work. The gym I've now joined is right on my way home. I HAVE to drive past it. And since I'm home an hour before my husband every day and I don't have kids, I really have zero excuse to not go to the gym.

And every day, I get in my car after work and I see my gym bag there on the passenger seat. A constant reminder of the fact that I need to go to the gym. And I have a 40 minute drive in which to talk myself out of working out when I've had a bad day.

So far? At first, most days that 40 minutes was spent whining to myself about having to go to the gym. Then as I neared the gym, I'd tell myself that I had no excuse. I had whining, but no excuse NOT to go to the gym.

And I'd go. And I'd tell myself I only had to do 30 minutes. Most days I stayed longer.

And now, I look forward to that time at the gym. I know that it'll replenish ALL of the energy that gets sucked out of me during the day at work. I know that I'll push myself a little harder and at the end of the week the scale will be my friend rather than something I dread seeing.

I'm running again.

I'm even doing some simple weights in a circuit.

I'm feeling amazing.

All of these changes have been great for me. The diet changes (even if I sometimes go a little sideways and eat awfully) and the working out are great. And while the scale isn't necessarily showing as much progress as I'd hoped, my clothes absolutely are.

So yeah, I used to have a million excuses. Now I have none.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
JANEMAR2 12/12/2012 3:28PM

    Isn't it great when working out becomes just something you do rather than something you have to do.

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-POLEDANCEGIRL- 12/12/2012 3:18PM

    That is awesome!!!

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MARTY728 12/12/2012 12:48PM

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KJDOESLIFE 12/12/2012 12:09PM


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MOMMACASSEY 12/12/2012 12:09PM

    Rock on! I, too, am an expert at talking myself out of things I should really do. Or talking myself into having a treat when I really don't need one. Stuff like that. I guess it's all a part of learning the healthier habits... we need to realise where our habits are off in order to correct them.

I think you're doing great! emoticon

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BAZOOKABOBCAT 12/12/2012 11:59AM

    AWESOME!! This is perfect. Good for you. I talk myself out of going to the gym sometimes and then I feel badly about it. Good for you for ignoring that inner whiny voice!

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