Excuses for not working out
Sunday, January 27, 2013
This was my challenge for the day - to list the excuses I may try to use and then find ways to combat them. I've actually been doing really well with this since I started up again. Oddly enough, I've actually put more on myself than previously. I will say that I added it gradually. First was just adding 10 minutes of cardio on the days I didn't go to the gym. Then I added some strength training as well. I spilt it up so I focus on my core one day, my arms the other. I have yet to miss a workout or the 10 minutes of cardio since I started back up on the program on the 7th.
And I've sometimes wanted to skip them. The gym - I get up at 3:25am to be there for 4am. I'm still sleeping for all practical purposes. I just get the workout in before my body realizes it. ;) The mornings I'm feeling too tired to get up at that hour, I talk myself into going by reminding myself I'm only going to get about 35 more minutes of sleep even if I skip the work out. I'll still need a shower and to get dressed. Literally all I would get back is the time I'm working out (25 minutes) and some stretching(10 minutes). Not enough to make skipping worth it.
The 10 minutes on the other days? Well, it is after all, only 10 minutes. Could be dancing, could be walking. Ten minutes. Anyone can do 10 minutes.
Then there is the C25K training. So far, it's a 20 minute workout. It isn't an easy one. But I really want to do it. I don't want to be a runner. I want to run in *this* 5K in June. I want to run it annually. I don't want to embarrass myself. I want to feel some pride in accomplishing something I've never done before.