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Don't Wanna!

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

All night at work tonight I was dreading going to the gym. I kept thinking "I just don't want to go!" As I was leaving work tonight, I was still very much in the "no way!" mindset. Lo and behold, when I pulled out of the driveway at work, I turned left towards the gym instead of right towards home.

Even at this point, I was still not wanting to work out. I thought "I'll just do 20 minutes of cardio, then leave. No S.L.E.D., nothing extra, that's it." I changed into my workout clothes, stretched and as if on auto-pilot, walked over to the S.L.E.D. cabinet. Halfway through my S.L.E.D. workout I was STILL thinking how much I did not want to be at the gym. Even with that mindset, I worked hard (and worked up a great sweat!). I completed my reps and headed towards the treadmill. Before I knew it, I was working on my Couch to 5K program. Running. Walking. 30 solid minutes of cardio.

Even with all of that negative self-talk, that horrible attitude heading in, my general sense of "meh", I still got a great workout in. And you know what? I'm glad I did. As I walked out of the gym, I thought "MAN! I'm glad I did that!"

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KARENLEIGH32 2/5/2013 2:58PM

    Same here, a couple of weeks ago I had almost completely talked my self out of exercising. But I had a streak going so decided to go for 10 mins only and I stayed for an hour! Funny how your mind can do something completely on autopilot!

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SKINNIESOMEDAY 2/5/2013 2:56PM

    Girl you must be on auto pilot !! That's good.... feels good to know you can be there and be your own best friend without having to have someone else motivate you !!
awesome job !!

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RLLRKAT 2/5/2013 12:59PM

    I was very much that way this morning when I got up. I went into the living room to find it all re-arranged and NOT conducive to working out. I almost threw my hands up in the air and said to heck with it. However, I heard in the back of my mind "It's not really a commitment then is it?" Well, guess I'll workout after all.. :) Did a 20 min SparkPeople Video and boy do I feel good!

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DEELREID2012 2/5/2013 9:14AM

  Love this! and GOOD FOR YOU! you didn't talk yourself out of it!!!! Keep up the great things you are doing for yourself. emoticon

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BEFIT014 2/5/2013 7:14AM

    I had one of those days yesterday! Didn't wanna work out, noway no how! Like you, tho, I did it! Gotta love those endorphins!

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SEAWAVE 2/5/2013 5:56AM

    I often don't feel like going to the gym, but once I get going it reminds me how much stronger I am, how much more stamina I have, and I get out of there on such a high. You're right - I never regret working out or going to the gym! That's one of the reasons I joined the 10-minute challenge and the 5% challenge. I talk myself into 10 minutes, and I'm there at least an hour!
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ALEXSGIRL1 2/5/2013 5:41AM

    love this. sometimes at work I spend the whole day saying positive things i will go to the gym I will have a good time. I think about how great you feel the moment you get off the tread mill. try to change it around next time. Every one has no days . you beat a no day and that is awesome hugs

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