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What's my excuse...to start?


Tuesday, March 05, 2013

My program on SparkCoach today was about making excuses not to exercise. I admit, this is one I have been very guilty of - I don't have time, I didn't get up early enough, I am too tired.

But, these are just excuses. I am trying to get up earlier to make time. I am forcing myself to do something when I get home from work - even if it is something as silly as doing little OCD tics like stepping up and down off of a single step 15 times before I go upstairs to bed.

My SparkCoach program said to stop making excuses - I say I need to start making excuses TO exercise.
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FIREFLY_MEDIC 3/13/2013 5:23PM

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NORWOODGIRL 3/5/2013 9:19PM

    I'm a believer! emoticon

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MARTY728 3/5/2013 12:53PM

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BUSYGRANNY5 3/5/2013 12:21PM

    Love the suggestions made by COWGRLKT! Make a standing appointment with YOURSELF... treat it like you would any other appointment that you could NOT miss!!
It WILL become habit!

Keep on keeping on!!!

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COWGRLKT 3/5/2013 10:31AM

    I was doing the same thing and here is my suggestion to you:

Commit to it. commit for 30 days. Agree to work out 5 days a week, 30 minutes a day minimum for 30 days.

I was absolutely doing the same thing and here is what I have found. I feel LESS tired if I work out. Working out is ENERGIZING. I know that sounds bassackwards, but I am telling you the truth.

I started this a month ago and I can tell you I am actually waking up ON MY OWN at 4:45am excited to get to the gym and get my workout in. I never thought that would be me, but it is.

I have started working out 45 minutes in the mornings MWF and 1 hour evenings T/Th. It works. It really works. You wouldn't believe how much better you can feel. I have found for me it is easier to get up in the morning and do it because:
1. I don't get behind in my day and cut out exercise that I "don't have time for".
2. It inspires me thru the day to eat right and I feel more energetic.
3. I feel better about myself after I do it.

If you "kind of do it" it will "kind of work" but if you REALLY do it, it will REALLY work. Commit. Give it 30 days and see if I'm right. I DARE YA!

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