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Day 39 - In which I Stop Being Lazy

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

After being sick, my exercise / sleep schedule were very messed up... it made it difficult to get up early, it made me want to just sit around. I watched a lot of TV. I ate a lot of cheesy, salty, and fried food. Despite my healthy meal plans, I craved fat and sugar constantly. I couldn't sleep at night, I couldn't wake up in the morning. My muscles were a series of painful knots. I got cramps from SITTING ON THE COUCH. Depression reared its ugly head. I got irritable. I felt awful.


I forced myself to get up early today (coffee, thank you). I am making no more excuses. I have a goal, and sitting around wishing for it is not going to make it happen. I can't just "focus on nutrition," because my hormones need to be reset through exercise. I need to crave that banana and protein shake, instead of those Swedish fish and french fries. I know I will feel SO MUCH BETTER after working up a sweat on the treadmill and doing a bit of strength training. Soreness from ST is so much better than soreness from depression (it's like the difference between self-confidence and self-loathing). I need those natural anti-depressants, and I need my exercise to keep my eating on track. Even though my brain is putting everything it can into making excuses right now, I remember how workouts made me feel in the past. Logic trumps excuses. I want to change more than I want to make excuses.

Project MOTIVATE SELF commence:

I'm off to run and strength train!!!

Update: I feel so much better after that workout!!!!! Why oh why do I ever make excuses in the first place?

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
KENSHO 3/22/2013 12:59PM

    LOVE it!!!!!!

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BIGTRAVELER 3/20/2013 1:13AM


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KIPPER15 3/19/2013 8:42PM

    emoticon way to get yourself motivated. emoticon

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JPVALPO24 3/19/2013 1:39PM

    I love your motivation pictures too! I am also a coffee craver and it helps me wake up and get ready for the day. emoticon

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STLADEE 3/19/2013 11:06AM

    that's all you can do is GET up and GO do it and GET ur done! emoticon We know you can you done it before and continue to amaze us!

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XSCAPEREALITY82 3/19/2013 10:58AM

    Way to go!!! I really like the couch motivational poster. I may make a copy of that to put up on my wall.

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BOOKWORM27S 3/19/2013 9:40AM

    Oh, I especially love the first quote!

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HFAYE81 3/19/2013 9:19AM

    Awesome!!! That's motivation! emoticon I really want to stencil "Log off. Shut down. Go Run." on my wall next to the television!

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SPICEMWE 3/19/2013 9:18AM

    We all have our ups and downs. I'm so glad to see that you're pulling yourself up after a "down" moment. Keep pushing yourself!!!

PS: LOVE the pics. It's inspired me to update my Pinterest board with some more stuff. emoticon

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AMCLELLAN 3/19/2013 9:18AM


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SPECIFICITY 3/19/2013 9:11AM

    Way to go!!

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