Why is it....

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

"Why is it" so easy to sit on that couch and wish we were going out for a walk?
"Why is it" that can't we remember how great we feel after exercising, and instead feel terrible that we didn't.

It's so easy to fall into that rut. Too tired to exercise, to tired to eat right, etc. If I didn't constantly push myself, I know I would end up disabled and living on my couch. I still think this is why my Grandmother ended up in a wheelchair her last 7 years of life. She stopped moving and just sat in a chair.

10 weeks ago, I found a program (Thank God) that turned me around. I was doing so good last fall, and then the holidays started and "why is it" every year from Thanksgiving until around March 15th, I just can't get motivated. Maybe it is SAD, I'm not sure. Luckily, at the end of March I started a wellness program that got me on track. I actually went on vacation 2 weeks ago and missed my workouts and eating plan. I liked the program so much that I signed up for 8 more weeks.

My goal at the end of the program is to complete a 5k. The last race I ran was in 2000, the day before my 39th birthday. A few months after that I hurt my back and was not able to run. The program I'm on now, not only strengthened my back, but it got me jogging again.

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    Well said!
    1763 days ago
    I am so with you on this!! I can so easily talk myself out of exercise. But once I finish going for a walk or doing something I feel like I have accomplished so much and I feel great. So why do I talk myself out of it. It was a wellness program at work that has reinspired me this past few weeks. Such a needed thing! It is great that the program you found helped you get jogging again. So much for me is accountability. Now I am asking my son to come walking with me (my husband said the only walking he wanted to do was to the couch to lay down LOL). He helps motivate me and loves to get outside. We can do this! Sparkpeople has help me find other people like you that totally get the things I use to hold myself back. Just keep on going, you will get to your 5k!! emoticon
    1766 days ago
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