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Lagging motivation

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

I went for a walk at lunch today, but it was a short, slow walk. As I was changing my clothes I realized I was wearing a Wonderbra - no running today! It was difficult to get myself out the door. I found all kinds of plausible excuses to not walk. But I have pledged to walk every day at lunch. So I did.

My desk calendar has a mileage suggestion on every Saturday. Last weekend, I was supposed to ride 45 miles (or hills - hills are always an option). I managed 32 on a route with some hills. (One I walked up part of the way.) I look at next month, and the weekend before the surgery, I'm supposed to ride 57 miles.

There's a part of me that wants to chuck all my plans out the window and slack off until after surgery. I'm pushing back against that desire. I know that I will feel better post-op if I stick to my routine pre-op. But I still have a nagging voice asking, "What's the point?"

Maybe I'm just tired. Perhaps I'll actually get to bed early tonight and catch up on some sleep. No matter what, though, I will work out tomorrow. It's what I do, and it's worth it.
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SPEEDYDOG 5/21/2013 12:17PM

    I can understand that you are having trouble with motivation considering the reason and the extent of your upcoming surgery.

Sticking to your routine will not only help you recover quickly but may take your mind off the surgery for just a little while.

Thanks. Bruce

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MISSG180 5/15/2013 6:49PM

    It's easy to lose momentum, but you will feel much better about yourself if you don't let it happen. Keep on going! You can do it!

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DELIA38961 5/15/2013 4:17PM

    keep going ..you've come too far to quit now...best wishes

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