Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Okay I am SOO guilty of starting and quitting more diet plans and exercise programs than I even care to remember. So I started beating myself up wondering what's wrong with me. Why couldn’t I just do it? I know for a fact that I am not lazy, I just can’t find the time. My problem is I need to make the time for ME!!
Because I work in the medical profession I know that I'm not clinically insane, however, I do have voices in my head that try to sabotage my efforts or at least any positive ones. These voices are compliments of everyone in my life that has ever told me that I couldn’t or shouldn’t do something. My most prominent voice is The Little Monster that I call “Can’t”. If you've ever had an argument with yourself like this, you may have a Little Monster too:
Me : Think I will workout this morning!
Cant (my monster): Uh, Girl you know that you’re tired.
Me: But I said I would start to workout today, yesterday.
Cant : Girl, I think you should start on Monday.
Well Monday never comes because “Cant” has a million and one excuses why I “Can’t” do something…except for eat. Can’t stays hungry!! He becomes a cheerleader when it comes to food.
So now I have learned to stop the argument with “Cant”.
• Remind myself that I am not physically tired I am in fact mentally tired. The best cure for that is physical activity
• I have my workout gear laid out the night before. This way I am ready to go and don’t have to look for anything.
• Finally I just do the Dang Thang!!! NOTHING is more rewarding than drowning “Cant” in a nice pool of sweat!! LOL