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My Lazy vs. My Warrior

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Monday, June 24, 2013

"But I Don't Wanna!!!"

Does your body ever tell you this? Say, when your alarm goes off in the morning and you're just so comfy cozy in your bed? I know mine does.

They say you're supposed to listen to your body. (Well, at least that's the excuse I use when I don't wanna).

Then I realize, 'Hey, that's not my body. That's my Lazy kicking in.'

My Lazy. That little voice that makes things sound so good. That thing that makes the bad decisions sound a little less, well, bad.

Have you met your Lazy? That creature that tells you it'd just be easier to eat that cupcake on the counter than chop up the fruit in your crisper? That evil little being that says twenty more minutes in bed will feel so much better than a 2 mile jog?

I've listened to my Lazy for way too long. My Lazy got me to 265 pounds. My Lazy had me creeping towards diabetes and heart disease, high cholesterol and a shorter life span.

My Lazy needs to be a little less, well, lazy.

My Lazy hasn't liked me the past several mornings. My Lazy tried to get me to roll over when the alarm went off.

My Lazy has been defeated with hikes, jogs and core exercises at 5:30am for the past week.

My Warrior is enjoying a winning streak.

My Warrior has gotten me out of bed and into my workout gear. My Warrior has gotten me outside for hikes and jogs and back inside for stretching and core work.

My Warrior has been kicking my Lazy's butt.

My Lazy has been left in the dust, wounded and disappointed. My Warrior is triumphant.

You can have all the support in the world. A top notch personal trainer. Kids who want to cheer you on. Family and friends who revel in your accomplishments. What you really need to find is your Warrior.

My Lazy is a loud one, I tell ya. The attention seeker. The drama queen. My Warrior? Just a quiet voice inside. I found that I just needed to block out the rowdy noise to listen a little more closely so I could focus on my Warrior.

This morning, I realized my Warrior's real name is Shelby. My Warrior is me.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
GMRKITTY 8/21/2015 10:40AM

    Awesome to read first thing in the A.M. :) Ok, Lazy, you're going down!

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AMBER461 5/31/2015 7:08PM

  Thanks for the blog, and for the names you gave them lazy and warrior. I don't let lazy get to me in the mornings, I try and get up and go walking every morning.

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DONNELDA22 9/17/2013 7:03AM

    I was without the Internet for a number of months and now I'm playing caught up with my reading. I love your Lazy V Warrior. Time to take my Warrior off the shelf, dust her off and get down to business.
Thanks for sharing. emoticon

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HEIDI777 9/12/2013 3:06PM

    Thank yoU...I needed that. I rea it while on the treadmill emoticon

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TERRIJ7 8/27/2013 5:04PM

    Excellent, Shelby! I've clearly been keeping close company with my Lazy TOO much! I think my Warrior is a wimp right now--time to start building her up!

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JACKIE15108 8/23/2013 11:47AM

    This is a wonderful lazy has a loud loud voice but I will need to listen more closely for my warrior...thank you!

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    Thanks for the terrific blog. Loved the Lazy and the Warrior. Maybe giving them names will help with acknowledging and/or ignoring. Worth the try.

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SUNGIRL822 8/8/2013 1:54PM

  great, thanks!!!

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MEL-243 8/4/2013 10:42AM


Great job!
My Lazy is almost always winning over my Warrior!
I have got to get Warrior going more!!!

Thanks for posting!

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MONTREAL12 8/2/2013 4:45PM

  Never heard "him" described as "my lazy" warring with "my warrior". However, now that I have; I think "my lazy" has been given a free ride for way too long. Time for "my warrior" to re-awake and live the potential that both "he" and I have. Wishing continued success to your "warrior" in the on-going dualistic battle between the two. emoticon

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DERBIN1 7/30/2013 6:30PM

  I too hear my inner voice. I tell it to be quiet, an dread for the gym.

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SARAJANE_82 7/26/2013 12:07PM


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DIGGIE419 7/25/2013 5:24PM

    Excellent post! My first day back on SparkPeople in years, and i need to say goodbye to My Lazy. Thanks for sharing!

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LOLAJOE1 7/24/2013 10:57PM

    Thank you for such a great post! This morning I got up and my Lazy was screaming," I don't wanna." But your post made me realize that I want my Warrior to win. And then I just told my Lazy to shut her face. Thanks for reminding me what I'm working towards.

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JUNETTA2002 7/24/2013 8:54PM


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BEYONDHOPE70 7/24/2013 10:44AM

    You are right when you say that "lazy" is loud. I have been battling "my lazy" recently. But not today. My warrior is on top today. Great blog. emoticon

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APACHESTEVE 7/23/2013 11:44PM

    I've heard the voice my entire life. However, I have never heard the voice identified as accurately as you have done here. Thank you for sharing your thoughts!

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COCOONGIRL 7/23/2013 5:10PM

    AWESOME blog!!!! I love it!! I need to wake my warrior up!!!

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GOSPARK45 7/23/2013 11:42AM

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CHARLOTTEJ36 7/23/2013 10:43AM

    Fantastic blog! You've put in to words exactly how I feel ... my Lazy however has been kicking my warriors butt of late. I'm going to print out your blog and pin it to my wall as inspiration to ignore the whinging "but I don't wanna!" that I've been suffering from for too long! Thank you :) emoticon emoticon

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EFFRAYECHILDE 7/23/2013 8:32AM


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GRAMMYRHONNIE 7/23/2013 3:34AM

    And I thought that my elliptical and treadmill has contagious viruses, who knew? And the whole time Mr./Ms. Fat and Heavy Lazy was holding me down. Well thanks for the info, I'll just have to pull out the sunscreen spray, spray me down and let the Lazy slide off, then go for a great run/walk.
Great Blog! Thanks!
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DEEINWI 7/22/2013 3:37PM

    This is a emoticon blog.
So inspiring, my Lazy has been beating up my Warrior.
My Warrior needs to get me up in the morning at 3am and workout, only because When I get home from work my Lazy is, well, Lazy.
My Warrior did it from January-April, that's when lazy stepped in.
No more........hello Lazy, meet Warrior emoticon

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PEAWINKLE 7/22/2013 11:15AM

    Lately, My Lazy has been winning the battle so I need to shake up my Warrior and get her out there! Thanks for a terrific blog.

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FLAGHEAT 7/22/2013 9:34AM

    Thank you for putting into words what I've been feeling for so long! I called her my "naysayer" last week and kicked her in the teeth. Haha Great job and thanks for the motivation! emoticon

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LEANMEAN2 7/22/2013 7:33AM

    Every day is a battle.
Thanks for sharing.

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  wow! really this blog is very inspirational....really fantastic..... emoticon

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LAURIETAIT 7/22/2013 1:12AM

    My lazy and my warrior are engaged in never ending wrestling match. Who will win? I'm cheering for the warrior but she's up against the ropes right now. I think I'll go for a walk!
Great post!

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 7/22/2013 12:57AM

    So glad that your warrior is keeping your on your toes!!! What a fantastic blog!!!
Thank you for sharing...
Continued blessings and hugs,

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BARGAINSHPR 7/21/2013 9:58PM

    My Warrior was on fire last week exercised 5 days out of seven. This week Lazy won the battle. Plan to start fresh on Monday

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    I thought of this blog this morning. Get my warrior out of bed. Thank you for the little push I needed to workout before church!

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TLWARE9 7/21/2013 8:15PM

    Great blog. I can also relate to this battle within.

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MSWEEZER 7/21/2013 6:06PM

    Definitely can relate. Great Blog!!!

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CARNETTE2 7/21/2013 5:10PM

    It is a continuous struggle and I must constantly encourage my warrior to overcome my lazy. I want for my warrior to come more easily, but I think it will as I continue this journey.

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ELSAT137 7/21/2013 4:36PM

    Shelby- That is and AWESOME blog!!! You gave me goose bumps and a good dose of motivation to kick my Lazy to the curb and make sure my Warrior is making the decisions! Thanks for sharing!!!

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    Dear Wubby82,

This is an awesome blog!! You really got inside my head when I read this. I'll be working this concept for a good long while after this reading. Thank you so much for it!
Riisa emoticon

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MRSRIGS1 7/21/2013 12:05PM

    No MORE Mr. Lazy or My Lazy for me!!!! I'm going to kick him to the curb!!! emoticon

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CHERIJ16 7/21/2013 12:01AM

    I'm going to kick my lazy to the curb! Thanks for the inspiration! emoticon

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CYDE43 7/20/2013 4:46PM

  HOW DID YOU KNOW!!!!! Oh, I get it - you too.

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CISCOKID60 7/20/2013 4:32PM

  What a unique take on our inner voice! I'm afraid I listen oh so much more to my lazy than my inner warrior! But, thanks to your take on this I will be 'remembering' the big lazy when it rear's it's ugly head and of course then immediately think of the warrior! Thanks for the mental kick in the pants! You rock!

Ciscokid60 emoticon

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DOTTIEJANE1 7/20/2013 4:20PM

    What a great blog and a very interesting way to look at this journey. I shall get my warrior on . THANKS

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ITCANBEDONE2013 7/20/2013 4:19PM

  Brilliant blog! Truly inspiring! I am also having a war going on against those loud voices and its important to remember that we can chose to listen or switch them off. emoticon

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DONNA19711 7/20/2013 12:16PM

    Some days my lazy kicks in, and then my warrior takes over, and kicks lazy to the curb. Great message, thanks for sharing.

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DEEALLEN9100 7/20/2013 8:50AM

  What an inspiration! Keep up the good work. emoticon

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LILORITA 7/20/2013 6:16AM

    Thanks for the interesting blog. Good luck to your warrior!

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NASFKAB 7/20/2013 5:46AM

  WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!! great thanks

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