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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.
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STEVIEBEE569 7/18/2013 9:41AM

    I must admit that I listen to both. Sometimes, I have to give my body a break, then there's times when I get my butt right into gear.

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JOANNE_LEE 7/18/2013 9:41AM

    I feel way better when I listen to my Warrior and ignore my Lazy. That's a motivator for me now, but it took a while of back-and-forth to get there.

I'm also learning the difference between Lazy and really needing to take a break. Just took a week off and came back fired up and to break personal records on some of my weights.

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MASRITE 7/18/2013 9:38AM

    Great job and so true!! You sound like a true warrior!!!

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SUE2525 7/18/2013 9:36AM

    Very inspiring. I listened to my warrior today and I feel great!

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WOOFGANG 7/18/2013 9:34AM

    uh-oh....my Lazy is not going to be happy that I read this blog!

wonderful, thanks!

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NESHAMA123 7/18/2013 9:33AM

    Thanks for a great blog. I am having a warrior week!
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BLUSKYS 7/18/2013 9:33AM

    Excellent points, I have so been there. Your blog is very inspiring :)

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DAKOTAHKAT 7/18/2013 9:32AM

    Awesome blog! I'm going to print it out and put it on top of my alarm clock so I feel it when I hit the snooze button.

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HLOCHRIDGE 7/18/2013 9:31AM

    My Lazy has completely overpowered me! Serious need of motivation!

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JCD1127 7/18/2013 9:31AM

  Great blog. In this heat my lazy is pretty loud! emoticon

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RHONDAWI 7/18/2013 9:28AM

  emoticon I really needed this today! My Lazy was winning out, but now I know My Warrior will win!!
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ROYALMAMMA3 7/18/2013 9:24AM

    Truly inspirational. I really needed this today, emoticon
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KEDWARDS83 7/18/2013 9:23AM

    Great way to think about it!

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NOISY_BY_NATURE 7/18/2013 9:22AM

  Awesome post! emoticon

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DIXIEDD 7/18/2013 9:20AM

    I should have seen this sooner.I wouldn't have been lazy. I even set the alarm to go off at 5:30 and was awake before it went off. NO MORE! I am a Warrior.

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GABABS 7/18/2013 9:17AM

    Thanks for this fantastic blog. The past week, I've been listening to my Lazy. Time to shut her up.

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AZARAEL11 7/18/2013 9:14AM

    I too can relate, today I am struggling with both, my lazy is trying to get the best of me which is not good because I am at work & need to be in my warrior mode...God and my children are the force behind my strength and so I will ignore Mr. Lazy and take those stairs rather then elevator, that's the warrior within me! God Bless..stay focused and positive! emoticon

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KKNICA 7/18/2013 9:14AM

    Completely understood and connected to every word, excellent blog! You've come a long, long, longlong way! You look fantastic, incredible job!

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RICHARJ 7/18/2013 9:09AM

    Lazy almost got me just this morning, but I Got up anyway & Walked!

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MOMMYOF2BOYSS 7/18/2013 9:08AM

  i listen to my lazy side for way to long. I found a picture of myself for 7 years ago and made me almost cry to see what i let my lazy side turn me into. I'm done being lazy and I'm going to listen to my warri emoticon or!

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BULLTERRIERMOM 7/18/2013 9:07AM

  This morning, the alarm went off, and I hit the snooze button, because my Lazy's reasoning was "you can go to the gym after work." I almost gave in (I did for 15 minutes), but my warrior quietly urged me to get up and "Just go to the gym". I did and had a great workout!

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NIKKIJ55 7/18/2013 9:06AM

    My warrior kicks my lazy's butt almost every day thank goodness! Not always as hard as I would like though!

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BLUENOSE63 7/18/2013 9:05AM

  My Warrior delights in kicking the Lazy's ass as much as possible....6 days a week.

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PBPHILLIPS62 7/18/2013 9:04AM

  my mr. lazy calls my mr. drinky and its party time for them, bad for me. i don't drink to excess, but it's amazing how much 1 or 2 drinks will depress a persons metabolism!

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QUAIL75 7/18/2013 9:01AM

    Great blog! My warrior's voice used to be quiet and meek but is now loud and strong and is kicking my lazy's butt. emoticon

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SOFT_VAL67 7/18/2013 8:55AM

    sadly, this morning i listened to my lazy, and now, here i sit, wanting to listen to my warrior and get in that walk, but, my sons g/f is hogging the bathroom, so i cant even get in there to brush teeth and put on walking clothes, lol, oh well, i will learn to listen wont i!!!

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TIMEHASCOME56 7/18/2013 8:55AM

    Go Warrior

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MOMMA2SKI 7/18/2013 8:49AM

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PHILIPP54 7/18/2013 8:48AM

    I tend to be very democratic and listen to both. LOL I know that is bad. Over the past several weeks the warrior has been too darn quiet, lazy has won more than I care to admit. I am going to go kick my warrior in the butt and see why he is taking a siesta.

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CHRISBEM 7/18/2013 8:47AM

    I can really relate to this

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MNNICE 7/18/2013 8:46AM

    Your Lazy comes to visit me sometimes, I think.............. Way to go, mighty warrior Shelby!

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PAULOBRY 7/18/2013 8:46AM

    Go Xena, go!

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BUFFALO63 7/18/2013 8:44AM

    Loved this! Go Warrior!!!

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PATRICE_E 7/18/2013 8:40AM

    Let's hear it for Warrior Shelby!!! Great post! emoticon

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DCGAL9 7/18/2013 8:39AM

  What a great perspective! I lovel it!

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MARILYNNBARR 7/18/2013 8:37AM

  You are a warrior! I enjoyed reading your blog

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MAKBABE 7/18/2013 8:37AM

    Great way to think about it!

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02KONG 7/18/2013 8:29AM

  Wow, awesome post, thanks for the reminder. My lazy has been kicking my warrior's butt lately. Turning that around now, going to go dust off the treadmill!! :)

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JULABELLE 7/18/2013 8:21AM

    That was just amazing! emoticon

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BETHKLUTH 7/18/2013 8:20AM

    Awesome post!

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CARYA52 7/18/2013 8:16AM

    Great blog! Thank you! I'm reading it at 7:15 as I get ready to head out and walk my dogs on a 2.5 mile walk. Get out there and fight!

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WILDFLOWER521 7/18/2013 8:06AM

    Love your blog emoticon

Now, if I can just put it into effect.

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CELIAMINER 7/18/2013 7:59AM

    Super blog! I call my Lazy "Denial." I just kept telling myself things like, "I eat lots of fruits and veggies," while denying all recollection of the chips, candy, popcorn, and wine crossing my lips. Or "But I walk a lot," when it wasn't true, just the memory of the days when I did walk a lot. Thanks for sharing your Lazy and your Warrior!

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HUTC0100 7/18/2013 7:53AM

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JERZRN 7/18/2013 7:49AM

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DONNELDA22 7/18/2013 7:43AM

    Excellent emoticon

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OFGREENGABLES 7/18/2013 7:36AM

    the last line was amazing!

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NEENSTER1 7/18/2013 7:30AM

    Love It!!! You hit the nail on the Head. I think everyone goes through this for sure. Be Encouraged and take emoticon at a time.. emoticon Blog!

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NELLJONES 7/18/2013 7:25AM

    Overcoming the Lazy is the first step to discipline. Which is another word for Habit.

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