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Thursday, July 25, 2013

Well, it was a zero motivation day. No reason, everything was fine at work, family etc. DH was going to be at work when I got home from work so all I thought about all day was getting home, changing into comfy clothes, vegging out on the couch with the remote.

But I had promised myself to keep following the 10K training plan in preparation for my first 10K in September. I had planned a three-mile run tonight but I just didn't feel like it and that was that.

I did the usual when I'm lacking motivation, I posted on my status that I planned to go home and run. Then I posted it on my team check-in. Then I read some blogs.

I commented on a blog that I post statuses and write blogs that seem so positive but really I'm just trying to pull myself from slipping into a funk. When I try to boost another spark member, I'm really talking to myself as well as trying to encourage them. If I post it, I must do it!

So I got home, got on the computer and felt myself fading. I read about a spark member who is sidelined with an injury and wanted so badly to go running but could not. That was it, I made myself get dressed and get out there. How could I be lazy when I am perfectly able to get it done!

I started out horribly, I felt heavy and clumsy. I had to keep telling myself that I've done this countless times before, now get it in gear, shoulders back and down, abs in, get your breathing right. Slowly it got better and I finished with I think my best time for three miles, I have to look back.

I had several tunes on my iPhone moving me along but in the back of my mind, I heard "It's Possible" from Cinderella, the only TV version in my book, with Leslie Ann Warren. It was my favorite when I was a little girl. I so badly wanted that dress that she wore to the ball.

So let me take you on a four-minute trip back to the sixties when the fairy Godmother helped Cinderella get ready for the ball as they sang "It's Possible".

When you come up with reasons why you can't, keep telling yourself "It's Possible".

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    We all get into those funky moods Kellie. You did a great job of pulling yourself up by the boot straps. Your right about trying to keep our blogs positive and supportive for others, but a lot of times they are just us talking to ourselves on paper too. emoticon
    1424 days ago
    You are awesome! Isn't it odd how the runs we don't want to do an start so horribly, can turn into the runs we are most proud of.
    Your blog is helping me get ready for my run this morning! Thank you :)
    1429 days ago
    emoticon you ROCK!!!!!!!!!!!
    1429 days ago
    Super Blog. You are a total inspiration to me!!
    1429 days ago
    Nice blog and so very true about being motivated or inspired by reading other blogs

    Nice update of "I think therefore I am" also. Descartes, right?

    I remember that Cinderella movie. I was planning my wedding and actually looked for a similar dress.
    1429 days ago
    I love your honesty! I've been having to tell myself to keep putting that one foot in front of the other too lately. Summer is so busy with chores, and then the watering the few flowerbeds I have left, that I run out of steam

    Good for you.. you did it and I'll bet you're feeling pretty darned good about now!!1
    1430 days ago
    Great job getting it done! You are emoticon !
    1431 days ago
  • KANOE10
    That is a great job of overcoming inertia and getting your training done. I do the same thing. I post that I am going to exercise to motivate myself to do it. I also put on my workout clothes to remind myself that I am going to exercise.

    You have found some excellent ways to get yourself out of the door and exercising!

    1431 days ago
    Awesome!!! Glad you got it done.
    1431 days ago
    All the 12 Step Programs work by relying on God and other people. Self help doesn't work because we all have shaky moments, and it only takes a couple of weak moments to undo weeks of work. Rely on others, and let them rely on you. When you support another person, you support yourself. If you run low on strength, use someone else's. We aren't meant to do this alone.
    1431 days ago
    Well done you. And you're so right - that's what they mean about accountability I guess. It doesn't need to be to a specific person, just to the outside world in general works - if you say you're going to do something - out loud or written on a blog - your monkey brain starts bugging you to go do it.
    I'm going to follow your lead on that and get back to more frequent blog entries - and sharing what I'm GOING to do rather than just what I already did.
    Like you remind us, whatever crazy dream we are following on our road to begin stronger, fitter, healthier - "It's possible!".

    1431 days ago
    I can totally totally relate!!!
    1431 days ago
    LOVE this! I really believe that overcoming those hurdles like you had today are what make us stronger. The power that comes from getting it done in spite of so much is tremendous and will propel you ahead. I needed this blog. I needed to read how you got through it. I need to push myself harder - just like you!
    1431 days ago
    The Williamsburg players (Williamsburg, Virginia's local actors/actress) performed the Stage production for Cinderella and I had an opportunity to sing that song along side others both in the middle of the play and at the end and it is both beautiful and inspirational.
    Give yourself a pat on the back- you overcame an obstacle today when others gave up.
    1431 days ago
    You have expressed this SO WELL. My husband bought a PIE at the store today and when we got home I SO WANTED A PIECE!

    So I blogged about how I would not eat any, and it is time for bed and...I did not have any. Thank you for explaining this phenomenon!
    1431 days ago
    You have expressed this SO WELL. My husband bought a PIE at the store today and when we got home I SO WANTED A PIECE!

    So I blogged about how I would not eat any, and it is time for bed and...I did not have any. Thank you for explaining this phenomenon!
    1431 days ago
    Good job on the run!
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  • SUGAR0814
    Awesome!! I needed your motivation to move today!! emoticon
    1431 days ago
    Great job! Remember with running, it's the first steps of getting out the door that's the hardest...
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    You're awesome!!! Give yourself a pat on the back.
    1431 days ago
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