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Thursday, October 31, 2013

I have this annoying habit of thinking I need to spend money on motivation, or to help me get going, or whatever. I've bought equipment, clothing, dvd's, I was even recently on a personal trainer's website thinking, hmm, maybe....

You can't buy it, but you sure can earn it! Motivation. Self-respect. Happiness, even. I'm still on a super-slacker kick, and yesterday I did a little exercise just to break the recent negative inertia of doing no exercise, day after day. I was surprised by how much of a boost I felt after I got it done.

Lately I've been feeling like, jeez feeling happy with myself is SO much work! I know the healthy lifestyle feels good, but then when I fall out of the habits and feel crappy, it just looks like such a hassle to get back into it! Even though it's worth every shred of effort and thought to do! Lame.

Today I'm feeling half-crappy, and I've decided to make some effort regardless. It's worth it.

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BOOKAPHILE 10/31/2013 8:41PM

    Good for you that you exercised anyway. It's a very good habit to get into, and it's so easy to let it fall by the wayside if you don't make it a priority. We have to encourage each other to get to it...and then DO it!

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TIGTAZ325 10/31/2013 6:52PM

    I know what you mean but you can do it!!! I've just gotten back on the exercise track again the past week but I haven't been really pushing myself. It is so much work to make these new habits stick! But like they say....if you are tired of starting over, stop quitting. I'm trying to take those words to heart and stop quitting my habits. There are days I just don't feel like doing any of it. I've been allowing myself Sundays to relax a little bit - maybe skip a workout but I still aim for 10k steps a day so I still attempt to move a little bit.
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GBSLIM 10/31/2013 12:40PM

    emoticon YOU GO GIRLFRIEND!

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JES_IN_ME 10/31/2013 12:39PM

    I know what you mean! I felt so good about myself when I was exercising regularly, but then I let my natural laziness take over, and now it's such a huge effort to get back into it! I have workout clothes, dvds, equipment, and none of it is getting any use! Hold onto that feeling you had after exercising yesterday, use it to push yourself to repeat it!


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