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Spending too much time on frivolous things and no time for exercise!!!!


Thursday, June 26, 2014

I arrived home from vacation in the mountains & had a lot of time to think. I was reading Bobbie's blog and she mentioned how much time and energy she spent on the issue with her home. I to spend too much time on things that are frivolous, however Bobbie's situation is a lot more involved & much more serious. Sometimes it is good to get away and come back with fresh new ideas regarding our selves. I want to look at each day as one single day instead of lumping all my days I have coming and already feel like a failure. I have a tendency to look at all the tomorrows that are not even here yet, and worry.
I need to be more consistent in planning meals, I got away from that, it was turning out to be anything thrown together and it was not a good thing. Using the excuse of too tired after work to walk, when I even know how good I felt after walking. Why would anyone stop when they know in their mind how good it felt??? Any one out there have an answer for that one??/
Judy
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EILEEN828 6/28/2014 1:34AM

    The trick is to change it from a have to into a want to. Put it in you r mind that it is a treat and you're indulging yourself. Sometimes this is easier said than done, but if you look back at it you'll see that is just what you did.

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MEXGAL1 6/26/2014 6:57PM

    Hum, I sure get it. It's tough sometimes to "just do it"...and you are right, we know how good we will feel if we get her done. I was just about ready to fall asleep on the couch....sleepy...so I forced myself to get up and go do something so I wouldn't nap so I would sleep through the night. Feeling awake now!

Like the other day, we went to court early so no time to walk the dogs in the morning. When we got out I told myself that I needed to walk them when I got home...didn't feel like it at all..so I gave myself permission to walk just part of the way. Well once I got out there I felt good and kept going the full 4 miles. So perhaps trick yourself like that and if you only do part...so be it.

I am a planner and do things like prepare meals for tomorrow the night before so they just have to be heated up. But it's not fair either as I do not have a job. Lucky to be retired. I do remember those days though and for sure remember "throwing something together for dinner"...but I only kept good things in the house to choose from.

You can do this. I know you can
Have a great evening.
Sallie

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 6/26/2014 4:14PM

    I think it is one of life's little mysteries as to why it is so hard to get going on exercise even when we know it is so good for us and we usually feel so much better after doing it!

If you solve that mystery, let me know!

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 6/26/2014 4:14PM

    I think it is one of life's little mysteries as to why it is so hard to get going on exercise even when we know it is so good for us and we usually feel so much better after doing it!

If you solve that mystery, let me know!

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 6/26/2014 4:13PM

    I think it is one of life's little mysteries as to why it is so hard to get going on exercise even when we know it is so good for us and we usually feel so much better after doing it!

If you solve that mystery, let me know!

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2BDYNAMIC 6/26/2014 3:45PM

    No concrete answers Judy, other than life happens.' .......... Don't beat yourself up at all ........... I had a health issue last month that took it's toll and I am STILL trying to get on top of things but completely exhausted! ............ So today's priority for me is to rest, then back to work Friday ............. Take one day at a time and you can get it back where you want it to be. How were the mountains? ............... I love the mountains, so peaceful and beautiful ............. emoticon ......... You will be ok. ........... ((hugs)) ............ Jan

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THINFITFEMINIST 6/26/2014 3:44PM

    The issue isn't about why we feel good and don't continue to do it. The issue is why we are afraid of succeeding. Especially consistently. The answer: fear and guilt. That 2-headed monster strikes and we go run and hide from our better good. Best to simply stare it down, smile gently and continue on.

Ok, so I gather you are committed to doing your program. You mentioned a bit about walking and something about preparing foods. Wouldn't you think it would be a great idea to put in a blog specifically what your program entails? I think it would make a great read.

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