I love you guys so much, I really do. I was writing this & I thought, I am being so real a family member could read this, and say, ya that's our girl alright! Thanks for letting ME be ME. I would write it even if I didn't have any replies when I write my threads, but it is nice to know certain people will write me back. I love you all!!
Edited by: GLITTERGIRL69 at: 6/2/2010 (10:09)
Fitness Minutes: (51,159) Posts: 7,388 6/2/10 7:36 A
you are so right. We are human and have to know how to get ourselves up and moving and motivatied. This is our body and it is up to us to be responsible and accountable. You got it going on. Just keep on being determined and diligent and it all turns out for the good of our health. Thnaks for being so real. It helps to know I am not the only one talking to myself about getting moving. LOL
We have all read the articles, we have heard people tell us how good it is to exercise, and we know it will help, but even those of us who know all this and LOVE to exercise JUST DON'T WANT TO DO IT SOMETIMES!
Ya, that was just where I was yesterday. I just wanted to stay home with my husband, and do nothing but lay on our couch and be lazy. I told myself that I would just go to the gym Tuesday. With a little encouragement from my husband I decide that I should listen to him. I knew that on Tuesday more likely than not I would not feel like exercising either. I had been going to the gym three days a week, and want to get back to going three days a week again.
Once I decided to go to the gym I got up and gathered my things before I started to talk myself out of it. I really enjoy exercising, you would think I would not have days like this, but you see I am trying to exercise more, get to the level I used to be at. (I was actually working out at the gym 3 times a week for a very long time, but then gradually started going less often) Change is hard even if the very act itself is already part of your lifestyle. As I was getting ready to leave I knew I had made the correct decision to get off the couch and go to the gym. When I got to the gym I was happy I was there. I walked into the locker room and realized I had put the wrong pair of shorts into my bag, and also forgot my shirt. I was wearing a little more than a causal T shirt. I normally work out in a tank top, and work out shorts. I was wearing jean shorts, and a shirt that was obvious anything but something to work out in. For a second I thought, "I can't work out in this! I am just going to go home and work out tomorrow!" As soon as the thought entered my head I thought,"No, I am NOT going to do that. I came here to exercise and I am going to do JUST THAT!" I told myself, "Who cares if someone looks at you and thinks whatever, you are here to work out not look a certain way." I was ready to exercise and get into my little zone. You know exercising can be very relaxing. I get into a little zone. It is me and my body. We are working as one. I love lifting weights and concentrating on that one muscle group. Feeling how my muscle feels as it is lifting and lowering the weight; watching my muscle contract as it works. It may sound silly or weird, but I am just being real with you, this is how I am. Working out makes me feel good. While I was at the gym I thought to myself,"See you are here, you did it. It feels good to exercise, this is what you needed to do today." I told myself," You need to stay on this Monday, Wednesday, Friday schedule. Make no excuses, don't tell yourself you can do it tomorrow, that is part of the problem. If you are determined to stick to your schedule you will always be at the gym three days a week. This is the new rule, NO exceptions, you will be at the gym Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. No other days will do!." (that is how I talk to myself) A couple hours later I was walking out of the gym, and I thought, "I did it!!!" I felt so good about myself. It has been the second week in a row that I have exercised three days a week at the gym. I AM doing to do it. I WILL get back into exercising three days a week at the gym!
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