OOLALA, you're right .. upbeat music helps a whole lot. On days when I just can't stomach anything 'organized,' I will blast the stereo while I'm cleaning house and just work up a sweat that way .. sort of a '2 for 1.'
My goodness I did not NOT NOT! want to exercise today. This was last week's habit to work on, and I had a terrific exercise week - best yet. But, I'm on a PLATEAU (sorry for the yelling) and this is really really hard. Harriett was screaming, "Look, you're doing more than ever, even your husband says so, and you've been stuck for over a week, you've even gained 1/2 lb. Remember that old saying ... eat right, exercise, die anyway!." ARGGGG.
What helped? Looking at my motivation board. I know that seemed like a silly exercise, but it really has kept me going. There are some really lovely photos to remind me that I want to feel stronger, more beautiful, that I want to travel and fit better in airplane seats, and I want to be more active physically. If you haven't come to that exercise on the Spark Habits -- I really recommend it. A visual reminder ... not a negative one (a bad photo of yourself) but a 'hopeful' one, that depicts the life you really want, and your long-range goals. It got me off my butt and lacing on my shoes when I had at least 2 good reasons and several irrational ones not to.
Whew. It will have to get me through this plateau as well.
Edited by: LADYIRIS313 at: 6/22/2009 (21:01)
"We are all in the gutter, but some of us
are looking at the stars"
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