Now That's Dedication!
Monday, January 04, 2010
It took me a long time to get where I am today when it comes to my exercise routine. In the past I would start program, keep with it for a short period of time and then let it fall by the wayside. Each time I wondered why I lost interest. All the usual suspects emerged when I tried to place the blame. "I'm too busy, too many hours at work, life is too hectic, I can't get to the gym......blah, blah, blah. When I started my latest journey, I knew this time it could be different. I had the right mindset and it paid off for me. In 2008 I bragged that I only missed 5 days of my scheduled exercising. Not bad I thought. In 2009 when I tallied my days, I was elated to see that I had only missed 2 days! One because of a bout of vertigo ( so dizzy I couldn't stand without falling) and the second because we were traveling. Sure there were days when I didn't want to get up at 5:30 to get my running in before work, but I did and I felt better for it. My family says I'm crazy to get up so early just for exercising, but it is finally ingrained into my day and I wouldn't want to do anything to endanger that. Now when the alarm goes off I don't ask questions. I get out of bed and I'm on my way. This WILL NOT change if I have anything to say about it! Now that's dedication!