Chapter 3 in The Spark

Monday, January 11, 2010

Exercise for me is very much needed. Not just for weightloss but for my mental well being as well. The funny thing is I love to exercise. I love going to the gym, love going for walks, love being active! I just don't do it. I have all the motivation and no reserves about exercising and yet I still don't find myself doing something every day. It's not a matter of time, I have little blocks of time here and there that I can. I just don't stay consistent enough with it. So I give myself a little bit of wiggle room. As long as I'm doing it at least 3 days a week right now that's ok.

Typically I do my Wii fit because I love it! It's playing games and having fun and I'm very competitive with myself so I like to see me beat my old scores. I was doing walks around my neighborhood which was easier when I had a friend coming with me. Without my friend I'll be too "busy" at night to do it. I also got a new Gazelle (think something like a ski machine) free from my future in laws. I have yet to actually use it (my excuse being my little ones would be in the way so I have to wait until they are sleeping or eating).

I see my excuses, I recognize them as excuses, I just need to do it. Don't think about it, just do it. Finding someone to do it with me will help tremendously as well. I have a couple neighbors that I could ask that might be willing. If nothing else to go for walks around the neighborhood with me.

As far as "dieting" I don't really think of it that way. I eat healthy most of the time and try to stay in the right proportions of food and it's working. I do follow the South Beach diet mostly, but I have wiggle room in that too because if I say I can't have something then that's all I'll want.

Just need to get up and do more! I have the motivation and reasons just need the determination!
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    There are times when we need to be the motivators of ourselves.
    SparkPeople has some very good articles on motivation.
    I saved them to favorites and read them on those days I find it difficult to stay
    These articles and other member blogs have helped alot.
    You are not alone.

    take care, and I hope you find your answer for staying motivated.

    love and hugs, Paula :)
    3940 days ago
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    Isn't it odd how something we like so much...that does so much for us that we are exercise...still falls through the cracks of priorities? Good for you for recognizing how important it is and dedicating more time to exercise and yourself!
    3942 days ago
    You can do it!
    3942 days ago
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