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The Brain Gets It - why isn't the body moving?

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

I am gonna nag this exercise phobia of mine to death until I am so sick of hearing about it that I actually DO IT!!

I go through periods like this where I just wanna sit. I have a very stressful job and I tend to physically shut down. Just wanna curl up in a ball and physically vegetate.

And I WILL, sooner or later, snap out of it, but sometimes the WAIT for the MOVEMENT to begin is mentally and emotionally draining.

I KNOW I feel better when I exercise. I have no idea why I fight it so.

And it is not like I am not moving at all right now - it's just that there is no real, true effort. I climb on the elliptical and do 20, I walk and do 20-30, but it is just a matter of doing it.

I need to be engaged in the effort. Feel the effort. PUSH the effort. Make it count.

So, for today - even if it is "only 20" - it is gonna be 20 COMMITTED, POWERFUL MINUTES!!

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  • KAT573
    I find what helps me once I get started, that is, is to focus on visualizing the muscles being used for whatever I am doing.....to really make myself feel it WORKING.....you could image the musher whippersnappering that muscle.......realllllllllllllly feel it; it keeps me in the now, and in the action itself of feeling it work making it work......telling myself I will be primed to make the most of my day once energized thus, helps frequently to get me over that inertia.......

    WhOOOpsy daisy! dream done...... here I am.....in this box writing to you.......time to get tootin'! Have a good day, and gonna go be in the present as completely as I can.......

    3708 days ago
    I am so there with you.. struggling with this~ !

    I just dread working out so much~
    3709 days ago
    I wonder if you need to add something new (read: exciting) to your workout plan. I am wonderinf if your treasured eliptical has become a tad bit boring to you of late, and that perhaps you need a change. Do you have an outdoor bike? Would a bike ride with your beloved sound good to you? Or a ride alone where you could really punp all of your stress into the pedals?

    Just a thought. I get in those slumps sometimes, too, and change often helps.

    Keep up the effort. I can tell you are never going to let this beat you!
    3709 days ago
  • no profile photo EVYBIT
    I've found that if I tell myself I'm going out to walk for an hour it's too much for my brain.
    But, I tell myself that for tonight I'll just do 5 minutes.
    Once I get moving I feel better and end up doing an hour or more anyway. emoticon
    3709 days ago
    You can do it! Sometimes it's the hardest thing to get yourself moving, but once it's done, it makes you feel great! What a sense of pride you get when you know you've put your all into your workout! Keep pressing on!! It will all work out (no pun intended, lol).
    3709 days ago
    I feel the same too, BUT, I'm retired. Can't seem to get consistant with exercise. Here's to all of us feeling the strength and energy to enjoy those workouts, whatever they may be! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3709 days ago
    I feel the same way as you at the end of the day. I also have a very stressful job and I just want to shut myself away when I get home!

    At the same time I know that exercise is an amazing stress reliever but taking that first step can be a challenge!
    3709 days ago
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