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The Talk

Friday, September 10, 2010

One of the goals suggested to me this week was "give yourself a 5 minutes pep talk". I thought this might be silly, but decided to give it a try last night. I took a cup of hot chocolate out to the deck and sat there alone as evening fell, and began to talk to myself. As usual, I sensed two voices in my head.
Rebellious self: This is dumb. Who gives themselves pep talks?!
Authentic self: Well, have you ever thought that maybe LOTS of people do?
Rebellious self: But my motivation on my diet is really high, so I don't need a pep talk!
Authentic self: What about you exercise though? Here is it 7pm and you still haven't done your weight training for the day. Isn't that something you decided was important?
Rebellious self: Yes.. but I don't like it. I don't enjoy it. I don't want to do it.
Authentic self: why not?
Rebellious self: Because I am lazy. Because it is hard work.
Authentic self: So, you would rather feel bad about not achieving your goals, instead of doing a little work?
Less-rebellious self: Well, when you put it that way.. It HAS been hanging over my head all day.. I have felt weak-willed, which doesn't make me feel very proud of myself..
Authentic self: And really, it is only 20 minutes every other day.. what do you think?
So, me, myself and I, decided to get up right then and there and do the weight training.. all thanks to our little pep talk. :-)
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