the importance of my exercise streak
Sunday, September 12, 2010
I've been exercising every day for at least 30 minutes since April 18. Sometimes it's just a 30-minute walk, but usually I'll get 45 minutes or more in.
True confession: there are many days when I'd like to just skip the exercise! There are so many other things to do, and sometimes I'm tired (or lazy!) or I'd rather not work up a sweat. Today was another one of those days... But since I have a streak going, I CAN'T QUIT.
At 7pm I decided I couldn't put it off any longer, especially if I wanted to do something outside. I put on my jogging clothes and dragged myself out. I told myself I only had to do 30 minutes. At 7 minutes 30 seconds I told myself I was 25% done. But by then I was thinking, well, maybe I could eke out 45 minutes if I could still see the sidewalk then (between sweaty glasses and the sun going down early that can be a real issue).
So this evening I got in 45 minutes of jogging. And I'm thankful for that exercise streak, because it's what motivates me to get up/out and get going.