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I don't wanna!

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

That has been running through my mind all day when I thought of the gym. "I don't wanna!"... like my 4 year old tells me about eating her vegetables.

Have you had those days? When you just don't WANT to eat well or go to the gym? Yeah... me to.

Yesterday and today have been very stressful work days for me. Yesterday my calories were about 250 higher than I like, and I think I probably was eating a bit more for energy (they were very healthy calories). Today I did the opposite... DIDN'T eat (due to time) until my pounding headache forced me to go to McDonalds and get a grilled chicken sandwich (no mayo, no cheese, add bbq sauce). And all I could think today was about the need to go to the gym... and the fact that I just didn't want to.

What I DID want to do was end my day early, go home, ignore my responsibilities and curl up with a good book. Haha... like that would happen! No worries... I worked in a full 30 minutes of cardio at the gym, and a good strength training session. Then I went home, did some more work, and just ate dinner.

And you know what? I feel so much better AFTER the gym than I did before! My headache is reduced (may be due to food and water as well). My stress was relieved a tiny bit in a healthy way. The back pain from sitting so much is gone. And I'm proud of myself for meeting my goal.

I know I've had countless "I don't wanna!" days. But you know what? I've never had a single time that I've said, "Boy, I sure regret that workout!" Nope. Never. I always feel better, if only emotionally. I have, however, had many days when I laid in bed at night regretting NOT getting in a work out, or regretting the foods I'd eaten that day.

Just my thoughts for the day.

Oh... and I got a call from the surgeon's office. Insurance wants 4-6 months of documented treatment before they will approve surgery. So I'm gathering old records to see if it's been mentioned. Otherwise.... guess I'll be losing some more weight before the pannectomy! Either way, it's in God's hands.
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  • KIM22211
    really have enjoyed finding you on here and I would love to hear some updates if and when you have them!
    1737 days ago
    Doing what's right even while it still feels wrong.... That's where the growth comes from. That's inspirational! Thanks! emoticon
    1907 days ago
    I wish I could just snuggle up with a good book too somedays...

    1909 days ago
    Catching up on your blogs now that I have time. Totally can relate to the don't wanna days. I also think there are some days that you absolutely do need to curl up with a good book - it's the wisdom to know the difference that eludes me. Anyway, great thoughts, and something I will recall when I don't wanna.
    1909 days ago
    emoticon for making it a productive day despite not wanting too. I had the same feeling today. Got up at 7am, driving in the car for most of the day and helping my dad move his belongings from his apartment to our house. So I got about an hours worth of strength training in, lots of sitting on my butt and still fit in 15 minutes of cardio off my dvd. Not as productive as your wonderful self. But did it. Proud of you. Keep up the good work.

    1911 days ago
    I felt that way this morning, but I went to the gym for my Wednesday morning yoga class and then felt so good I lifted weights afterwards.
    1911 days ago
    So it sounds like they WILL pay for it once it is documented. That's great! Your doctor may have some records you can use?...Good for you on working out. It's a choice that always g=feels better. When I get the "I don' wannas", I try to stop thinking that way and tell myself to 'just get it over with' or' just do 10 minutes'. It always works and I always do more than 10 minutes! ANother trick is to get into your workout clothes. Once yo are inthem, you will be more motivated to work out.
    1911 days ago
    I agree.... I always feel much better after a workout and never sorry that I did one. Those endorphins are AWESOME!
    1911 days ago
  • CAMAEL100
    Yes, funny how we always feel better after! We need to keep that in our heads when we have the 'don't wanna' days!
    1911 days ago
    There are so many times that I just don't want to go to the gym, but much more often than not I force myself to go. Once I'm there I will bust my butt because I don't want it to be a waste of time. And like you said, I've never regretted having gone, but I have regretted it on the days that I just didn't go.

    As far as you surgery goes, I'm sure it's disappointing that they didn't just outright authorize it, but on the bright side, it sounds like it is a sure thing down the road. Perhaps God has a reason to have you wait? I think that's how I'd look at it. A little extra time to shed a few more lbs even.
    1911 days ago
    I'm really encouraged that the insurance will (eventually) cover your surgery. Phew!

    Yes, we all have I don't wanna days. You are so right. I have never regretted doing a workout. Good for you for doing it "anyway." That is so hard sometimes, particularly when our schedules get out of whack.
    1912 days ago
    Good for you pushing through the I don't wanna mood and getting in that workout.

    I am thinking that you could get a second opinion and maybe the insurance company would realize it is for your health and not cosmetic surgery.
    Maybe you could talk to your Doctor about that and have him or her give you a recommendation on a Doctor you can visit that would back up what your Doctor says. Just a thought.
    So think about that option, I think it is worth a try.

    Take care and give the little one a hug. Sandy
    1912 days ago
    Great that you went ahead and did exercise not you get a treat... Good feelings!!!! Yeah!!!!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1912 days ago
    Great job for sucking it up and going to the gym!! No one ever said I wish I didn't exercise!
    1912 days ago
    Ex ercise is often a really good stress reliever. You do know that when the 4 year old says, "I don't wanna eat her veggies" that you reply, "you have to eat them, they are GOOD for you." The same is true about eating and ex ercise.

    Have a great evening and a better day tomorrow.
    1912 days ago
  • ELP1210
    Great job resisting the temptation to skip the gym! Yea!
    1912 days ago
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