I Almost Gave Up Today
Tuesday, February 05, 2013
For the past couple weeks I haven't seen much change in my weight or measurements. In fact, I only lost one pound the week before last, and my Wii Fit game (Which is the only scale I have right now.) said I gained a pound last week although I still protest because I have no idea how that happened. I've exercised every day and I ate well all month. Anyway, the lack of motivation from results and couple with stress and less than stimulating exercise made me begin to dread my workouts. I didn't even want to get out of bed because I knew it would be time to workout.
Last week was tough because I was tired of it. I kept going though, because I wanted to finish up my entire month, thereby finishing one of those pre-made schedules that come with the programs for the first time. I did finish Friday, but I was so tired of it that I didn't feel proud of myself. Yesterday was the start of a new week and new cycle of the program, and I dreaded it. It was a struggle to keep going and my mind kept wandering. My workouts began to feel more like going through the motions rather than pushing for results.
Today I got up and dressed to workout first thing as usual, in order to motivate myself to do it asap. I didn't though. I procrastinated for a couple hours by making calls or cleaning, then admitted that I just didn't want to do it. Is that it? Is it time to give up? This always happens when I go on a diet. I thought to myself, "Do I really want to give up just so I can sit around and be lazy?" Then i realized, I didn't want to give up; I even wanted to exercise. The issue was that I was so sick of the video series I had been doing that I dreaded them.
It felt like cheating, but today I decided to play Just Dance on workout mode rather than doing the videos. I set it up on the longest program and started. Before long I was sweating more than I had with the Video Series in two weeks. The longest Just Dance program is only around 20 minute long, so I did a video unrelated to the prior series to finish up my 40 minutes.
Now that It's over it doesn't feel so much like cheating. I feel like I got a better workout today than I had in two weeks, even though it wasn't a program put together by a professional. The best part is that I don't dread my workout tomorrow or feel like quitting anymore. Hopefully this can get my back on track with my goals. I made a promise to myself not to quit and I intend to keep it.