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The less I want to workout out...

Saturday, February 16, 2013

the harder I try to push myself. On days I feel the least motivated I push myself twice as hard. I might start out miserable but, the pay off is well worth it.

I honestly didn't feel like moving from my comfy recliner and fuzzy blanket this morning but after a few hours of internal battle I got off my rear and out of the pjs. I scrolled aimlessly through the YouTube selections of Low-Impact Cardio and selected the laziest looking thing I could find. After about 6 minutes of taking it easy I finally convinced myself I could do better and for myself I SHOULD do better. So, back to the search I went. FitnessBlender's Fun with Numbers - HIIT Pyramid workout is not "Fun" at all but, I persevered. Granted I had to stop a few times and double check my heart rate because It was trying to jump out my throat and 186 is a little scary to me...that poor thing isn't used to working that hard.

Here is sit drenched in sweat, muscles on fire, and in need of a shower now because I stink but, I feel really accomplished. I always get in my 30 minutes but, if I'm capable of what I did today...Why am I not doing this everyday? Have I settled myself into the mindset that I'm still so out of shape that 15 mph bike sessions and Leslie Sansone's WATP videos are the best I can do? Obviously I'm cheating myself.

I've increased my strength training lately but, that doesn't do the real fat burn that I want. I think it's time to ditch the blues and the excuses and realize that I need to get my butt in gear. I need to quit worrying about places that jiggle and letting that cap my intensity level. If I want those places to stop jiggling I have to start doing better.

I was looking at the list of 5k's in my area and thought I'd love to do the April Fool's Run but, as I stared at the registration form I mentally convinced myself I'd have to register as a walker because I'd never be able to run it by April. Honestly, if I push myself more now I have no valid excuse at this moment to not be able to run it by April 6th.

Now, off to the shower because I look like something ran me over...but, I feel good! Pushing myself like that just makes me happier, my muscles might hate me but, my brain is happy as can be and if the brain is happy I find it a lot easier to be more active.

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    That's great you beat your own mind! More than half the battle is what your mind is trying to convince you is reality. Go for the run, you can always do half and half. I had wanted a March 5K, and with all the work changes I'm in the middle of I haven't had time to train consistently. I think for the next one, I'll put in a real training schedule and stick with it. I've got a few weeks of work insanity left and then I'll have the time to devote to training.
    1949 days ago
    Glad you persevered :)
    1950 days ago
  • COOP9002
    Glad you got it done, in spite of what you wanted to do. Sounds like you're making excellent progress in getting to where you want to be.
    1950 days ago
    Awesom attitude!
    1950 days ago
    Some days exercising isn't as fun...but if you start viewing Daily Workouts as just another daily habit, it'll become just another you thing you do daily!

    I think of working out like brushing my teeth, or taking a shower...I wouldn't skip doing those things everyday, so why skip working out? I get up, get my tennis shoes on & hit my treadmill....everyday, 7 days a week. I feel better, stay healthier, have more energy, and a better happier mood too!

    YOU CAN DO IT! Make it happen! :)
    1950 days ago
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