Exercise = Nemesis

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

I went a whole week without exercising....and didn't budge the scale. It's so clear that I need to do it...yet the desire eludes me. I know it feels great to be done, but I still don't do it consistently. I wish I had a partner that wanted to go for walks, and said 'let's go'. I'm not blaming him for me not moving my butt...but a little external motivation would be super. Yes, the dogs want to go all the time...ugh. I wish I was one of those people who just couldn't live without exercise. I wish I was one of those people that were out there 'just doing it'. Yes, I'm in a crappy mood. Yes I'm tired of tracking. Yes I'm grumpy. This too will pass. I'm in the curl up with a book and read mode. I picked up five big books...to hide in the bedroom and dive into someone else's life. Once the sun comes back out...it will get better.

Praying for a sunny day....

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  • OPUS56
    You sound so much like me. Some days I just don't have it, and my husband won't run with me either so I have to make me go. I also love your list of things you like and don't like. Have you tried the So Delicious Almond/Mocha "ice cream" :-')
    1910 days ago
  • BETHS60
    Here are some little ideas.
    1. If you have a gym membership or exercise equipment at home, you can read while on the exercise bike. You probably won't get the intensity that you would if you were focused on the exercise, but you burn way more calories than you do on the couch.
    2. It sounds like you look at the exercise as a big block of boring that you have to work through. Try breaking it into smaller blocks. Walk the dogs 2 or 3 times a day for a shorter time.
    3. Call your girlfriends or neighbors and see if you can find a buddy for walking.
    4. Try something new or fun. Take a class, like a zumba class, or yoga, or maybe even ballroom dancing. Get a hula hoop, turn on some music a couple of times a day. Even changing the place where you walk can help.


    1918 days ago
    It will pass and yes a dog does help. My husband will occasionally walk with me. I have some friends that will occasionally exercise with me it is very sporadic. I have learned to just rely on me.
    1919 days ago
    We all have our low points. This too will pass. For me, the key was looking inside to find my motivation. When I depended on others, I couldn't count on them to get it done. Your fellow sparkers are super supportive and understand what you're going through. You might arrange a pen-pal check-in with one your BLC team mates directly (rather than chat). I find the extra accountability helps. Alternatively, just set your watch for 10 minutes and go for it. Play a song you love and dance about. Good luck! I know you can do it!
    1919 days ago
    My hubby on occasion will go with me, but prefers strolling along rather than walking with purpose, so I usually end up ahead of him and having to circle back to walk with him again.
    It is easier with someone to get out and walk/run/bike/hike. Someone once told me that I wasn't going to find a running partner if I stayed on my treadmill. They were right.
    If you ~really~ want to find someone to get out with, check local fitness shoe/sports stores for running/walking groups or check Meet Up for groups in your area that walk/hike/run. It will get better, and brighter, and easier. Until then, here's this...
    1920 days ago
    I know how you feel. It took me a long time to have the desire to workout. Then in December, something snapped. I was in tears at Gordmans when shopping for clothes. Hubby gave me $100 for clothes and told me to buy things for myself. I took about 10 pieces of clothing into the room and only 2 fit. I was beside myself. So after a crying spell in the bathroom, I knew I had to do something. I bought a gym membership and once I started going to group classes I am totally addicted to going! I love how I feel afterwards. I feel inspired by the people around me and on Spark People.
    My hope and prayer for you is that you will find people around you to work out with, it truly does help.
    1920 days ago
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