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Today's kick in the Butt - Struggling

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

I am sitting here on the couch. Melting into it actually. I just woke up about half an hour ago. I'm struggling to just get up off the couch and MOVE.

I should
- fill up my water bottle
- take my rensa
- grab a banana
- avoid the coffee pot

Simple right? Then why can't I do it???

I let this "oh who cares. It really doesn't matter" attitude take over yesterday. I just rested. This darn cold I've been fighting...

I know. It's an excuse. I should know better.

Yesterday ended in me over eating at supper time, bloating, and being gassy all night. Also generally not feeling good about myself. I'm tired of those feelings.

I ended up spending all day thinking I should get out there and do something. I should move. I should eat. I should drink water.

Funny how just simply stating all of this got me moving. I've pretty much done everything on my "should do" list from earlier.

So now I've had some breakfast. I've started my Visi regiment for today. I'm started on my water. And so far I've avoided the coffee pot. I'm off to a good start.

I need to be at work about 11:45 this morning. I only have a 90min break before I have my evening shift. If


The best time for me to go running is this morning. I just don't know if I can get up and get moving. I have less than no motivation right now.

Compromise. I'll rest now, but go at 9am. That gives me some more time to get in more water and wake up. I have a time I'm going running. And I'll have time to get cleaned up for work without rushing.

It's days like today that show me what I'm made of. That show me just how strong I can be. These are the days where weight loss happens. When you push through the lack of motivation - the overwhelming desire to just melt into the couch and do nothing.

No motivation? Babysteps

Get Dressed
Get Shoes On
Go Outside
Just go running for 10minutes. If you can't continue, stop. But if you can...
Finish your training run for the day.
Cool down on the walk home.
Enjoy the endorphins
No more stressing about having to get out and do something.

The hardest part is

I'm back. I didn't finish my run, but I did go. I got it half way done before I couldn't breathe anymore. Too many people out cutting their lawns today. lol. Anyhow, I got out there. Now to get cleaned up for work.
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    Awesome job at taking those steps! I do the same thing on days I don't want to run. I make myself get out the door and say I will just walk it if I have to but I'm going. Every time I do the run- gets it over quicker than walking - but just getting out the door makes all the difference.

    I'm really proud of you!

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    1841 days ago
  • LAILA07
    1846 days ago

    You are pushing yourself, but you know that. Somebody once said: I treat a cold with the contempt it deserves.
    1847 days ago

    Comment edited on: 5/29/2013 4:20:36 PM
    That first step is always the hardest!!! Good job at getting off that couch. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1847 days ago
  • JUSTME29
    I've been having trouble getting started too. The last 2 days I did some major cleaning around my house so I'm counting that. I got my heart rate up moving stuff and going up and down stairs to put things away, etc. Plus with as sore as my legs are I know I got some good lower body ST in as well. I'm planning to get in some more traditional exercise today, but it I only get my living room done instead I'll be ok with that too.
    1847 days ago
  • COOP9002
    Way to go!
    1847 days ago
    "The hardest part is starting"

    That has to be the toughest pill to swallow, and like you, when the Don't Wannas start, it's really hard to shake them off. Sometimes, when the Don't Wannas are still on the upswing, I can shake the mood by faking it -- and getting off my tush and moving. Moving isn't faking it, but the mood to do it is faked. Oftentimes, when I get moving, the fake mood changes. I don't know how it happens, and I don't really care, I just like that it DOES happen.

    You know it does for you too.

    I hope those sneakers got laced up. :-D
    1847 days ago
  • KARENE10
    So True! The hardest part is starting. I set a time every morning to walk the dogs,it seems to make me more accountable. I could just let them out (fenced in yard)but this way we all get exercise emoticon emoticon
    1847 days ago
    Great job on having a plan and sticking to it!!

    You are right, just getting out there is the hardest part, once you're out there you're so glad you did!!

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    1847 days ago
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