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Today's assignment is.....

Wednesday, June 05, 2013

to blog about our workout excuses.

My problem is that I don't consciously make an excuse as I procrastinate. I always think I'm going to do it.... soon...... up until 10 p.m., when I realize that I haven't done anything yet. That's when I often will exercise, despite the fact that it's not a good time. So far, I'm acknowledging that it's okay for me to do that, rather than not at all. However, the time is coming soon when that won't be acceptable, and I'll have to say... "nice that you did it, not so nice that you ONCE AGAIN procrastinated."

The optimum thing for me would be to have 2 - 3 times during the day when I do something: best for my body and best for keeping that metabolism fired up. As I'm struggling with the mental "all or nothing," I'm allowing this "not so perfect" approach right now.

I hate the overused term "be mindful," but that's exactly what I need to do now. When that thought comes up that I need to do 10 minutes on the elliptical, or do a strength building exercise, my next thought is.... "as soon as I finish.... [take your pick of whatever]" My thoughts needs to jump on that procrastination technique like a coyote jumps on a rabbit. So far, despite grand and good intentions, it's not happening.

Thanks for listening....
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  • 8HABIT
    I just created a spreadsheet to track my exercise every day. I really want to do more. My problem is life seems to get in the way....I need to plan around all the things that get in my way. emoticon
    1782 days ago
    I agree with TRUCKERSMRS -- schedule your exercise. I know that every morning at 6:00 I take a walk outside or walk on the treadmill. Then on M-W-F, Sat I go to the gym. It is on my calendar which holds me accountable.
    1782 days ago
    Try scheduling in a walk or using the eliptical machine before breakfast - you will have then done some (or all) of your exercise time at the start of the day and really got your metabolism running.
    1782 days ago
    I hear you ... I really work on moving more during the day and not sit as long. Adding the additional exercise comes next. I support you in staying aware to what you need to accomplish!
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