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Thursday, June 06, 2013

Ever find yourself doing something the same old way and asking yourself, 'Why do I do this?' or find yourself thinking, 'Why do I think that its hard or that I don't want to workout or that I want to eat off plan? I mean, just why do I think that?' I was asking myself that this morning. I asked was I just engaging in procrastination? If so, why? Answer: because when I was little and some very bad stuff was going down, I would literally drag my feet to make the inevitable be a little farther away. It became a habit to want to not do the thing 'I had to do' or however I phrased it in my own head. Its not really true that I don't want to work more, do more workouts, do my yoga, eat right, or even eat calorie appropriately. I have done all the lazing around, skipping workouts, skipped yoga, ate poorly; you know what I got? I felt lousy. I don't feel better from all of that and even doing those tasks isn't so bad. Sometimes its just momentum or its just old habit, we do what we have done so we do it some more.

Well. I don't find the alternative to be that entertaining or that much better. Eating crap doesn't make me feel better. If it did, I would feel way better already. If it was going to work, I would feel better. You know what did make me feel better? Being lighter. Wearing smaller clothes. Wearing smaller shoes. Feet that felt good. Fitting in airline seats. Running a 7 min. mile. All of that felt good. Did it always feel good to run at 6 am? No, first mile is lousy. Eating under my calories doesn't always feel good; I always have that 'i'm a bit hungry' feeling. I always have my 'dementors' when I'm losing. But, I feel badly on my own anyway.

Might as well pick the weight loss pain since I'm going to be in pain anyway.

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  • KANOE10
    Eating healthy and exercising is not easy..but it sure beats how you feel when you don't. Nice blog.

    1777 days ago
    For me, I hate paper work!!! But I know that if I don't do it, no one else will! LOL!
    So I take my medicine like a good little girl. LOL!

    I hear ya! Hope you are able to find something that you will enjoy much better.

    How about swinging a kettle bell? You can really burn off calories doing that like 3 times a week for about 20 minutes each time and not only lose weight but it will really tone you and not bulk you up.

    But be sure to get a certified Russian kettle bell instructor. Checkout for one near you if you are interested at:
    R>Hope this helps.
    1778 days ago
    I have times like that as well. But I also find strength to avoid the "violence" the bad stuff will do to me.
    1778 days ago
    emoticon and so true! Much better mind if I could only maintain that thought!
    1778 days ago
    So true. I hate procrastination too and never did it at work. I wish I could match that dedication in my private life.

    I also know that when I fall to temptation it makes me feel like crap. I feel better when I exercise and when I eat on plan.
    1778 days ago
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