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Over thinking things?

Friday, August 09, 2013

I read the article on the main page today about making time for exercise, somethings I often think about doing but dont do. I have not exercised for 2 weeks because I have been on vacation. I have my exercise clothes, mat, shoes etc. I could go for a run, do a sit up or even a walk, but I have chosen not to. What's done is done, I am not going to beat myself up about it, I can turn over a new page any time I choose.
Soon I will be back to work again, which will be very good for me since I will be back into a sleep and meal routine.
I read a comment in the article posts that was very inspiring. The commenter said that she always makes time for exercise unless it is absolutely unavoidable to miss it. She does it for herself and family. The article talked about looking at exercise like your job, a doctors apt or meeting, you wouldn't miss those. It is about making a commitment to yourself.
I feel like I often over think things, making a lot of excuses and confusing the crap out of myself about why I havent succeeded. Things would be easier if I just said "yes" to exercise after work each week day. Louis has been gently mentioning going for walks on the days I cannot go to my gym classes. I say it is to hard but I think I will just say yes from now on.
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  • ARTCHICK1957
    I like this blog, I also find myself procrastinating when it comes to exercise. I always have a lot of excuses. But I am doing better now because another spark member and I have made a commitment to each other. I have trouble with the exercise and she has trouble staying in calorie range, so each day we send a "daily report" to one another. We report on both exercise and calorie range, and it has helped me to become more consistent with my exercise and her to stay in her range. This one on one challenge seems to work much better then just a general challenge on a thread in the message boards. I also like your idea of making it like an appointment that you wouldn't miss. I will incorporate that into my exercising routine. Good luck with just saying yes!
    1717 days ago
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