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Sunday, September 15, 2013

I'm lazy. Okay, maybe not "lazy" lazy, but lazy just the same. My neighbor and I walk in the morning. She also has MS and there are times she doesn't have the stamina for our walks and will send me a text message. I already have my clothes on, but since she can't go, it's an excuse for me to be on Facebook a little longer, or to read something on If I know the night before that she won't be able to go walking, I'll huddle under my down comforter a little longer. Lately, my husband has asked to go walking with me, so there goes that excuse. Of course, if he's out of town hunting, all bets are off!

Because I recognize this in myself, I have to almost force myself to do anything. Don't get me wrong, I love how I feel after I've exercised. It's that whole get up and do it thing that poses a bit of an obstacle. Case in point. Instead of getting up and working out before I needed to get ready for church, I used one of my excuses. Yes, I spent an inordinate amount of time on Facebook.

It was kind of niggling me a little bit, though. So I figured I'd do a Leslie Sansome or one of Coach Nicole's exercise videos. Of course, I had to figure out a way to not let any of my excuses come to the forefront. All the way home, I kept telling myself "I will not stop, I will get right into my workout clothes." I told myself this all the way home.

Guess what I did when I got home? Nope, didn't fall back on any of my excuses! I threw my purse on the chair and put my ice tea glass on the counter. I left my phone in my purse. I didn't go anywhere near my study until...I had my workout clothes on! I ended up doing BOTH a Leslie Sansome workout AND one of Coach Nicole's! I was a little disappointed, though. All the journals recommend 30 minutes of cardio per day, and that was only 28. Hmmm. There were some sweat-inducing things I needed to do around my house. Between those various activities, that was another 23 minutes. I got my 30 in, plus some! I feel great, too!

YAY, me!!!
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    1671 days ago
    I loved your blog! I think we all have an inner saboteur firing excuses at us! Recently I attended a workshop entitled "Finding Your Inner Saboteur Something Else To Do" - we did a guided meditation, and now my inner saboteur lives in the retirement village across the road... and I am free to do whatever awesome things I want with my days...

    Can you picture talking to your inner saboteur and sending him off... fishing, or on a cruise or whatever so you can refocus on those awesome health and fitness goals of yours?

    I look forward to reading about your successes in your future blogs.

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    1677 days ago
    emoticon Recognizing the problem is the First STEP IN Solving The Problem! Good Job on the Workouts!!
    1678 days ago
    emoticon You. Exceptionally well done!
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