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Thursday, September 19, 2013

An intriguing title, my fingers just typed it without the thoughts stopping in the brain to be acknowledged, after I updated my status about feeling "procrastination" coming on. This pep talk is about getting my rear in gear and getting to the gym.

I have had excuses / reasons this week so far... appointments after work, all three days. At this point I can feel the internal competing forces of my stated commitment to increase my strength training, especially its consistency... and a lazy sense of procrastination.

The weeds and overgrowth in the yard, the clutter around the house... excuses. It is as though somewhere in my warped brain, I do nothing about them so I will have them as that excuse to not go work out. Yeah, I know it's more complex than that... rest needed, sleep needed, finish line mentality... but not having things in order adds "drag" to the motivation. So, perhaps it is time to refresh that "do one thing" initiative I had going a couple of years back, related to the once again overwhelming pile of backed up tasks.

Meantime, in other news: The laptop is back! After four weeks in the hands of the repair folks. The good news about its tech-spa stay... it was all covered under warranty. And now I'm seeing how well fixed it truly is.

There should be no more excuses to procrastinate. Tonight. Gym. On the way home from work. That's the plan. You can't finish if you don't start!

LIFE is good. Spark on, my friends. emoticon emoticon
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  • MIRAGE727
    We all have little tugs of war with ourselves all the time. It's almost like little tests of will, of focus, and of desire! I've had the same ones with my bike & swim training! Luckily, we realize the game and press forward in the right direction!
    Stay strong, Barb!
    1738 days ago
    Well you are experiencing the letdown after a huge accomplishment. 2 weeks after my race, I just went back to the gym....perhaps your body needs a rest...listen to it as it is often correct

    1738 days ago
    great blog, you will get back into sync when your body has had its rest period. Have a great day.
    1738 days ago
    It takes the first step. The next swings your forward.
    1739 days ago
    Hmm. Saw this after skipping the gym this evening with my own set of lame excuses. It bears some thought.
    1739 days ago
    Seems like you've figured it out and know what to do!

    1739 days ago
    DEFINITELY gardening and pulling weeds/yard work is exercise!

    Well, you have a plan, are aware of what to do, and I know you'll do it!

    1739 days ago
    I'm right behind you, girlfriend.
    1739 days ago
    No matter what you call it, 'down time' is necessary. Now that you are recharged, follow through on your plan.
    1739 days ago
    Great pep talk! You are gonna do it this time and keep a streak going!! You have demonstrated determination and resolve over and over. You'll do it now, too!!

    I need to follow suit, too, and be more consistent with strength training. I've got to be careful due to discomfort, but it should not stop me from doing core and arms and carefully, carefully, try to address the legs and sore left glute area. Since my injury in April, I've been very inconsistent with ST. Thanks for the nudge. I may just need to break down and seek more medical care than a massage therapist can give me, but just not sure which way to go. Part of this is procrastination. You called it; I'll address it. Thanks.
    1739 days ago
  • GABY1948
    I KNEW you would get in gear! You, of all that I know are NOT a quitter! You have gone through this before...but you wouldn't be celebrating 4 years maintenance if you were a QUITTER. I have to GET to maintenance...and I watch YOU to know that it can be done along with a few others...

    Have a GREAT day, Barb! I'm on your shoulder! emoticon
    1739 days ago
  • DALID414
    4 weeks! Wow! I guess I'm lucky to know a Geek Squad kid to check mine out! He usually gets it back in no more than a week.
    1739 days ago
    I too am struggling with motivation. Hope you kicked procrastination to the curb.
    1739 days ago

    Comment edited on: 9/19/2013 9:31:49 AM
    Yup you are correct. Life is good

    (Please enjoy it while it lasts)
    1739 days ago
    My problem is I have this amazing talent for turning every reason into an excuse. It's time to pull myself up by my own bootstraps and get 'er done!

    I need a longer and stronger pep talk than you do, my friend. You have a wonderful ability to get off your duff even when you feel like procrastinating. Me: not there yet but working on it!

    We have 3 extra hours in the week now though...although I usually spent those 3 hours walking on the Wii stepper.
    1739 days ago
    Great job getting yourself in gear! We all all to give ourselves a push every now and again.

    1739 days ago
    Good luck with keeping to the plan, I consider gardening a good workout hun too like KALIGIRL
    1739 days ago
    Here's to the plan and 'finishing what you start'!
    Although, I consider pulling weeds a emoticon too.
    1739 days ago
    I am fighting myself to get myself to consistently strength train. I love riding my bike but I know I need to do more. It is 8AM now and I have told myself that at this time I will do some strength training. I am really fighting with myself. You have been an inspiration for me, keep up the good work.

    1739 days ago
    Having a good day at work can move you to getting to the gym tonight. Do not put off until tomorrow......
    1739 days ago
    I do that too. I've got a ton of things now I could do, but.......nothing. Instead I'm sitting here sparking. Procrastinators Unite! Tomorrow.
    1739 days ago
    You worked your body hard and sometimes it rebels against our good intentions. In this case, your mind knows best! This is where the mental part of this journey comes in. You know once you get started it will turn the motivation and your body will crave the exercise, so JUST DO IT!

    Have a great day!
    1739 days ago
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    1739 days ago
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