Day 155: The REAL ME and Being Honest with Myself

Monday, November 11, 2013

I cannot believe I have allowed myself to fall so far behind in my blog and my SparkPeople commitment. It has been 39 days since I last logged in and 39 days since my last day of activity. I have not exercised as I should, I am not counting calories and I am NOT following the plan of healthy living. So many promises to myself have been broken. So many days have been wasted.

Though I have not gained any weight back, I have not lost the weight I planned on either. So either way, I have neglected me. Not good.

As I look back the last 39 days, I have to be honest with myself and see what is causing the setback. I look at my schedule and really wonder how to make it all work. I get up at 5 am, time enough to pray, do my Quiet Time, and get ready for work. I leave work between 5 and 5:30 every day. Then I get home in time to make dinner and whatever else needs to be done at the home. I am usually not in the mood to exercise, wish I could get past that feeling. I am lacking motivation.

Motivation is key to accomplishing goals. There have been times where I lacked motivation, but completed the task anyway because it had to be done. But, I do not see exercise as a mandatory activity. Perhaps that is the main problem. I need to change my mindset and treat exercise as the vital part of my life that it is.

I cannot lie to myself anymore and say that I do not have the time. If I have time to watch television, i have time to exercise. Even 10 minutes is a step in the right direction. I must look at my time and see that my mindset is the reason I do not complete any activity, not the schedule I keep. So today, I shall make sure I get off my butt and exercise before I end my day.
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    Would it be possible to put exercise equipment in front of the tv to work out?
    1684 days ago
  • MARF226
    Digging deep and finding that motivation is always tough. Sometimes, the only thing that gets me to work out is my spark streak (currently 87 weeks of 90+ minutes of cardio). And sometimes that means I come in at exactly 90 minutes and not a second more. But don't forget that every bit counts and something is always better than nothing. emoticon
    1684 days ago
  • ASTRA58
    1684 days ago
  • EJB2801
    It IS hard to move more - as in exercise - at the end of a hectic day! I think you are right on track with considering those 10 minutes here and there. Nice music helps me get it done, sometimes. Yes, we can chip away at this!
    1684 days ago
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