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suck it up and go!

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

I haven't been to the y this month. I have been opting to walk outdoors, or on my treadmill, and do workout videos and some kettlebell work at home.

I am paying for a Y membership I haven't used.


It's easier to work out at home. It's quicker to work out at home. It's nicer to walk outdoors (most days). It frees up time to do other things at home (like watch tv). My workout buddy cancelled her membership because she has been ill. I feel intimidated by those healthy, fit people. I don't like the way I look in my workout clothes. I have fat rolls. I sweat - ALOT!

Hmmmmm. So yesterday I said "I will go to the Y tomorrow..." Today IS tomorrow. I don't wanna!

A little self talk..... "Suck it up and go Barb". You will feel good after - you ALWAYS do. You will work harder - you ALWAYS do. It will move you in the direction - which is where you really want to be (not watching tv). Yep, set the DVR, record those shows and get yourself to the Y. Besides it isn't raining in the Y AND you can get in the whirlpool after! You may even be inspired by someone!
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  • LE7_1234
    You may even *inspire* someone, ya know?

    1493 days ago
    Change your inner message. I'm going to the whirlpool. Too bad the road there is bumpy, sweaty and public but the whirlpool is worth it and so am I.
    1494 days ago
  • ALIALI2013
    The "Whirlpool after" would be the best part for me *LOL*I hope you go, I can't afford the Y, and it's so far away (I'm way out in the country), so I prefer to walk outside or do my indoors videos, but if you have it, use it. You'll love yourself after..and you may as use up that paid for time, right?
    1495 days ago
    That's the way, sometimes you just have to get up and go!
    1495 days ago
  • --DEBY--

    Great Blog... I have found this to be true for me as well...

    during winter... I exercise in home... jog/walking my hallways... and other exercises... the weather is nice.... but I am finding I am staying in to exercise... (except after dinner, hubby and I go for a walk)

    ~Wishing you a Great Wednesday~
    ~BLESSings ALLways ~Deby
    1495 days ago
  • BRADMILL2922
    I know all of those feelings that you have but sometimes it is just best to suck it up and go because you know you will feel better about what you did! Hope it worked out for you Barb :)
    1496 days ago
    Y because you can! Our gym is included in the rent so I go, it also is just a short warm-up and cool down walk from my apartment. This winter all over the weather was terrible and that was my excuse to not make it. My best friend here made it most times though.

    Now with summer and our pool opening in 2 weeks, I have faithfully hit our gym!

    I hope you enjoyed your gym time today at your Y! Looking forward to allthe exercises you will post this evening!

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    1496 days ago
  • NHES220
    Yep, suck it up and go! I always get a better workout at the gym. Or when I run with my group. Something about getting out of the house! You can do this and you'll be happy with yourself later!
    1496 days ago
    Under stand! ya if ya can be outside it,s the best and it is easier at home but if you have it pd for Take advantage and go-o girl! Blessings, BONZ
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    1496 days ago
    Yes... That sounds very familiar. I decided that I would go to the gym yesterday even though I was afraid. I am glad I did.

    The fit athletic people were too busy with their own stuff to worry about me. So much for that issue. I am planning on going back on Friday. No more being scared. I hope.
    1496 days ago
  • KATHY98665
    Oh, I hear ya! I belong to a gym just down the road...a five minute bike ride or ten minute walk. No excuses...I also prefer to be outside this time of year. Working in the yard, going for walks or jogs...enjoying the sunshine.
    Sometimes I am so exhausted and do not want to go to the gym, I have to drag myself there. I promise myself if after ten minutes on the bike I still don't want to be there I can go home. But, by then, it is like, "Well, I am HERE, so might as well finish the class..." I have come CLOSE lol...but never have left. Always glad I went. I have noticed that people really do not pay much attention to others- and so this helped me get over my fear of people judging me on my weight/size/lack of knowledge for certain machines etc. People are there doing what I am trying to do- burn off steam, sweat, lose or maintain weight, increase fitness. We are there for many of the same reasons...don't let it keep you away!
    Have a fabulous day!
    1496 days ago
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