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Why is it so hard?

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Why is something that used to be so easy now so hard? It drives me crazy. I cannot figure out how to get back into exercising. The day just slips away before I know it. I am clearly not committed to it. I can't even manage to do 10 minutes a day. I want to do it in the morning but that has never worked for me. I never have enough energy in the mornings to make any workout I do effective. My body feels so "heavy" in the mornings. Yuck. But the evenings aren't working anymore either. I'm too busy now. I have got to find something that works. My friend comes over every Monday and Wednesday and stays until bed time so those days definitely aren't going to work for exercising in the evening. I have to figure something out. Most importantly I have to WANT it. I know from experience that if I just force myself to do it over and over again eventually it will become habit. Today I am going to try setting my alarm to workout. Hope that helps.

Sorry I'm on here so sporadically, that's something I definitely need to improve on.

Have a wonderful day friends.
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    Getting yourself back into the habit is the hardest part. I know you'll get there!
    1117 days ago
    You know as well as most of us on here. It is a commitment and that it is a hard difficult choice everyday to make. You will find the push again and you will rock it when you do. Stay positive, you'll figure it out! I have faith in you!
    1124 days ago
    1125 days ago
    Girl. HAVE YOU SEEN ME ON HERE FOREVER????? No. You haven't. Because I am in the exact same boat as YOU! We gotta get our SH@#$ together and get movin' and I gotta stop the sugar!!!! AGAIN. We can do this. I will walk today for 10 minutes to begin. Come on! YOU GOT THIS! Every little bit counts for our health! HUGS!
    1125 days ago
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    1125 days ago
    It is hard, very hard as a matter of fact! What about a workout as soon as you get off work? You may have to leave and pick up kiddo or something like that, I don't know. I just know that if I have to exercise in the evenings I am far more likely to get it done if I do it right after work. Sometimes that means changing at work and going for a run on the pathway that is a few blocks away. Otherwise I get busy and it often just doesn't get done. Anyway. Just an idea for you. We are pulling for you!
    1125 days ago
    I know what you mean. I used to be able to pop out of bed and hit spinning class at 5 am. Now I feel hungover (no alcohol involved) nearly every morning. I have been going to the gym after work and it's becoming habit but you have to move other things around and eat dinner a little later.
    1125 days ago
    I can definitely relate to your post, as I am going through something similar. My calorie range went down after initial weight loss and I know that ramping up the exercise will make a huge difference. Also find myself resisting and wanting to relax rather than go to the gym or walk. I think that the old "fake it until we make it" by pushing ourselves to exercise is the only thing we can do here. And try to make it something fun. Best of luck.
    1125 days ago
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    Maybe start with something very light in the morning and build to something more intense? I know that feeling in the morning. It's rough
    1125 days ago
    Make those days (Monday and Wednesday) Your rest days. When it is warmer on those days, go for walks, bike rides, etc, but until then, don't sweat it. The other days? Just make sure you get something in. Whatever you want!
    1125 days ago
    Take one step, then take another, success awaits

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    1125 days ago
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