Happy Weekend boys and girls =)
I shared this on my Facebook page yesterday and decided that maybe you, my 1.5 readers in blog world, might occasionally suffer with this problem too.
And the problem is? You get hit with the “I don’t feel like doing my workout” bug …. the following is how it went down….
Workout done. Soooo…..what’s new you think? You’re always working out…big deal.
Flat out… I didn’t feel like it…at all.
A restless night, up earlier than usual to get kid to first day of work, and a creepy, yucky morning had all the makings of me wanting to crawl in clothes two times to big, get a huge cup of coffee and watch mindless morning tv.
I think it’s important you know I have occasional times where I wrestle with wanting to make excuses to not get my fitness time in. I don’t always feel like being the Energizer Bunny.
Given todays weather I had decided it was strength training day. Then the ancient cd player I use out in my “gym” decided it didn’t want to spin discs which almost seemed FURTHER confirmation maybe I should be lazy…but no…
’cause now I was just …mad…. and that is definitely fire to move me.
Fine … I’ll take it in the house where I can use my Ipod.
Give me 30 minutes, my body, 35 lb weights and I will kill it. Add the fire of being super annoyed already…. hello sweat fest and a good ( fast) solid body workout.
And it’s done. There are ( occasional and appropriate times) where a workout just might not happen…. it’s life.
I gave up years ago making excuses to…. just…not do it… based on random feelings. Sometimes your mental muscle has to kick in and take over your body and determine you are going to go get the job done.
When I feel an excuse coming on it’s even more compelling for me to push through it and make it happen.
I know I will feel better afterwards mentally and physically. And I do. I feel amazing and am so grateful I did do it.
So will you. Don’t let excuses hamper you from positive forward movement.
If you have made exercise a habit in your life, do you have times you wrestle with doing a workout? How do you talk yourself through it? How do you feel when you’re done ?