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Tuesday, March 08, 2016

So I am about 3 weeks into this lifetime journey toward a healthy me. Yesterday, I fell into a bit of a slump. I came to realize how programmed I am by other's schedules, even if they should have no effect on me. I have been in the habit of going to the gym right after my husband returns from his workout on weekday mornings so that I don't have to put the dog in his crate. I have a Bichon who is almost 16 years old, and he suffers from anxiety. If we don't crate him when nobody is home, he will freak out and poop and pee everywhere! He's a Mama's boy, and has become even more so since I have been unemployed. Yesterday, my hubby had to leave extra early for work, and so he couldn't work out before leaving as our gym doesn't open until 6:00. Rather than getting up and going to the gym anyway, I slugged around feeling very unmotivated. I finally kicked myself into going for a short workout later in the afternoon.

Today, I got back on track doing my regular workout in the morning. I really have to realize that what I am doing is for me! I am the queen of excuses. I really do feel better after moving, but getting there often seems like such a chore, even when I have all the time in the world. I long for the day when I wake up excited to work out. Will it ever happen?
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    1670 days ago
    Now be the Queen of taking care of YOU.
    1671 days ago
    I hear you...there are some days when you have to FORCE yourself to get that physical action in...over the winter it was getting outdoors...but once I do my movement I never regret it & ALWAYS feel the energy rejuvenate me!!!!
    1687 days ago
    Motivation is always the hardest thing. Just remember that after you get out there, you are happy you went.
    1687 days ago
    Know that you are not alone. I am really not a "work out woman". Never was and I'm afraid I never truly will. When I was younger I loved walking. Due to a terrible back injury that is no longer the case. I joined the gym with my husband which makes it easier to go since I have him with me. Good luck to you and the poor dog.
    1687 days ago
    And I thought I was the only queen of procrastination lol!
    Sounds like you're progressing well
    1687 days ago
    I had to stop calling it "workout". It sounded like drudgery. Now I just say I'm going to yoga class, or I'm going out for a walk or a jog with my music in the fresh air.
    You're doing great. Keep going!!!!!
    1687 days ago
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