Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Finding the Time

Originally uploaded by D LeRoy.
I know not everyone works out. Heck, I know that most people who do profess to work out, usually include taking the stairs as their work out. I like to dream about the day when sitting on my chair will eat up the same amount of calories as 45 minutes of running. Now that is my perfect world. Most often though, you need more than stairs or ideal dreams to make sure you don't have to go buy the next size of pants. And let's face it, some days the stars just don't seem to align in the work out world.

Most days I plan to workout are like that for me. I have an almost constant dialog playing in my head. Part of my brain is telling me I am too busy, it's too cold, I just don't feel like it, I have too much work. But there is one thing I have learned to do that really helps to quash that annoying voice. I just keep repeating to myself that I deserve that hour to myself. I am ALLOWED to take an hour out of my day to go to the gym or run. Most of the time I have to drag my ass their repeating this phrase a million times before I get going. However, once there, I am ALWAYS glad I went. And on those days like yesterday where the working out just isn't happening, it's OK to adapt and do less.


Unknown said...

Ya know, I'm the same way. I LOVE being at the gym, it's the GETTING there that's hard for me. I admire those that can actually GET there!

Heidi Schempp Fournier said...

I know what you mean. My husband doesn't even think about it. He just goes. Maybe that is my problem I think about it too much. :-)

Anonymous said...

I have taught you well young grasshopper. Continue to ignore that internal voice that tells you to skip training and the rewards will be yours.