Thursday, March 15, 2012

Do it anyway!

Tonight's workout
I really, really, really didn't want to work out today. I felt lousy because of not enough sleep and recovering from yesterday's mild case of food poisoning. Those sound like solid excuses, right? But they are still just excuses. So I told myself I had to do it anyway. I reminded myself how much better I would feel, emotionally at the very least, if I followed through with my workout plans. And finally I dragged myself over to the gym at a little after 8 this evening.

I'm so glad I did. I had my best workout yet - worked harder, got into a good rhythm, increased most of the weights I was lifting, and ended up so energized! I know I keep saying how great a workout I had after every workout so far, but tonight's workout was just awesome. The difference in how I felt before starting my workout and after completing it is really quite amazing. So, when I'm just not feeling like working out, my new mantra for getting myself to the gym is, "Do it anyway!"

On another note, I reached 200 page views today! Thank you all for coming to share in my experiences. I especially appreciate the comments you write, keep them coming!

Question of the day: What kinds of excuses do you make for missing a workout?
Mine so far have been more for postponing than missing entirely, and they include "I don't feel like it", "I'm too tired", "I have too much to do", and "I don't need to work out today, I can always do it tomorrow".


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    1. I have to give you that one, Abby. And such beautiful babies they are.

  2. One of my common ones is: Why bother working out today when I know I'm not going to stick to it? But that doesn't seem to be something you struggle with. :)

    It's almost always the I don't feel like it excuse. Which is silly, when you know how happy it makes you.