Friday, December 4, 2009

The Exercise Issue

Ahhhh exercise....

How I love thee but struggle with thee.

I have to wake up to workout early. I can do videos in my living room, exercises on my own, and even go running.

But I don't.

All week, I set the alarm for 5:00 and ended up getting up between 6 and 6:30, then I'm out the door by 7:00.

It's just so hard.

I want to set goals and make this big plan for myself, but I don't. The craziest thing is that I know it will make me feel amazing. I know that I will be so psyched that I started my day that way and walk into work with all kinds of pride.

I wish I could have this whole conversation with myself to convince myself.

But I'm not.

I would be so excited if I blogged every morning about my great morning workout - just like I was excited to blog about my food choice out to eat on Monday (and by the way my eating has been AWESOME this week!)

So I'll leave it at that. I'll keep reminding myself about how good I'll feel if I do it and blog about it. And I KNOW I will get there!


  1. I can't sit here and say anything you don't already know (hello pot...that's me calling you black)...BUT...back in the spring I was getting up at 5:00 every day to hit the elliptical before I started working. Yes, it was hard but I did feel amazing...and I slept SO MUCH better later that night. :) And I went to bed earlier, which made it easier to get up early. I had a talk with myself...everyone has the same amount of hours in the day that I do--how come I can't make that time for myself? SO that's what I did. Now I need to get back to doing it.....yeah, that's where I'm at. :)

  2. Hey. Don't worry too much. This used to be my dilemma. But when I made that firm decision to exercise regardless of how I will feel after, I had no problem of getting out of bed.

    Also, find an exercise or a work out that you enjoy. For me, I love yoga and pilates so I started with that. Then two months into those exercises, I added walking. Made the adjustment and transition easier. I was aware that I could do something more.


  3. It is hard. All we can do is take baby steps towards our goals. You'll get there!

    Thanks for commenting on my blog. :) In answer to your question: yes, it was my first half marathon.

    Have a great day!!