Monday, October 18, 2010

Get your body on the floor

Oy. Is it bad when you start a post with oy? Well, that's how I feel about my exercise life. It's been seriously lacking. Yes I'm eating right. Yes I'm active, in my own way. But wowza I need a kick in the butt.

I now have a beautiful wonderful treadmill that is mine to use whenever I desire. Be that 7 a.m. 7 p.m. or any other hours of the day. What is my excuse?

I'm lazy.

What other excuse is there? What motivation do I need to get down there? I've thought about posting pictures of dream pants, sweat, a 1/2 marathon medal, etc. around the house. I think I may have to and then the SO may have to live with the images as well. What else do I need?! I even have a TV hooked up, courtesy of the SO, to watch my favorite afternoon shows to my hearts content.

I like working out. I like the sweat and the glow afterward. I like the feeling of exhilaration, even when I didn't run ten miles ('cuz I never have :D) so what's up? I'm trying to sort through this issue; trying to nip it in the bud. I think part of it is because I've reached so many goals. No longer obese. Check. No longer tired all the time. Check. Eating better. Check. Fit in small pants and shirts. Check.

I used to work out at LEAST three times a week, for about an hour each time. I used to hem and haw for five minutes and then bam. There I went.

Any suggestions on how to kick-start my brain into exercise mode again?


  1. Sign up for a race! I never, NEVER want to exercise but I commit to running races with other people and I don't want to bail on them (sometimes I'm the one making people do the race with me, once I make someone sign up I HAVE to do it). It works for me at least :)

  2. Amy, that's such a great idea! Thanks!