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Motivation — not!

This is the time of day when I say, hmmmm it’s 4:00, I could go to yoga at 6:15.  I have plenty of time… but then when would I eat.  Well, I could have a small snack now and then I could eat at 7:30.  Sounds good.

OK, I’ve had my snack, now let’s see what else should I do for the next hour and a half before class?  I don’t want to get too involved because if I do, I will miss the class.  But, I hate to do nothing and just wait.  Well I have to drive home, that will take about a half an hour.  Maybe I’ll go for a walk before class…maybe I’ll walk to class.  No, that won’t work, it will be dark when class is over and I don’t want to walk home in the dark.

How about I just go to yoga tomorrow?  Yeah that will work.  I’ll go home and then go for a nice walk (in the light).   Well, why not go to the gym?  I haven’t been there in a while.  I could go for a walk, then go to the gym.  Well if I’m going to do that, I might as well run, it will take less time.  No, I am not psyched up to run today.

OK here’s the plan.  Go home.  On the way decide what to do, walk, gym, run, yoga…or just make dinner…..

I’ll report back later

 

OK, leaving now to

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Stick to It!

Well this hit home!  I can’t tell you how many times I’ve started an exercise program, given it up, started again, given up, re-started….you get the idea.

I think I reach a point where the novelty wears off (like learning to play the piano), or I achieve the objective (such as completing the half marathon), then I just stop.  Oh there are lot’s of good reasons (I don’t have time to practice, it’s too dark and cold out to run).  But I know it is going to be HARD to get back into my routine having given it up.  Well I’ll be paying for it come Spring!

(Thanks to http://livingachangedlife.blogspot.com/ for the words of inspiration)