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Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Exercise

All along this journey, exercise for me has been all in or all out.  That's the way I am.  If I can't give a minimum of 100%, I'm not doing it.  So far, that hasn't worked so well in the weight loss arena!!

I've been needing to fold in some real exercise in to my day.  I love the flexibility of working from home.  The biggest downside for me has been boundaries between work & everything else.  It is too easy to put of things like exercise or dusting or anything that doesn't sound fun at the moment because I feel like I can do that anytime.  Of course, anytime never comes.  

When I worked in an office, I still found excuses not to exercise and when I really wanted to, I had to carve out time.  With my recommitment to losing weight, I knew that exercise was a key component, and I'd have to schedule the time to do it.  Here's the kicker, my December schedule is jam packed.  I won't go in to details, but I have a lot to do, and it will be hard to find an hour to do one of my workout DVDs.  That is not counting cleaning up afterwards.  (I confess I considered not showering after since I do work at home and am alone most of the day!!!)

I've heard over and over that some exercise is better than none.  So, I drug out my Walk Away the Pounds and did the warm up & one mile today.  That is all the time that I had.  I feel good and energized.  That is a good thing.  I'll need it to get through the end of the year. 

So, for the month of December, I will do some form of exercise 3 days per week for whatever time I have.  If I can work out 4 or 5 days, I will.  I should be able to at least do the first mile like I did this morning.  We shall see where this path leads.  I think to a good place.

5 comments:

  1. I'm right there with you. And now my philosophy is, "Well, I didn't get it in this morning, so I'll just have to wait until TOMORROW." Ha,yeah right.. :)

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    1. Oh girl, I've used that one myself!

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  2. good for you and do make sure you do that every chance you get. I'm an expert at excuses so I know how hard it is to motivate sometimes but as you know you feel better when you do!

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  3. I am in the same boat. By the end of the day, I have no motivation to get on the tread mill but sorely need to. I'm trying to make a new commitment to do so. I try to go to Tai Chi once a week but even then, I have to leave early to get Sawyer's shots in on time. But still, not excuse. I have to carve out workout time.

    Jan

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  4. You can do it!!! Keep up the great work!!

    Have a fit day!

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