Last night after a little encouragement and the desire not to be shamed by the hard-pushing long-jogging FLG, I snuck off to the gym. After the new episode of Project Runway ended at 10 p.m. I decided instead of wasting time playing around online I would go get a workout in. An hour later I felt great about the decision. Just adding 45 minutes of cardio into my schedule where it normally wouldn’t have been completely made my day. Late night workouts are great.
It’s funny how despite having all the free time in the world (hello, unemployment!) I still have to force myself to get workouts in. When I’m busy I can somehow easily schedule a workout into my day. It’s just another thing on my checklist of things to do and I have no problem making myself get it done. But when I have an empty day with no structure and nothing to do I have trouble making it happen. I will pick a time to workout but because I sit around for hours before hand by the time the “exercise time” rolls around I don’t want to go. I just want to keep sitting around watching movies and twiddling my thumbs (um, I totally need a hobby – feel free to throw out suggestions). The motivation to exercise just doesn’t seem to be present.
Even today I’m having that problem. I am scheduled to go meet Cammy (the awesome blogger from the Tippy Toe Diet) for a workout in an hour. For the last hour I’ve been dreading it and thinking of reasons why I should just not go. Silly, right? There is no reason I shouldn’t go. There is no reason why it won’t be great. There is no reason why I should be trying to get out of dong the exercise my body desperately needs. Yet I am. I’m battling my lazy mind and body to convince them that this is a good thing and that sitting around the house all morning is more than enough. It’s time to get moving and stop making excuses. Even though I know the workout will be great I am still fighting against part of myself that just wants to sit around and continue feeling useless.
But then I think about all the times I’ve let myself get in the way of things I wanted or needed to do. I think about all the times I let my weight or my fear or even just my desire to be lazy hold me back. I realize those opportunities are gone but the future opportunities don’t have to slip by the same way. I am not lazy. I will workout. I will not let the desire to mope and sit around win!!
HURRAY EXERCISE!! (Boo laziness.)