Thursday, April 12, 2012
Honestly, I probably screamed for 10 minutes straight. I then put myself in a mental time out for a couple hours - I just couldn't look at my kids without being so incredibly upset and wanting to cry. Again, today was a bad day.
I felt physically and emotionally drained all day. I REALLY didn't want to exercise today - I didn't have any energy or motivation. I thought I would try to work out in the afternoon but didn't. I took a nap instead.
By the time I woke up it was time to make dinner. I started bargaining with myself... "Oh, Serena, it's okay if you skip today! You worked really hard this week... you already burned more calories this week than previous weeks."
Given my schedule for Friday I wouldn't be able to make up the day tomorrow. I debated with myself for at least an hour before I finally decided to JUST DO IT! It was 9pm when I got dressed, got on the treadmill and started walking.
Others have said it before me and others are going to say it after me - but NO EXCUSES folks!
Not in the mood? Well, sometimes I'm not in the mood to do laundry but it still has to get done.
Feeling irritable? Well, take out some of the anger and anxiety on the treadmill - you'll probably feel better for it.
It's too late? Well, you had an hour and a half nap - so if you stay up a little later tonight that's okay.
For every excuse there is a stronger argument against it! I made a commitment to exercise 5 days a week - period! I have kept that commitment for nearly 10 weeks for the exception of missing 2 days in February because I had the flu (I had a fever and was taking decongestants -- you're not supposed to exercise when you have a fever or if you're taking a decongestant).
The next time you find yourself coming up with excuses - STOP! One day quickly turns into two, a week quickly turns into a month and you'll find yourself a year (or more) from now with nothing more than regrets. Trust me, I've already been there, many times!
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