The days you don't want to are the days you need to!
Monday, June 13, 2011
How many times have you heard that saying? The one where - The days you don't feel like working out are the days you need it the most?
I'll tell you I used to hear it all the time and never really got it. It was probably why I kept quitting and restarting. I would just give in to that feeling. One of the things I've learned through this journey is working out for me is non-negotiable. I took 2 days off this weekend, though I had an active weekend, and you know I didn't really feel like it today but I made myself work out. The day I didn't want to work out I told myself not only do I have to but I need it. Then of course I felt better.
I also think its important to recognize when these feelings come up and try to remedy the situation. I think sometimes its normal to not feel like it for no real rhyme or reason. Today though I knew there was more behind it. Boredom.
Boredom is something I can pinpoint pretty clearly in the past as to why I would quit. Its a bad, bad trigger...that and comparing myself to others (and we all know how bad that is LOL). Its not that I'm an adrenaline or adventure junkie. Truthfully I'm very much the opposite but after doing Chalean Burn Circuit for a month, I dunno, I just needed something a little different. With 2 days left of lifting to do in the burn circuit I don't think I was really hindering myself by going onto Push 1. Is it ideal? Probably not but I did enjoy myself way more doing something completely fresh today!
This week, very soon, I plan on sitting down and maybe even using the menu maker on Sparkpeople. At the least I'm going to sit down and plan out my eating. Diet is the one hole in my plan here. I'm very aware of the benefits of a good diet but its the one thing I truly need to work on. I feel like once I get that to "click" I will truly be on the road to weight loss. With exercise I'm on the road to fitness and strength but diet truly does help the actual weight loss.
When I compare myself to others, the ones really watching what they eat are the ones loosing. I'm using that comparison as a tool to really look at myself and realize what I myself am not doing. When I'm a little more hormonal I have to be very careful about comparing myself to others. That was something I whined about a little while back. So using comparison as a tool=good provided I keep a good head about it and not as a way to turn it into a "Why Me??" moment.
Hope everyone had a great weekend! My oldest has only 2 and a half more days of school left. Crazy!