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The past couple of days, I’ve been really struggling in the morning to get up & get out.  Hate when that happens!

Although the changes I’ve been making in the last few months have been great, keeping up the momentum is waring on me a little.

Why do I do this to myself?  Or, am I.  Is it just par for the course?  Part of the challenge in creating new healthier habits?  What message is this ‘down time’ saying?  Need a more clear commitment?  Where is this attempt to sabotage my efforts coming from?

Message to me:  No excuses!  Get up, get out and get moving!  You’ve made a commitment to yourself, now stick to it.  Feelings are not facts and sometimes we just need to ignore those feelings and do it anyway.

I want to give myself balance between home, health and leisure and sometimes either overdo or under-do in one or all of them.  Either way, I need to not give in.

Going to the gym, including travel time, takes up only 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 hours.  The rest of the day is mine to do whatever I need or want to.  I mean, today is Sunday.  What else am I doing other than laundry & cooking dinner?  Nothing.

One thing which is part of my MO is perfectionism (with an inferiority complex) - all or nothing; black or white.  One thing that definitely can be dropped from my emotional diet!

The gray area is for days like yesterday and today and are okay.  I can choose to not go to my meeting and/or the gym.

Yesterday I did ignore those feelings, went to my meeting and skipped the gym since I did go Friday for a bit.

Actually writing this is strengthening me to Just Do It!  If I want to mind screw myself later, I’ll still have that option.  For now though, get the shower, pack the gym bag, get my BB for the meeting and get out the door.

Harsh?  Most people that really know me, have always told  me ‘take the whip off your back‘.

It’s funny cause’ I do hear and see what they are saying, however, as hard or harsh as my words may sound, there is a part of me that feels I let myself off the hook way too easy way too often.

Fear is a great motivator but it also can be a great crippler and killer of success.  The choice is always ours whether we choose to believe it or not.  So, what’s it gonna be?  Allow to be motivated or crippled?

Today I will listen to my tough-love self talk and get out of here.  I do usually feel better that I did follow through.  Today, I’ll choose to allow it to be motivation.

After all, that is my ultimate goal.  To feel better physically, emotionally and spiritually.

Today, in spite of myself, I will give myself permission to do what makes me feel good.

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    • 0 votes vote up vote up

      Vikki Hall wrote Apr 25, 2010
    • Sometimes writing is all the motivation needed. I planned from the beginning that my formal and planned workouts would be Mon thru Fri only and the weekends I would have off. Unless I decided to do something that day. I find that by planning to be off on the weekends helps keep me on plan during the week. Momentum usually will wane and that is when you really need to muster up get up and go.

      Keep up the god work!

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    • 0 votes vote up vote up

      Veggie wrote Apr 25, 2010
    • Thanks, Vikki!

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