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What Gets You Through The Day?

Earlier today I struggled with whether or not I was going to skip the gym. I knew I shouldn’t…I knew I probably wouldn’t, but for whatever reason, I spent the better part of an hour trying to justify not going. In the end I went. I go around the same time everyday because, for me,  the best way to stay in the habit is to stay on a schedule. 

So I went, and on my way there I found myself day dreaming, as I often do, about how my life will be different a few years from now.  Don’t get me wrong.  My life is fantastic as it is.  I am literally living out my dreams. But I can’t help day dreaming about how much cooler it will be when I’m wearing the stilettos I desperately wish I could wear or how incredible I’ll feel when I can jog through Central Park without looking out of place.  Or how amazing I’ll feel when I can keep the pace of everyone else walking up the stairs as we exit the subway.  Or how I’ll feel when I actually take the subway more than cabs…:) 
You get the point.  On days that I don’t feel motivated to take on the world and the pieces of exercise equipment in it, I just remind myself how amazing it will be to look back and know I did it!  The idea of showing the world I can do it fills me with a sense of pride, but showing myself I can do it will be the greatest goal I’ve ever accomplished.  
What motivates you to keep going on days that you just don’t feel like going?

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    Divine Mrs D
    June 18, 2009 at 1:50 pm

    I used to run with the Achilles Track Club in Central Park. It's for blind and disabled runners. I was always the seeing partner, but they kicked my BUTT running through there!!!

    I think you look beautiful in your picture. 🙂

    And thanks for stopping by my blog! We ARE going to Korean BBQ. Have you been to Madangsui on 35th?

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    ♥ Kenz ♥
    June 18, 2009 at 4:13 pm

    I haven't been there no…but I have a life long friend coming into town next week. She's never been to NY so I plan on taking her to several different places..we might just try it then..:)

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    Connie Weiss
    June 18, 2009 at 11:04 pm

    When I day dream about the future….I'm running. And I'm doing something active with my kids like biking, skiing or hiking.

    But I really want to run…..

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