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It’s Worth It

Tonight someone asked me how I find the will to exercise everyday, and I smiled. I do it even when I don’t feel like doing it. Some days I wake up ready to exercise, and other days (like yesterday) it’s hard to get motivated to sweat. But regardless of how I feel about it, I usually do it because I think about how I’ll feel at the end of the day. I think about how happy I’ll be that I did it and how miserable I’ll feel if I don’t do it.

There have been times in which I spent so much time dreading exercise that I could have been finished. So when I dread it now, I think of that, and it usually helps me transition into exercise mode.

Last month I had bronchitis for a couple of weeks. (Note to self: When you have bronchitis, take it easy. You’ll get better much faster.) I still tried going to the gym for resistance training, but I didn’t do much there. And I didn’t do much cardio while I was sick either. So when I started feeling better, I started working hard to sweat.
Today I finished Day 9 of the 30-Day Shred, hit the gym for resistance training and did an hour of cardio at home. And I’m tired…and sore. But I feel good because I know it will pay off. And I know that even though I didn’t feel like exercising today, I’ll be glad I did it tomorrow.
It’s hard to form good habits, and it’s easy to fall out of them. We are all human. We all have ups and downs, but if we forgive ourselves and move forward then we’ll accomplish our goals.
How do you motivate yourself to exercise? What makes you feel good at the end of the day?

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    Fat gal going.........
    January 5, 2010 at 6:54 am

    Today, it's in the knowledge that when the weight is gone, whether "HE" wants to admit it or not he's going to think "dang it!" and that "SHE" is going to be hanging out in the bathroom in knots wondering if it's possible that "HE" just might find his way back home……probably not a good enough reason..but it got my moping butt off the couch today…..

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    ♥ Kenz ♥
    January 5, 2010 at 7:43 am

    Gosh, I read your blog earlier this evening, and it certainly looks like you're going through a lot of things that no one should ever have to go through.

    I wish you all the best in getting through it…and I hope you remind yourself everyday that you're worth so much! Love yourself regardless…

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    Fat gal going.........
    January 6, 2010 at 8:34 am

    Thanks Kenz! I'm working on me…I can't fix him. Despite my hurt and anger I have realized I do love him and if we are able to salvage our marriage, I really didn't sign on to give up in divorce court. It goes against everything I believe in. That said though, it's all dependent on how much he's willing to put into us….and right now it isn't much. I'm not nailing any doors shut, but I'm not going to lay down and be a doormat either. We'll see how it all plays out.

    In the mean time….I'mma gonna rawk this thing! lmao

    Got in an hour of cardio today so I'm extremely pumped about that! It sucks living in "the sticks" because the nearest gym is 45 minutes away. Luckily, I have some awesome friends who are going to come this weekend and help me set up my melee of equipment here so I can get in my strength training too! Until then, it's me hitting the pavement and working it with the Wii fit….so far it's working!

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