I can't think of a catchy title today, so I have given up.
Here is what I learned about myself today, in list format, of course (I am my mother's daughter).
1. It takes me a long time to motivate myself to go to the gym.
2. It takes me a long time to get ready to go to the gym once I find the teeniest ounce of motivation.
3. I feel the need to shave my legs before going to the gym. Trust me, the other people around me were very grateful, even though they didn't know it!
4. I can be equally unmotivated and motivated about the same thing. It has been a while since I exercised. After exercising and changing my diet fairly significantly and seeing absolutely no results for 4 months, I decided that if I couldn't even lose a few pounds, it was no longer worth it. I don't like exercise enough to see no results. But than I realized that I was starting to feel more tense and I didn't have as much energy. Darn exercise that actually might benefit me! So, tonight, I decided that with my lack of motivation, 20 minutes was better than nothing. So that was the goal I set. 20 minutes of something at the gym. I got on the bike first. And set the timer for 20 minutes. About halfway in I got the crazy idea that I wanted to walk on the treadmill after I biked. So I got on the treadmill and set it for 30 minutes. I really don't know what I was thinking. But at that point, I was all in. Well, sort of. After about 5 minutes I was really close to hitting that stop button and calling it a day. But I pushed through just to say that I did it. And now I'm telling all of you. Not to toot my horn or to get you to leave a comment about how great I am :), but just to let you know that once I'm at the gym, even if I've complained about it for an hour beforehand (just ask poor Emily. I am not exaggerating), I can be motivated to actually do something while I am there!
And now I am going to crash on the couch again and watch Hawaii Five-O. That is, if I can move from my seat.
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