Monday, May 2, 2011

I don't know what to title it Monday

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.


Kari :o) said...

good job teresa!

Ann said...

Good for you! Getting motivated to exercise is nearly impossible, exercising itself is dreadfully tiring and time consuming, but crazy enough, you do feel better when you do it! When I exercise and don't lose weight (which happens most of the time) I think of it this way: at least I am not not gaining any!

PS My word verification word is "plabsess". Sounds like how you would say abscess if you were numb on novocain.