Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Just in case you need one more reason to hit the gym today...

Feeling tired, feeling lazy?  Have you just wanted to skip the gym, or karate class and just do nothing?

When you do how do you feel?

Unfortunately, real life often intrudes into the best intentions, and before you know it, one skipped workout turns into two, and three...and you've dropped your new routine entirely. The negative thoughts, feelings move in, you have a hard time getting back on track, your eating starts to get lax.  No good.

Here is some of the negative talk excuses we sometimes use:

1. I'm too busy
2. I'm too old
3. I don't want to go alone
4. It's boring
5. I got so much to do
6. My body aches
7. I have to make dinner, do laundry, etc etc
8. My kids need me home
9. I don't fit in at a gym
10. I'm too fat

Just a few of the thousands of reasons you can come up with to NOT work out.  When I get in that rut, I try to just go into "auto-pilot" where my body just doesn't listen to my stupid negative thoughts and just GOES to class.  Once I am there, I am fine and ALWAYS glad I went!

This post from CrossFit St. Cloud will give you the kick in the butt you need: Enough With the Bullshitting!

Here are some more reasons to get yourself to your class/gym:

1. Longer life
2. Stress relief
3. Better sleep
4. Cleanses your body of toxins
5. Self Confidence
6. Clarity and Concentration
7. Better sex life (proven!)
8. Enjoyment
9. Superior strength and endurance
10. Better moods

Something else that helps motivate me is looking at where I've been and where I got to in my weight loss journey.

Me at my heaviest 2007

Me with my Mom at Christmas 2011

You will NEVER regret a workout!!! Get your sweat on people!!!!   ;)

1 comment:

  1. You look amazing!!! So proud of you. Huge thanks for inspiring me with a word, a picture, a recipe and making me accountable for getting my sweat on. Love the lifestyle :)