I openly admit that I am lazy most days when it comes to working out. I hate to do it and the fact that I’m overweight shows it. I’ve never been the girl who likes to exercise, go outside much, play sports, etc. I go outside now more than I did, but most days I have to force myself to work out. Not enjoying it so much means I have to have a plan to get myself motivated.
It’s simple. I get up and get started before I have a single moment to think about it. If I gave it any thought, I wouldn’t do it. I have plenty of people at my house who have no problem giving me excuses not to work out. If they had a moment to do it. I quickly put on my workout clothing and head out the door. I do my yoga out on the back porch and then do my running or whatever I’m doing for the day. They I just proceed down my list until I am dressed and ready to work for the day. Doing it this way means I have no excuses. Although if it rains and I have to go back into the house I shut down completely and be finished for the day.
Those days I head to the gym or the YMCA and get my workout done. For me, working out when I’m feeling lazy means pushing through it no matter what. Anytime I have to skip a day for any reason such as I am too sick or have an appointment that is too early to actually workout throws my whole week off. If I miss one day, I tend to not workout again the rest of the week. I know that I could just work out later int he day or even skip one day and pick it back up tomorrow. Yet, for me, that just doesn’t work.
My particular mental illnesses hinder me in that regard sometimes. I’m not just battling my body and it’s love of food. I’m battling my mental illnesses that tell me I should just give up and eat all I want. I will never be skinny or even thin and will ultimately fail. The other illness tells me how awful it is to have my schedule messed with. How much it has thrown my entire week out of balance and order. It’s a struggle on a daily basis but one that I refuse to give up fighting.
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