Wednesday, February 15, 2012

The Wintertime Blues

I've had just about zero motivation to work out this week. My body has felt sore and tired. Monday when I got on the elliptical I lasted 15 minutes. My mind wandered and I kept thinking about all the other stuff I had to do. Ok, to be honest, all the stuff I would rather be doing. Yesterday, I felt off all day. After I posted my roasted chicken entry, I accidentally deleted all my tabs. I was beyond frustrated.
It was actually a blessing in disguise. After about 20 minutes of seeing red and frantically hitting the back button on my laptop, I realized I needed another solution. I poured myself a hot cup of coffee, took a deep breath, and sat down to fix what I had done. And you know what? It looks better than it did before.
Still feeling off today, I did some internet research on lacking motivation to work out. One article I read was pretty blunt. It said "Just *&^%#@# do it!" The gist? No excuses, just get it done. The article wasn't being mean, just to the point. So that's what I decided to do. And I did. I got on my elliptical and put in my 30 minutes. I worked my stability ball. I did my planks. I did my arabesques. And I rocked my free weights. And you know what? I feel better for it.
So if you are feeling those wintertime blues like I am and don't feel like working out, just *&^%#@# do it! Much like the article I read, I am not saying this to be mean. I am just being blunt with you. Don't make excuses for yourself. Trust me, you will feel better for doing it.

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