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Thursday, June 02, 2011

I decided to eat lunch out on the porch in the sun with the dog today. I've been out here for a couple of hours now (I see that the dog gave up and went back into the cool house. smart dog!). I had only planned on sitting out here long enough to eat and put in my food but I got started reading other people's blogs on here.
In the hour I've been reading, I've laughed, I've cried and had a lot of epiphanies. It really made me look at the journey I've been on for oh... 3 years or so? It's time for me to seriously get serious. The people who have lost the weight, exercised EVERY day. That is my biggest weakness. I am the queen of excuses (and also the queen of trivia btw, but's that's another story for another day). If I had exercised every time I had an excuse not to exercise, I would be underweight by now. So, I'm going to list my excuses and give myself a rebuttal to each excuse.

1-I'm too tired. - Yeah, you're tired. Everybody's tired but you're not too tired to get in the car and go sit at a restaurant for an hour. If you get in the car and go to the gym, you'll actually feel better after an hour instead of feeling stuffed and miserable!

2-I don't want to go alone. (ok. this is a real problem for me. I don't go ANYWHERE alone. It's a phobia of sorts.)- Try it. You can go to the gym one day by yourself. If you're really as freaked out as you think you will be, take Chris will you the next time.

3- Everybody will look at me.- Seriously, do you really think people at the gym are so bored that they are going to be looking at you? They are there to work out not to stare at people.

4- I can't do the elliptical.- Of course you can't do the elliptical. You haven't been to the gym enough to get the hang of the elliptical. So, you may look like a dumbass for a while. Practice makes perfect (or at least better, right?)

ok. now, if I'll just listen to the positive myself for a change. We might actually make it to the gym. I'll let you know how this goes...
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