Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Why Is Getting There So Hard??

First up, I was down 0.6.  It could have and should have been better but I have a tracking issue.  The issue? I'm a lazy tracker!!  So I decided something today while I was getting my ass kicked.  You know those signs or chalkboards that are usually seen at physical workplaces like construction sites and it's got a tally of the number of days without a workplace injury?  That's what I'm doing.  I'm going to put a tally on my blog somewhere of the number of consecutive days tracking.  If I skip a day, I go back to one.  It starts today.  Convenient being the first of the month.

This is what we looked like today but inside.
The main question today -- WHY IS GETTING THERE SO HARD??  I'm talking about the gym.  I knew I was going to get on the treadmill today and then do boot camp class after it.  I started thinking about it and dreading it yesterday.  Then I dreaded it all day today.  I came home from work and dragged my butt around gathering my things.  Still dreading it.  Why do I do this?  I'm so confused by this.  I'm confused because I KNOW that when I get there, it will be just fine.  I'll get on the treadmill, crank my iPod, people watch or watch a show.  Then I'll go to boot camp where I will see a couple friends and some friendly regulars and then we get our butts kicked and I HAVE FUN.  This does not sound like something to dread!  Wait, it gets better.  I FEEL GOOD AFTER!!  So from now on, I really need to focus on those good things instead of the fact that I'm leaving my cozy, warm living room.  I'm going to barbell blast tomorrow evening so I'll do my best not to dread it!!!  I believe a couple of my new gym class friends will be there too.  :)

So my goals for this week . . . water, water, water, tracking, tracking, tracking, and stop dreading the gym!!

p.s.   I'm kind of happy for my toque incident because that story has been thoroughly enjoyed by everyone who has heard it :)


  1. Okay, so just gotta say bravo for catching yourself, and making it known that you are going to do all this to change it.. Good job! :)

  2. The hardest 4 inches to control in your whole body is between your ears. You will get it done, just focus on one day at a time!!!!

  3. Keep focusing on how good you will feel after you workout. It seems like we have similar stories (same name even) although I'm a bit older and only lost 60+- pounds twice in the past few decades only to regain it. I think the third time will be a charm for both of us.

  4. I have the same problem. Exercise makes me feel so good but I have a hard time convincing myself to get it done! I think it's just changing the way we think!

  5. I hear ya. My trick is that I tell myself I'll just go to the gym for 20 minutes and I can leave after. After 5 minutes I forget that I made that deal and keep working out.

  6. It's soo true you will NEVER EVER regret a workout! hope your tracking is going well.