No, I am not passing gas. I am just feeling pretty proud of myself.
I put in 255 minutes on the elliptical trainer in the last week. That is an average of over 35 minutes a day. Maybe if I keep that up for a year or two I will have to come up with a new name for this blog!!
But seriously.....I have been thinking.
My exercise routine is something I enjoy immensely while I am doing it, and I also feel WONDERFUL after I work out. So what is the problem? Most of the time, although I will be immensely rewarded by the time I get done, I find it hard to get motivated to go to the fitness center (about a block away). Here is a list of the excuses I have made:
I have to get to work (I have a flexible schedule with work and involuntary fitness component to my job description).
I wont be able to sleep if I work out now.
I dont want to get dressed again.
I would rather take a nap
I deserve a break
I will go just after this TV show, then that TV show.....
I should call _______
I will just check my blog and email and then....
So I make a lot of excuses....but when I go I never regret it. The only other place this happens on a regular basis is with my spiritual discipline. I make excuses about how I will pray later...read my Bible another time...give to the next person in need etc. I resist. But when I do those same things that I know feed my soul, I feel refreshed and renewed because I did them. And I wonder...why did I have to make this so difficult.
What situations do you have in your life that are like this?