Monday, June 25, 2012
Battle of the Mind
Rememeber when I talked about wanting to get in shape [for life] about a month ago? It hasn't been easy but I am serious about making excercising part of my lifestyle and not just a fad. [And when I say excercise I mean the sweating, heart pounding, pushing my body kind of excercise.]
So, I set that first goal of ten minutes a week [my hubby and some of you might have scoffed] but I have stayed true to it. I needed a goal that I could easily accomplish and the success really encouraged me to press on. I realized that excercising is as much a battle of the mind as it is my body. I have to mentally think that going for a run, putting on a 10 minute excercise video, or going to the gym is as important as doing the dishes, laundry, cooking, crafts. Excercise needs time in my life. I need to make it as much a priority as other things.
One thing that has helped me is having a buddy. One Sunday my hubby asked if we would like to go running with him. I loathe running but Cindy and I went anyways. Yup, I put on my shoes and even though I could hardly run around the entire track once, I still tried. The next Sunday we went by ourselves and I not only ran but he gave me a set of excercises to do [I hated the sit ups] that had me sore for days.
Now this Sunday I was on my own. My workout buddy was busy and I had to decide whether I would go for a run and do my workout set alone. Cindy was napping and it was my only chance. I had a million excuses and other things to do. Cleaning, crafts, napping. It was a battle of the mind. Deciding to go was harder to do than actually working out. With some encouragement from my buddy, I ended up going and felt so good about it!
I read that people who write their goals accomplish more than those who don't. It's true. I am pressing on my battle to making excercise part of my lifestyle by setting a new goal for the next few weeks. Instead of 10 minutes a week, I am going to try to jog/walk 1 mile a week. So, will you join me in setting a fitness goal?
Labels: Fit For Life