Hey Everyone! I am trying to write this as serious as possible, but my a**hole husband (I’m saying that for his sake as he stands over me laughing) is making it hard. He is dying laughing at me in workout clothes (this is not my look)! He’s seen me a million times in them, but thinks it’s a riot that I am doing a post on fitness! Okay, it’s not really about fitness, but more about wanting to start to get into shape and do something healthy for me.
I admit it…I am a workout dropout! I know I should be doing it for health reasons, but honestly, I don’t like to. I feel like I don’t have enough time in the day anyway, and add in a class or long walk, then it’s a shower and hair, and you get the picture. But…most of you do it. I don’t understand why it is so difficult for me. We all have those things that we dread or won’t make time for. Maybe it’s eating or drinking too much, or maybe you worry too much. Maybe you try to have a quiet time everyday, but that ends up not happening.
I was trying to do Pilates when we lived in Nashville, and I was on a pretty good little clip, but then I started traveling and my schedule got the best of me. When we moved back to Dallas a few months ago, it was during the holidays, and I knew that exercise was going to go out the window if I started. We traveled for New Year’s Eve, and then I left again for California. See, I always have an excuse. I know I am not overweight, but it’s really a shame that I don’t do it. Here’s why…my oncologist says it’s the biggest deterrent for keeping cancer away. You would think that would make me run for days!
So here’s what I think. I got some new kicks the other day to motivate me and I am going to start today. I am not committing to every day, but at least three days a week. I am going to walk and go back to yoga (I really do love yoga), and if I mess up, that’s okay, I will try again. See, if we mess up, we have the opportunity to start again the next day or the next (we are still on this earth). I have gotten to the age where I am not going to beat myself up, but for health reasons I just need to do it. I need to strengthen my bones and my heart.
This was basically a pep talk for me, but if you are wanting to try to start something back up or give something up, it’s never ever to late. We just have to get up and do it, and I’m sure we will feel so much better for just trying! Are you in my same boat…I’d love to know. What are your tips for staying motivated?
Have a great day everyone! xx
Photos: Mary Summers Hafner