October 23, 2012

Gym Motivation of the Day

I worked out with my trainer last night.  Felt strong and my trainer noticed that my strength has improved.  We did a lot of squats, pushups and a good ab workout.  I was hoping to make it to the gym to do some cardio, but I decided to take my dogs for a walk in the rain instead.

My coworkers are doing a Mustache Dash in a month.  It is a 5K, yet, I said no.  Too terrified to run with people.  What if they are faster? What if I can't keep up?  Disappointed I said no, hoping I will have the confidence to do a race with them soon.

Today, the motivation is majorly lacking. I am totally exhausted and my coffee is not kicking in.  Plus, I have a 60+ minute commute home from work today.  Also...sorry guys, plug your ears...Auntie Flow came for her monthly visit.  My body feels tired and weak and I just want to sit on the couch and eat Cheetos and chocolate. I really don't want to go to the gym, but I really can't afford to miss a week at the gym every month.  If I want this to be a lifestyle and a habit, I need to suck it up even if I struggle.

So, I will be going to the gym whether I like it or not.  I am sure at some point tonight I will end up on the couch with chocolate in my pajamas.  But, I will feel a lot less guilty about eating chocolate if I sneak in a workout.

Today, this is what is motivating me to get to the gym:

1. I will feel less guilty about eating chocolate on the couch tonight after a workout.
2. I am sick of feeling like the biggest person in every group I am in.
3. I want people to believe me when I say I am a runner.
4. I want to feel good.
5. I want this to be a habit.
6. I am ready to think I look good.
7. I want to love myself more than I currently do.
8. I want to feel comfortable in my yoga pants.
9. I want to feel tighter, less jiggly.
10. I want to feel ok wearing loose tops and not feel like they make me look fatter.
11. I want to be able to wear dresses and not feel like my knees are super fat.
12. I am sick of feeling like I am not worth a guys time because I have gained weight.
13. I want to be able to run longer and faster.

Last but not least,

14. Next time someone asks me to run a race with them, I want to have the confidence to say yes.

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  1. Way to go Girl! Soon Running will be a lifestyle! :) Keep it up!