One of the perks about being back at home (less 1-2 days/week) is the fact that I can now get back to my regular workout routines. Woohoo!
Before Dean lost his job, I’d purchased 3 new dvd’s from Tracie Long Fitness – only one of which ever made it out of the shrink wrap. The other two remained untouched until last week. (And my oh my, what a blessed reunion that was for me…. *Selah*)
But all too quickly, life had a way of catching up to me. I found myself swamped with work (Note: The “from home” variety of work is still work and it takes a boatload of time to accomplish; don’t ever think otherwise) and I missed a few workouts.
And that really bugged me. That is until I started rationalizing my laziness away with lame thoughts like:
“I haven’t lost that much muscle tone over the last few months.”
“I still look okay for having had 3 kids…”
“Dean hasn’t complained about my thighs – yet.”
And my personal favorite: “I’ll think about that…tomorrow.” (a’la Scarlet O’Hara)
But then… light bulb!
I didn’t want to get sucked back into that, “I don’t have time to exercise!” trap. (And you know as well as I do, it’s a trap!) Because whether we/I want to admit it or not, we/I can always make time to do whatever it is we/I want to do…
- I always find the time to feed my face.
- I always find the time to dink around on Facebook.
- I always have time to email my friends
- I always have time to do the laundry
- I always find the time to complain about how I don’t have the time...
Point being – ? I had no excuse. So with that, I got off my fanny and did what I knew I had to do.
And I’ve felt pretty stinkin’ awesome ever since!
How do you keep yourself motivated? Or have you fallen into the “trap”?