Ok, let’s be serious here. I started the 12 week fitness challenge on Monday, September 28… exactly four weeks ago. I’m one third of the way through, which is kind of crazy. In some ways, the time has gone really quickly. In just four weeks, I’ve already become way more fit and I can see the difference in my body. (I can see differences particularly well using the following method, which I plan on trademarking and selling with information products on TV: have a couple of drinks, take off your shirt, flex everything really hard, groan, and then squint as I look into the mirror. That works really well.) (And no, the changes haven’t made it to my lower half yet. That’s why I only take off my shirt.)
Here’s the problem: it’s been four weeks, and I am BORED with this. It’s great when I have Anna as a fitness buddy, but today our schedules didn’t line up and so I have spent most of my afternoon sitting on the couch in between doing loads of laundry. I don’t WANNA go to the gym. It’s COLD outside. I’m TIRED of this. And sports bras make my shoulders hurt.
Then I started looking up ways to motivate myself, and then I realized what a classic procrastinator move that is… looking up ways to motivate yourself to go the gym instead of just going. GAH. I would go now, now that I’ve worked myself up into a guilty frenzy, but I’m going to Malmö for the American Women’s Club meeting. So then I’ll have to go the gym when it’s even colder and darker out.
Waa waa waa. I feel very sorry for myself.
So what now? Does anyone out there have any great advice for staying excited and motivated for exercising. Keep in mind, my natural state most closely resembles a slug (albeit with exceptionally agile typewriting fingers).
Thoughts… encouragement… advice… guilt-tripping… All welcome now.