Fitness Fridays // Excuses

March 8, 2013 in fitness,workout

Lately I can think of a gazillion reasons to skip the gym:

Illness. Headache. All-nighters with Ari. Pure exhaustion.

But in reality, only one thing will bring my pre-baby shape back: exercise.

[sidenote: Because I’m breastfeeding, limiting calorie intake isn’t an option. More on that another time.]

And as I was feeling exhausted and sorry for myself early yesterday morning [and by early I mean 2:30 am] I happened across a friends recent blog post about finding the motivation to exercise.

I was up with a teething baby, which has been the case a lot as of late. All I wanted to do was to crawl back into bed for a few minutes, even though I knew that no matter how many times I would hit snooze, I’d still be exhausted; even though I knew that when I manage to drag myself to the gym I feel a hundred times better.

If only I could just get there.

So I drag myself there.

Why?

Because there will always be plenty of reasons to skip a workout.

And I know that even if I can only get 30 minutes in, I’ll feel better, more energized, just for showing up.

So I’ve been managing to psych myself into working out.

But everyday, every workout, is a struggle. Well, at least the beginning is.

Lucky for me, my goals are bigger than my excuses.

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Alicia at Poise in Parma
Twitter: poiseinparma
March 8, 2013 at 7:23 am

Love that last sentence. And you’re right: the beginning of a workout is rarely the most enjoyable part!

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Hannah March 8, 2013 at 9:19 am

Just keep at it! I was running every week about 15 miles total and it wasn’t until Lilly was 9 months that I finally lost the weight. Just keep at it!! You’re doing great and exercise helps you feel great! It will happen!!

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LWLH March 8, 2013 at 6:15 pm

I’m going to try Zumba and Water aerobics this week, I need to take a stand and actually start working out.

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