“I Don’t Feel Like It”

by Zen Gray

It’s not often that I do my hair and make-up.

Jessica Simpson in a baseball hat

Jessica Simpson wearing my work attire.

I’m lucky in that I get to wear sweats and a baseball cap to work practically every day so when I’m not only tired, but busy, AND dolled up for some meeting I had… I REALLY don’t want to go to the gym and get my workout in and get all sweaty and gross. But you know what? Even though I bitched the whole way over there… I felt great and so proud of myself after that workout. I even did a personal best on chest press. Go me!

It really helped that David was ready to go when I got home. It would have been very easy for him to talk me out of the upper body workout we did tonight. All he’d have to say was, “Would you rather (fill in the blank)?” And I would have done it. I’m really thankful that I can count on him. I wish that everyone had such a supportive partner and/or buddy.

 

 

 

Which makes me ask the questions:

  • Is your significant other HELPING you?
  • If not, can you find a way to get them on board your program?
  • Can you turn to friends or family instead if your partner is just not on your “get healthy bandwagon” just yet?

I know sometimes it sucks to get yourself to the gym. Try to have all your workout gear ready to go before you can justify your way out of it… and get some support from SOMEONE. Because when it comes down to it, you’re NEVER sorry you exercised, are you?

 

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3 Comments to ““I Don’t Feel Like It””

  1. I met my boyfriend in my running club and it helps a lot! He couldn’t run a race the other day because of an injury and still got up, showed up and drove me to it. What a sweetie!

  2. My partner is not into fitness like I am, so I have often had to go it on my own. However, last year I found a great group with Nimble Training. Knowing I have people waiting for me, or counting on my to lead the run or ride definitely helps me get out there. Before becoming a part of Nimble Training, I easily passed on some of my workouts when I “just wasn’t feeling it.”

  3. You ladies both make a great point. Having some kind of strategy in place is what’s important… fitness doesn’t just happen on it’s own. And whether it’s a running club or a workout group, knowing there are other people waiting for you is a great motivator.

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