Sunday, December 16, 2012

when you don't feel like it...

I woke up this morning at 7am and felt energized and motivated to go for a run. I rolled over and saw that it was gray outside but it looked peaceful. I checked the weather on my iPhone and saw that it was supposed to rain. I saw that it was 41 degrees and I thought to myself, "That is warm. I can run in that."

I got out of bed and realized that it was Sunday so I needed to weigh myself. My motivation suddenly dwindled. I got out the scale and weighed myself like I have every Sunday since January 1 when I began to concentrate on my wellness. I weighed myself to find out that again I had gained. I have gained steadily over the past few weeks and I knew I was going to gain again. I just have not been motivated to follow my plan with the holidays approaching. Realizing that over the past few weeks I have gained 4 lbs (not terrible; but it still doesn't feel good), I just wanted to crawl back in bed and go to sleep.
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Shouldn't seeing weight gain motivate me to get out there and work out? Shouldn't it motivate me to drink water and eat like I know I should? Why does it do the opposite? Why did I then feel like, "I just want to go back to bed?"

Disappointment. Struggle. Knowing it is hard work to lose that 4lbs that I gained? Do I really want to do this? It is only going to get worse if I don't just get out there and do something.

I took Polo on his morning walk. All the while telling myself that it was chilly and gray. It was also quiet and peaceful and exactly what I needed to clear my head.

After taking Polo for a walk, I put on my running shoes. I told myself I needed to go out and do it.

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To motivate myself, I set a new running goal. I have been running 28 minutes straight for the past couple of weeks thinking that I couldn't possibly run 30 minutes straight. Today I needed to accomplish something that seemed big to me. I ran 30 minutes straight. I ran my fastest mile yet.

I was also motivated to fire up the Charity Miles app because I knew that with every mile that I ran, I would be earning money for the ASPCA. Did you know that you can earn money for a charity of your choice by using the free Charity Miles app?

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Throughout my run I reflected on my struggle this morning. I am still reflecting. What matters is that I did it.



What are you doing today?

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