1. I am sipping coffee and reading blogs (yours, of course! 😉 I would love to sit here for the next hour doing just this, but lo and behold, the day will get so busy, so need to get a run in now. Just another 10 minutes……

    Thanks for the motivation! And I feel your pain with mouse and ant troubles – I really, really do! (We named our pantry mouse “Cheddar”;)

    1. I have to admit, getting up from the computer is the hardest thing for me to do. There’s just always one more thing I want to do. Hope you got your run in before the day got crazy.

  2. I can’t even believe it but I want to workout today. And I don’t even have my usual Friday appointment (Good Friday Y’all). But I am trying to psych myself up to not wimp out at the gym today. It’s so easy to wimp out without my trainer standing over my shoulder saying ‘I don’t care if you don’t like box squats with the bar (or the death march, or mountain climbers, or those stupid awful knee drives – those are the worst!) you have 4 more….then 2 more sets of 10 after that! So I want to workout, but I kind of want to just stroll on the treadmill, do some easy stuff, then sit on the massage chair for 30 mins. But I also don’t want to do that. Really. Cause then I won’t be all sweaty and happy after. So I’m going to do a great workout. I’ve decided!
    But I am NOT going to do those stupid knee drives! 🙂

    1. Working out with a trainer is a great motivator! They make you work out WAY harder than you would on your own. That’s why I want to be one when I grow up. Except it requires me to actually read some books and learn some material. Dang it.

  3. I get up early to work out so when I get up then I expect myself to follow through. I tell myself either you work out or you are not doing anything else. I also at times will allow myself a 15 min workout and quit but most of the time if I start then I go for 20 to 40 minutes. I do think doing 4 minute Tabata exercises have a great benefit. I am ok doing 12 minutes of that and calling it a good workout. I remind myself how good I feel when I finish.

    1. I used to get up early to exercise before my kids were in school. But now it works out best for me to exercise after they leave for school. I loved those early morning drives to the gym in the dark and home before Jon left for work. Feels like a different life-time, it was so long ago…

      I don’t know about Tabata. I need to check that out.

  4. I really like your tips!!! I also totally agree with #9. I have always thought that we should do things for us, but also keep in mind others and I don’t think there is anything wrong with improving ones self with others opinions in mind. I am not married, but I want to stay fit for me, but also just in case I meet that totally cute guy:)

  5. OMG #8 is so creeping up on me! How the heck did that happen? When I try to talk myself out of working out I remind myself of how I will feel if I don’t compared to how I will feel if I do and how long the regret will last. Working out wins almost every time

    I always enjoy your writing style Sandy.

  6. I am big on the “just 10 minutes or just one mile” and usually by the time I get that far I am able to convince myself it is good and I can do more 🙂

  7. i wake every morning M-Sat at 5am to workout so you can imagine the internal struggle i have with dragging my butt out of bed!

    so what i do is:
    1) the minute i start to think those things (“ugh, i don’t want to exercise!”) i get up and get moving so that my brain doesn’t have enough time to convince my body and

    2) remember that the beginning is always the hardest; that in 3 mintues after i’ve brushed my teeth and started putting on my workout clothes, i’ll be awake and kicking some ass.

    it never fails 🙂

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