Let’s Get Physical
So, this will be posted on Friday but the reality is that we are on Monday. I am not wanting to participate in today. I’m starting off my day by asking God for help. Which is what I should be doing everyday but today it is more out of desperation and need. Emotions are rolling away with me. I guess I have a hormone out of place right now. Also maybe the coffee hasn’t kicked in yet! I might need some of my tea today. For more on that click here. Thankfully I carry it in the car if there becomes an issue. I’ll be ok. Let’s get physical this next month.
For the last couple of weeks in this month I will be focusing on getting myself to the gym 4 to 5 days a week with Sunday’s as my rest day and Wednesday’s as my steamroom day. I know getting there is a majority of the battle. Once I’m there it’s not hard to get moving. I know I feel better after a good walk. I am making that the goal, to get in and do a walk everday but two and we will focus on other parts next month. The whole point is to create a habit where we are making ourselves more physical. If your not able to get to the gym due to time constraints, children or some other reason maybe getting a treadmill or some videos might work better for you.
If you click the link above I may recieve a commision but will not refer anything I myself have not also tried. Sometimes if the babies are sick I end up missing my old treadmill. I have alot of weight on me so I already know that trying to get in there and do it all at once is not going to be good for me. I have tried that before and end up being so sore that moving hurts which makes me make excuses. I’m very good at making excuses. My favorite one is “I don’t feel like it today” or “I miss my babies” , “There is too much traffic”. I can come up with plenty others but for the sake of staying positive, Let’s not!
So how do we stay positive if we know that we are the one’s making the excuses.
I think that is one of the first steps to change. Recognizing that there is a problem and what exactly that problem is. I have identified that I make excuses. While my goal right now is to get moving and be more physical, it’s really to remove the need to make excuses. I know that soreness will cause an excuse. So I will get into the habit of going for a walk everyday which will only cause a little soreness and that is relievable through stretching. I know that traffic can cause me to not go but what is the real excuse? Surely it’s not really “traffic”? No. It’s time. I feel like it takes up too much time when there is alot of traffic. That’s the same reason why I go on the way home instead of going home first. After a long day at work, going to the gym takes too much time and once I’m home…. I don’t want to leave.
We all have our own excuses and it is up to us to figure out what they are and what we are willing to do about it. As I shared in a resent post, I don’t want to be on medication for the hormonal stuff which is causing some fairly severe depression. What am I willing to do about it and how far am I going to let it go without doing anything about it? For me that means taking a powder that by itself is pretty nasty but makes a nice tea everyday, and it taste nice in smoothies. It adds a caramel flavor is what I’ve heard from some people. To me I think it kinda smooths things out flavorwise. Takes away a tangy flavor or any flavors that might be a little strong. I put it in my coffee everyday. Why? because it helps with my issue and it’s all natural. I found it works. So weather it’s hot or cold outside I will drink a hot tea, put it in my coffee or just make an iced smoothy. It levels out my hormones. Only you can decide what you are willing to do about your issues. The thing about habits is that we didn’t create them overnight and they are not going to go away in that amount of time either. So let’s get physical.
For those who have been foloowing along. I have done really well with looking at my calendar everyday and it has helped to relieve some of the stress associated with keeping appointments. I also redid my Mood charts. I’m going to have to redo them again but if you want a copy you can find that here. Next I will be creating a printable for self measuring. So keep your eye out for that. For now to go along with the exercise I need to lay off the cookies!
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