Don't get me wrong, I love that it's good for me. I love that it's healthy, makes my clothes fit better, and makes me feel good that I did it. I don't even usually mind exercising once I start. But I hate having to make myself do it, and I have a hard time making myself start.
Exercising, losing weight, eating healthy.....that takes work! I just want someone to come up with something that doesn't involve work or saying "no" to eating out or eating sweets. I know, good luck with that.
Billy Blanks' dvds and I are old friends. Jillian Michaels and I have even been on speaking terms from time to time.
But today I am having a little trouble motivating myself to exercise. Man, I used to be an exercise fanatic. Well, that or at least very, very dedicated to it. I seem to have fallen off the exercise
I mean, why wouldn't I want to work up a sweat? Why wouldn't I want to tire myself out until my legs feel like a rubbery noodle? Why wouldn't I want to lift weights until my arms are so sore that I can't even reach for a bag of chips? Why wouldn't I? Doesn't it sound like fun?
Sometimes I just want to reach through the t.v. and grab that little instructor gal by the neck
I am just a mom, for goodness sake. A mom!!!!! I am not expecting to have to run at lightening speed for five miles while being chased by a rabid dog or a hungry teenager. I am not expecting to have to carry my own weight over a fence while chasing a wayward toddler, a stray dog, or the ice cream truck.
Then they have the nerve to tell me "you're doing great!" O.k., now I may not be the sharpest pencil in the pencil box, but I do know that they can't see me. Every time they tell me I'm "doing great" I
Here are the things that I need to be able to do in my life:
- get dressed
- open a can of diet pepsi
- lift a piece of chocolate to my mouth
- sit down at the keyboard and be able to lift my fingers enough to type