Friday, March 26, 2010

Thanks for the guilt


You've been a great bunch of people. Thank you for all the nagging, guilting, and other forms of encouragement.

I've been clinging to the idea of exercising like a woman clinging to the edge of a cliff in a hurricane. The good news is that I might get a weekend off next week. And after that, things should actually ease up a bit and I'll be able to get back into an exercise routine that's worth the name. Presuming I remember what that is after all this time.

It really has helped, posting my exercise to this blog. I would -- so often -- have slacked off of exercising 'just this once' if I hadn't been posting up on the blog that I would exercise. Which is mostly due to the fact that you (yes, you right there reading this) might be looking at the blog that day. So thank you.


Exercise du jour: Again, the goal is to simply take a walk at lunch. I set my sights low, but the important thing is to exercise daily, no matter how little. Keep the habit of exercising going until I can give more attention to it.


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6 comments:

Gina Fit by 41 Maybe 42 said...

"Keep the habit of exercising going until I can give more attention to it." - That is such a good point, make it a habit to set time aside for exercise, even if it's not the exact exercise routine you want. I like that. Thanks.

So often I'm an all-or-nothing thinker. That's slowly changing.

marie said...

Some days I beat myself up when I realize I can't fit the gym or running into my schedule because of work or other commitments.

And then I remember that I walk to and from work for 40 mins every day.

Little things add up. It's just a matter of keeping ourselves moving to retain our sanity.

Don't burn out.

Dr. J said...

I like guilt :-)

I told you not to go out too fast when you ran that 5K right?

VRaz60 said...

Bloggers are wonderful for instilling a little guilt in a person, aren't they? However, they are much better at providing accountability. If it weren't for the blogosphere, I'd probably given up quite some time ago. Keep at it, we'll get there.

By the way, I have stolen your "Vertically challenged, Horizontally enhanced" phrase on numerous occasions. I have attributed it to a blogging buddy, so I haven't really "stolen" it per se, just passing it around.

Cat said...

Yes, blog buddies can keep you on track. When you know that someone is watching, you are much more likely to realize you need to pay attention... Because THEY will!

Great pic, too!

Cat

Xenia said...

Exactly what everyone above has already said. Your nearly daily posts are really inspiring to me, btw. And no, dear friend, I'm not joking. Keep up the great work.