Sunday, January 29, 2012

"I'm too busy to exercise"

Hello Wonderful Bleeps!  Happy Sunday.

I love Sunday's so much.  They are my ReCharge Day.  I start the day at Church.  Then I go to Starbucks for an unsweetened Green Tea (don't say Blah just yet...I thought that too, but I honestly can't tell the difference between sweetened and unsweetened now. It's all about adjusting your body.).  I usually read for a little while there and have a sandwich.  And then it's off to the gym. I'll knock out a couple of hours before coming home and preparing my chili for the week.  My roommate LOVES Chili Sunday.  The apartment smells so good.  Big shout out to the inventor of the Crockpot.  I am your humble servant.  Then I head out for a church discussion for a couple of hours and enjoy my pastry for the week (although we all know I just confessed to a cookie I only had a half scone today).  When I get home my body and mind are relaxed and ready to take on the week.

So often I have a bunch of things I want to talk about with you.  I remember back when I first started the blog I wrote two a day I had that much to say.  I still have that much, I just am trying not to drive you crazy.  Or myself.  HaHa.

So where do I begin tonight?  Well tonight's discussion was about Simplifying Your Life.  Decluttering if you will.  There is a director in Hollywood that got so stressed in his life that one day he up and decided to make things different.  Instead of sitting in the rush hour and getting frustrated he bought a bike and biked to work.  He was able to enjoy that outside and enjoy his ride to work. Then he decided to sell his mansion (where he lived by himself) and bought a trailer.  By getting rid of the things in life that were weighing him down he was able to focus on what is important.

This is what I keep telling people.  I'm so tired of the excuse "I'm too busy to exercise".  That's a load of crap.  You are responsible for your life and your schedule.  You are too busy because you want to be.  Because it is easier to have that as an excuse than to make the changes.  Well here's the thing.  I hate to break it to you, but there is no magic pill.  If you don't make the changes then it's not going to change on it's own.  It's not as if all of a sudden your body is going to go "I'm tired of being fat.  I'm going to be skinny  and healthy now."  It doesn't work that way. 

You have to put in the time and effort to do it.  It's your health for goodness sake.  What the heck is more important than that?  Go ahead. I'm listening.  NOTHING is.  If you have kids and you are shuttling them around to events every night of the week that's great.  But, if the result is that you are taking years off of your life, I'm pretty sure they would rather have that. If you are a work-aholic...well that's gotta end.  Is that really making you happy?  Get out there and enjoy life!

Now I know that when I mention my workout schedule people freak out about how much I go.  "I couldn't possibly do that."  I'm not asking you to.  But you have to make the time.  If you get an hour for lunch every day, TAKE IT.  Walk.  As a family do the Wii fitness games together for an hour a night.  Prepare meals for the week on Sundays so that you aren't calling for pizza or stopping at McDonalds.  You just have to make the effort and step out of your comfort zone.  You got yourself into this mess and you've got to get yourself out. 

When you are treating your body better you have so much more energy.  You feel so much better about yourself.  Why would you not want to do that?  Besides, if you are that stretched thin you need the exercise for stress relief.  It's a win win situation.

Tough Love sucks.  I'm sorry, but it's gotta be done.  I've said it before and I'll say it again.  I did not get to 200 pounds because of my extremely wise decisions, but I did lose the weight because of it.

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  1. I LOVE today's post! My DFH (dear future husband) and I were talking in the car and he was complaining about his weight, eating and exercise. I told him he needed to quit making excuses and just go back to the Y. I work full-time in Chicago, we have a 3.5 year old and run a household, at times with no help because of DFH's work but I do make sure to get my exercise in, even if it means walking at lunch. If you don't make yourself a priority, nobody is going to make you do so and it isn't going to magically happen.

  2. I love this post too. You are so right. Even if you just started taking the stairs instead of an elevator, or walked instead of drove to the store, it can make a difference