Tuesday, July 03, 2007

TMI – Exercise woes

Captain's Log, Stardate 07.03.2007

I did NOT exercise yesterday. In fact, I haven’t exercised in about a week. Why can’t I just do it???? Why can’t I do it consistently?

I know it’s good for me. I feel better after I do it—energized and refreshed.

I sleep better.

My backaches go away.

I’m burning calories and building muscle. I’m increasing my metabolism.

I usually make my calorie count for the day when I exercise.


I am supposed to be a logical person, most of the time. Why am I such a lazy bum when it comes to exercise? This is ridiculous. I’m such a basketcase.

I’ve played all the mind games, and they just don’t work. I exercise when I feel like it, which is about once or twice a week. I don’t exercise when I feel lazy. I’d like to exercise 5 days a week, ideally.

I think I need a good swift kick in the head.


  1. here, here. me too.

  2. I'm one of those people who needs some kind of motivation (outside of the this-can-save-your-life stuff - that just isn't enough :-)

    How about some incentives? Get some little star stickers and put one up on the calendar every day you exercise. Give yourself some reward every time you have four consecutive stars. Or, add up the minutes you exercise. When you hit 1000 minutes you get a reward.

    It's funny how the serious stuff, like health benefits don't seem to be enough, but give me a gold shiny star, and I'm there!

  3. I have the same problem...

  4. A swift kick in the head usually results in less excercise, not more. Trust me on this one.

  5. Here comes my foot!

    HAHAHA. JK. Unless you really want that swift kick. I could use the exercise.

  6. Man, I'm the same way. And I just finished some intensive (and expensive) physical therapy on my knees that the PT told me had to keep up. Have I? Um, no.

    Maybe I'll try Stephenie's gold star idea. :)

  7. I used to be a coach and a P.E. teacher. Yeah. So you would think that the motivator could motivate herself. Ummm. No. I HAVE been hitting a bag for my golf swing and I play golf, but doing my workouts? Ok, part of it is I have no one to go workout with. I'm a people person.

    I did get some exercise DVDs--one is beachbody.com's Power 90 (ouch,) and one is a dance one and another is a walking one. I also have a Billy Blanks' one. Sigh. Put it into the machine, push play, lie on the floor and complain....

    I used to say, "Tomorrow is another day to get with it." Now I say, "I can't believe I'm still breathing in and out, so it's a good day!"