Today I reaaally did not want to go to the gym and run. It seemed like my brain was trying to give my every excuse not to go! Here are some of them and my answer to them:
My legs hurt The pain wont last forever.
It’s cold out and I just want to cuddle up in my bed. Run a mile and see if you’re still cold. DOUBTFUL.
I have too much to do. You’re just going to sit on tumblr anyway.
The gym is busy and I don’t want people watching me run. They aren’t even looking at you. Think of www.healthyyme.tumblr.com and how she went beast mode and kicked fear in the teeth yesterday! (You’re awesome, Olivia!)
It’s that time of the month. Woohoo. It’s not like it’s going to magically disappear at home!
‘m not nearly as fast as I want to be. Look how far you’ve come. You wont get any faster if you don’t try. Not a single mile is going to get done by sitting on your ass.
I barely slept last night because of my stupid housemates. Suck it up, sleep when you’re done.
I can always just do it another day. JUST DO IT.
So many excuses, it would have been so easy to give in. But I didn’t. I dragged myself to the gym despite this because I want to get better. I love running. I love how I feel after I work out. I’ve never regretted a single workout, but I’ve regretted not going. 4 miles on the bike and 3 miles running later and I feel amazing. Sure, I didn’t go as far or as fast as I would’ve wanted, but I went and that’s what matters the most. So if you’re using excuses not to work out, or just don’t feel like doing it, think of your goals and what you want to accomplish for yourself. You have so much more potential than you are probably aware of! :)
EDIT: As for my legs? While I’m sure they’re going to hurt like crazy tomorrow, they feel fantastic right now!