14 August 2010

Look at the TIME!

"I gotta work out. I keep saying it all the time. I keep saying I gotta start working out. It's been about two months since I've worked out. And I just don't have the time. Which uh..is odd. Because I have the time to go out to dinner. And uh..and watch tv. And get a bone density test. And uh.. try to figure out what my phone number spells in words." - Ellen DeGeneres

Two days this week I didn't make time for exercise. I played some mind games with myself and ended up, as usual, regretting it. As much time as I spend online, I have plenty of time to burn calories. No excuses - I need to exercise every.day. EVERY DAY! There are no "days off" from lifestyle changes, at least not for me. Or there shouldn't be. I need to get up off my duff and move. There are plenty of exercises out on the internet if I don't feel like swimming, walking, or doing Wii. Yes, those things do get boring after doing them day in and day out. Yes, some days my feet hurt from standing barefoot on porcelain tile in the kitchen. Yes, I am tired every.damn.day.

Please, if you find yourself playing mindgames with yourself and making excuses, check out youtube to find alternative exercises to do. At least move a bit extra during the day, even if it's not your usual thing. Movement is SO important and I don't know about you, but I have to stop letting myself off the hook!

Here are a few things to search on youtube to get you started. Please let me know if you find anything awesome!

couch exercises
chair aerobics
aerobic foot massage


  1. Our a/c was out this week, so I skipped a day but was back on track after that. You are right..lifestyle changes!

  2. This is why I don't give myself a choice. Every day. Not long amounts of time, but every single day. I just know (FOR ME) that if I fall off of the band wagon even just once, I totally run the risk of falling off for months (history has proved this to be true)

  3. Be careful Aliana - I just made a similar comment somewhere earlier this week and then felt terribly guilty when I realized I had skipped 2 days myself!

    Today though I walked 2 miles, did neck-firming exercises I found online, and also swam for an hour. I'm exhuasted, but I feel better about my commitment!

  4. I not only need to workout, I need to really start pushing myself harder. I definitely have been slacking lately. Sigh.

  5. Variety is the spice of life when it comes to fitness and working out. You definitely have the right idea; keeping it new and interesting is an awesome tactic. Keep it up, no excuses, reap the rewards!


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