Motivation–I Need Some

Posted by Jen | Exercise | Wednesday 18 January 2012 8:14 pm
Commercial elliptical trainer (rear drive version)

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Okay, so I am sitting here, watching The Office reruns and mentally coming up with excuses as to why I many not choose to workout at 8:30.  My initial workout time was 6.  Then it was 7:30.  Now it’s 8:30 and I am getting more and more tired and less likely to get up and go. 

I need motivation.  I am going to spend the next 10 minutes coming up with reasons to workout.  I will post my results here. *sets the timer*



  1. I am a member of HealthMonth and I have this very competitive streak in me.  If I don’t stick with my weekly goal of working out 5 times a week, I lose a point.  I don’t like losing.  I like seeing the progress graph go up and up.
  2. I am pretty sure I am only 5 pounds away from the next size down in jeans.  My jeans right now are slightly loose.  The next size is slightly snug.  I’m almost there. 
  3. In an hour, I will be finished and any food cravings I have will be diminished.  (Exercise always helps with that.)  I won’t have to fight against eating the wrong thing for the rest of the night.
  4. We just purchased a $450 elliptical machine.  It needs to be put to use.
  5. My friend has a pass to the YMCA with an indoor pool.  If I want to take advantage of it before winter ends, I better get into shape.
  6. I am actually in a fairly decent weight loss mode right now.  I haven’t stalled, I’m not on a plateau.  This is a great time to take advantage of that.

Okay.  I think I have convinced myself.  I will be working out in 20 minutes.  I will not stop until at least 45 minutes have passed.

Go me!