Every day I try to walk 5 miles — and every single day I try to talk myself out of it before I begin taking those first steps.
I must have coffee first thing (delay). I’m not a morning person (excuse). I have too much work to get done today (better excuse). I’ll do email replies first (another delay); and then I have calls to make (a better and longer delay). Still… no matter all the excuses and delays I present to me — I somehow manage to convince myself that exercise is a priority. Most of the time.
My motivation isn’t to lose weight. It’s not even to be “healthy” because if that were the case, I’d cut out caffeine, nicotine and greasy foods. My motivation is knowing how awful I felt when my back decided to pay me back for neglecting it, and not wanting to repeat that again. But here I am, having my morning coffee and thinking that taking one day off won’t hurt — all the while knowing that one day off leads to two days off, etc.
The struggle is REAL. And not just for me…