you don't have to want to

You just have to do it..
Hey all,
Had a good day on organizational and dieting fronts.
I cleaned out my youngster's closet..
Picked up the 4x4's for the garden fence.
Bought a sleeping bag for Sophie's girl scout sleep over tonight.
picked up a wreath form on sale for my living room.
And am currently blogging.
My husband and I went and picked up the 4x4's from 3 till 5 (along with the other errands) and when I got back I realized I hadn't taken my walk and I was already tired.
i didn't want to...
but I didn't give myself the option of no...
So I put my shoes on, asked my oldest to make dinner (which she did, hamburger helper) and took my 3.5 mile walk.
That is my minimum.
3 days at the gym...3 days walking.
If I had skipped, I wouldn't be cutting myself a break...I would be shorting myself.
Halfway through the walk I was glad I went.
So, You don't have to want to..
You just have to.
well, I am getting off this thing and am going to finish folding clothes and make my bed.
Have a great night!


Anonymous said...

You're absolutely right. All of those little food indulgences over the winter...cause, you know, I'd had surgery and it wasn't going well and blah, blah, blah...weren't really bringing comfort at all, were they?

I have a dozen pounds to get off that weren't there on surgery day. Greaaat. I may not want to be that nice to myself anytime soon!

Excellent post.


Candy kankles said...

Great post!
Im having a hard time with this im hoping it becomes habit one day.By reading it from someone else helps.Everyone has days they dont wanna do it but do it anyways im not special and need to get off my butt!

Pretty Pauline said...

As always, I needed this! Thank you. Very timely.

Amber said...

Glad you got your walk in!

Hey what happend? You left me with all these wild girls? Thought you were going to come back and suffer through some of the craziness?

They are having a great time!

Christine said...

oh, I thought since steve was coming home you guys were taking it...lol. Hope they did good. are they asleep?

Rettakat said...

"If I had skipped, I wouldn't be cutting myself a break...I would be shorting myself."

Shorting myself, not cutting myself a break... I hadn't thought of it quite like that. That puts it in a whole new light!

Hanlie said...

That is one of life's greatest lessons, right there! Good job, Chris!

Claire said...

Great thoughts, Chris! I'm going to borrow your first lines if you don't mind. I'd like to put them up in my house where I can see them. Like my bathroom mirror, refrigerator.

Mike said...

Loved this.

It's all about making the decision before you are in the moment. If you wait until the moment of truth is upon you to make a good decision, the difficulty of making the right decision is often much more difficult.

The key to consistently making the "right" choice about food, exercise or pretty much anything else in life is to know before the time of the decision what the answer is going to be. It becomes a no brainer.

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Anonymous said...

Two thumbs up!!!

Putz said...

good advice for the doers's of the world, but for the rest of us procrastinators doomsville